Every IPL fan or child in India looks forward to the summer vacation, not for the holidays, but for the IPL. Every sports fan genuinely cheers for their favorite team. Besides, the enthusiasm in India for IPL is ridiculous. Moreover, when the match comes to a finish or last over, the excitement often gets crazy. And we all know who has that kind of potential, and it’s none other than MS Dhoni.

And the Indian Premier League is the world’s biggest and most popular league. The IPL began in 2008 and is presently in progress with the IPL 2022 season. Furthermore, there were only eight teams in the IPL until 2021, and for the first time, two new teams were added in IPL 2022. 

In addition, for many teams, winning the title almost remains a dream. However, RCB, despite not winning the title, has the most considerable fanbase globally. In contrast, Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history, followed by CSK. As a result, we’ll look at the top five most popular and successful IPL teams and their performance in IPL in this article. 

1) Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings are known for their large fanbase and, most notably, Ms. Dhoni, their Super Cool Captain. N Srinivasan bought this team in 2008, and it has become one of the most popular teams in the IPL. The fans of CSK are known as ‘yellove’ fans around the world. And the team has a unique way of interacting with its fans. 

The CSK squad has won the title four times, just one behind the Mumbai Indians. They have won Ipl titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. MS Dhoni, also known as Mahi, is responsible for this outstanding achievement. Further, the team works well together, which has achieved their success. Meanwhile, with nine final appearances, it is the most consistent team in the IPL. Also. They have been runner-up in the IPL five times.

CSK has won 120 of 204 matches so far, for a winning percentage of 58.82. CSK has been in such good form for so long that every team is scared to play. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, and Dwayne Bravo have been crucial to CSK’s success. As a result, CSK is the best team in the IPL. 

2) Mumbai Indians

The Mumbai Indians, captained by Indian Captain Rohit Sharma, is a cricket team based in Mumbai. With five IPL championships, Mumbai Indians are the most successful team ever. Besides, Reliance Industries owns MI. Their success stemmed from a spectacular IPL auction when they acquired younger players. Also, the entire Mumbaikars, or Mumbai Indians, are just screaming for Rohit Sharma and his side. 

The squad was captained by Sachin Tendulkar for the first five years and never won the title during that time. When Rohit Sharma was appointed as captain in 2013, everything changed in terms of luck and faith, with the team winning titles in the alternative seasons. The most incredible thing is that in the 2014 IPL, Mumbai Indians lost their first five matches and made it to the playoffs. Moreover, they are the first team in the IPL to play 200 matches. 

They’ve been so successful since 2013, that they’ve won titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. In addition, Rohit Sharma is already a standout performer for MI. In addition, Keiron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and several other players have excelled for MI. Finally, believe it or not, the Mumbai Indians are India’s most popular and beloved team. 

3) Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders ranked third among the most popular sports teams. Shahrukh Khan, the most famous actor in the world, has a share in KKR. They won two IPL championships under Gautam Gambhir’s leadership in 2012 and 2014. Because of the well-known celebrities that own the team, it has gained much popularity. 

They defeated CSK in the IPL 2012 final by 5 wickets. Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis enjoyed a superb combination in that match, propelling the team to victory. Because of their amazing performance, they were also the runner-up in the IPL 2021. Despite a sluggish start, they have won four of their last five games in that season. KKR, under Eoin Morgan captaincy, advanced to the final to face the massive Chennai Super Kings.

BCCI head Sourav Ganguly played a key role for KKR throughout the 2008 and 2010 seasons. Since IPL 2021, they have added a number of outstanding Indian youth to their list, including Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy. In contrast, Andre Rusell and Sunil Narine have always given their utmost in the face of difficulties. 

4) Royal Challengers Bangalore

When we think of the most prominent and famous team that has yet to win an IPL trophy, we think of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team is noted for their excitement and commitment to their job. Further, their fans are crazy and ecstatic for every match. Whenever a match is held at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium then tickets sell out quickly, and fans show up with great banners to support RCB.

Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers have been with RCB since 2008. They both performed admirably and had a strong relationship. Yuzvendra Chahal was a decent spinner for RCB. But AB de Villiers posted his retirement while Virat left his captaincy. They also finished second in the years 2009, 2011, and 2016. However, RCB has never won a single championship. 

Moreover, Virat Kohli has consistently demonstrated his superiority in terms of performance. In 2012, RCB set an IPL record with 263-5 runs against Pune Warriors, with Chris Gayle scoring 175 runs in just 66 balls. RCB also has the lowest run total in the IPL, at 49 runs. As a result, RCB is a team that has ups and downs in terms of results.

5) Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals, the Jaipur-based franchise, is another dominant team in IPL, with one IPL trophy. They won their first title in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008. RR has also had many outstanding captains, like Shane Warne, Rahul Dravid, Steve Smith, and others. Meanwhile, after winning his first IPL trophy in 2008, RR never won another title in the next 14 seasons. What may have gone wrong to trigger this failure?

And have only qualified for the playoffs three times. Shane Warne was the captain who led his side to a fantastic victory. Shane Watson, the RR batsman of 2008, was also named Match of the Man. He made 472 runs and took 17 most-wanted wickets in the Ipl 2008 season. 

Furthermore, from the start, the Rajasthan Royals’ tagline was “Halla Bol.” And Jaipur, the Pink City, has a lot of RR followers. Also. They were unfortunately banned from the IPL for the 2016-2017 season. 

On the other hand, RR is having a fantastic season in the IPL 2022, led by Sanju Samson. Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal are the star performers for RR. And they are on the verge of qualifying for the playoffs, but it will be intriguing to see how they complete the campaign. Let’s hope RR shows some magic moments with their performance this season. 

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