The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of cricket’s most competitive and popular T20 tournaments. The competition began in 2007 as a competition for young cricketers to showcase their abilities. The BCCI guaranteed that it was played every year after the initial season’s popularity.
Smartphones and social media also added to the excitement of the IPL. People have real-time access to information on the IPL because of these tools. It boosted the teams’ popularity as well as the tournament’s general excitement. Every summer, fans look forward to seeing their favorite players from across the world compete on the pitch.
In this article, we look at the most popular teams in the Indian Premier League.
1. Chennai Super Kings
One of the most successful franchises in the tournament’s history is the Chennai Super Kings. Every season, the club features a strong lineup that keeps supporters on their toes. Chennai Super Kings have made the playoffs the majority of the time. CSK features some well-known players on their roster. The franchise has a large fan base thanks to players such as MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja.
2. Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians (MI) have won the Indian Premier League (IPL) five times. Midway through the 2013 season, the Mumbai-based team had to replace its skipper. In 2013, a youthful Rohit Sharma guided the squad to its maiden championship triumph. Mumbai has won the IPL four times since then, in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, the Pandya twins, and Quinton de Cock are among the players who have assisted. In addition, with a mentor like Sachin Tendulkar, MI’s fan base has grown significantly.
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore boasts the most devoted fan base of any team. Even after numerous failed attempts to win the trophy, their fan base has not shrunk. The team has a large fan base because of the presence of Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Mr 360 AB de Villiers. Every time the team plays at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the fans pour out in droves.
4. Kolkata Knight Riders
This franchise is owned by Shah Rukh Khan. It’s no wonder that it has a large following. KKR had not had a good season until 2012 when they beat CSK to win their first title. Eoin Morgan is the captain of the Kolkata-based team. Morgan was given the captaincy in the middle of the tournament when the squad was in trouble. Despite the fact that the team’s bad form has never benefited them, they will be hoping to make the playoffs this season. Russell’s presence will also enhance the team’s confidence.
5. Delhi Capitals
Last year’s IPL season was a success for the Delhi Capitals. They were able to sneak into the playoffs due to their steady performances during the first half of the season. When the team’s international players are off of the form, the Capitals rely on its Indian players to step up. As a result, they have a robust fan following. Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shikar Dhawan, and Ravi Ashwin have all contributed to the team’s success on and off the field.