With IPL being such a brief T20 event crammed into the midst of a congested international schedule, it becomes critical for clubs to start well and begin accumulating victories from the moment the first match itself. We’ll go through a list of the Most Losses In a row in IPL history!
5. The Delhi Daredevils in 2012-13 (8)
The name change in 2019 seemed to improve the Delhi franchise’s prospects, the Delhi franchise has adopted the moniker of ‘perennial underachievers.’ Despite possessing the firepower of local favorite Virender Sehwag at the crease and the bowling skill of Morne Morkel, they lost eight consecutive matches between the close end of a poor 2012 season and the beginning of the 2013 season before registering their first victory.
4. 2009 Kolkata Knight Riders (9)
While it may seem weird to find two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders on a list of the IPL’s Most Consecutive Losses, the Bengal-based franchise took its time developing a successful recipe. Due to the fact that the 2009 IPL was held in South Africa, KKR struggled to adjust to the new circumstances and went on a nine-game losing streak despite the presence of Chris Gayle and Sourav Ganguly in the squad.
3. Pune Warriors India, 2013 (9)
Although Pune Warriors India played in the IPL for a little period, they clearly did not like their time there. After ending a lengthy losing streak (discussed below) that dated all the way back to the 2012 season, the Pune team immediately embarked on another downward spiral, losing nine consecutive matches in the 2013 season.
2. Pune Warriors India, 2012-13 (11)
The 2012 and 2013 IPL seasons were exceptionally trying for Pune Warriors India, with the team sharing the unenviable record for the most number of losses in IPL history. Their 11-game losing streak began during the close of the 2012 season and extended into the start of the next year’s version.
1. The Delhi Daredevils (2014-15). (11)
Their heinous performance towards the conclusion of the 2014 season (which carried over into the start of the 2016 season as well) vaults them to the top of this infamous list. After losing nine consecutive matches in 2014, DD lost their first two matches in 2015 as well, but strong displays from Mayank Agarwal and Yuvraj Singh secured them a victory against Kings XI Punjab after over 350 days without a win.