There are several reasons why the IPL is the favorite for several cricket fanatics. From having an intense game between the teams to seeing top-notch players displaying their caliber, this tournament has shown us all. As we talk about the teams, every season surprises us with each team’s performance. When a team starts off its season with a winning campaign, they have a higher chance to clinch the IPL title. So, here are the teams who have won four out of five matches in their debut IPL season itself.
Chennai Super Kings (2008)
One of the most successful IPL teams, Chennai Super Kings, is known for its consistent and impeccable performance. And for that, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a.k.a Captain Cool, deserves a huge chunk of the credit. During their debut season, Chennai Super Kings won their first four matches, indicating how consistent and promising the team would be in the upcoming seasons.
Rajasthan Royals (2008)
Just like the Chennai Super Kings, in the inaugural season, there was another team who were equally consistent. Also, they ended up being the first IPL champions. Under the captaincy of the legendary spin wizard, Late Shane Warne, the team had won four matches in the first five-match campaign in the 2008 edition.
Delhi Daredevils (2008)
It was evident that the first edition of IPL would be a box of cricketing entertainment. And just like the above two teams, Delhi Daredevils does deserve a shoutout on that. Under the captaincy of Virender Sehwag, this team also won four matches out of their first five encounters.
Gujarat Lions (2016)
During the 2016 edition, the new-team Gujarat Lions was known for its strong arsenal. Under the captaincy of Suresh Raina, they have won four out of their first five IPL matches. The end result was winning nine matches and ending as table toppers of the 2016 edition.
Gujarat Titans (2022*)
With the addition of two new franchises (Gujarat Titans & Lucknow Supergiants), the competition for the IPL title has got interesting and intensifying. And one of those new teams seems to be promising and is one of the top contenders for the trophy. Gujarat Titans are known for having a squad that ticks all the cricketing department aspects. Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, the team has won four matches out of their first-five match campaign. Currently, they are in 1st place in the ongoing edition.