History Of The IPL From 2008 to 2020 (12 Seasons)

In today’s BigCric article we will talk about the brief history of IPL from 2008 – 2019 (12 seasons). The Indian Premier League IPL is a professional T20 cricket league in India based on a round-robin group and knockout format by eight teams representing eight different cities in India.

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Delhi Capitals
  3. Kings XI Punjab
  4. Kolkata Knight Riders
  5. Mumbai Indians
  6. Rajasthan Royals
  7. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Initialized by The BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi. The IPL was launched in 2008 and now IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world they have been 12 seasons of the IPL tournament and the 13th (2020 season) is now taking place in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September 2020 through 10 November 2020.

The History Of The IPL
The History Of The IPL

Now let’s take a look back at the 12 seasons of Indian Premier League (IPL) but before that have a look on the records and statistics of 12 seasons.

  • Current Champion: Mumbai Indians (4th Title)
  • Number of Teams: 8 Teams
  • Most Successful Team: Mumbai Indians (4 Titles)
  • Most Successful Batsman: Virat Kohli (5836 Runs)
  • Most Wickets in IPL: Lasith Malinga   (170 Wickets)
  • Most Overall Catches:  Suresh Raina (102 Catches)
  • Most Man of The Match Awards Winner: Ab De Villiers (22 Times)
List of Indian Premier League records and statistics
List of Indian Premier League records and statistics

History Of The IPL -The First Season 2008

The first season grabs the world’s attention with big names such as Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Shane Warne, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid switching to a league far different from conventional cricket. The champions of this season were Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the player of the series was Shane Watson.

The History Of The IPL - First Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – First Season Winner

IPL Season 2 – 2009 (history of the IPL)

This season was conducted in South Africa as the government refused to provide security as it clashed with the general elections. Manish Pandey a 19 years old rookie became the first Indian to score an IPL century.  Deccan Chargers (DC) the bottom place team for the first season won the tournament well Deccan Chargers is an underdog I would say and Adam Gilchrist was the player of the series of this season.

Second Season Winner - Deccan Chargers
Second Season Winner – Deccan Chargers

Indian Premier League Season 3 – 2010

Sachin Tendulkar clinched the Man of the Series award and won the orange cap unfortunately Mumbai Indians (MI) finished runners-up with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) winning their first title.

History Of The IPL The Fourth Season 2011

The Indian Premier League went into its fourth season with 10 teams the two teams added were Pune Warriors India (PWI) and Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK). Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the title for the second time and Chris Gayle was the player of the series.

Chennai Super Kings - Fourth Season Winner
Chennai Super Kings – Fourth Season Winner

The Fifth Season of IPL – 2012

The teams were reduced from ten to nine with the termination of Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) due to a breach in the BCCI’s terms of conditions on the brighter side Sunil Narine the play of the series took Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir to the first IPL title.

The History Of The IPL - Fifth Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – Fifth Season Winner

The Sixth Season of IPL – 2013 (The Controversial Season)

The controversy was the highlight of the 2013 season with the spot-fixing scandal rocking t20 cricket in May 2013. Rajasthan Royals (RR) players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan were arrested on charges of spot-fixing. Deccan Chargers (DC) saw its end as a franchise and was replaced by Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai Indians with the champions and Shane Watson once again became the player of the series.

The History Of The IPL - Sixth Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – Sixth Season Winner

History Of The IPL – The Seventh Season 2014

The Indian Premier League was back to 8 teams with Pune Warriors India pulling out. Gautam Gambhir led the Kolkata Knight Riders to their second IPL title. Glenn Maxwell became the player of the series.

The History Of The IPL - The Seventh Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – The Seventh Season Winner

 

The Eight Season of IPL – 2015

Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and Andre Russell was the player of the series.

The History Of The IPL - The 8th Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – The 8th Season Winner

The Ninth Season Of IPL –  2016

Sunrisers Hyderabad was the winner of the season with four centuries and seven 50s. Virat Kohli became the player of the series with the total of nine hundred and seventy-three (973) runs following the spot fixing and betting scandal Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the IPL.

The History Of The IPL - The 9th Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – The 9th Season Winner

The Tenth Season Of IPL – 2017

Rohit Sharma led the Mumbai Indians to the third IPL title. Ben Stokes was the player of the series and this was the last season of the two franchises Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat lions which replaced Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

The History Of The IPL - The 10th Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – The 10th Season Winner

The Eleventh Season Of IPL – 2018

Teams after a two-year suspension Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals returned to action with CSK clinching their third IPL title. Sunil Narine was the player of the series. 2018 also saw the infamous ball-tampering scandal involving Steve Smith and David Warner the ripple effect of which also affected Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The History Of The IPL - The 11th Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – The 11th Season Winner

The Twelfth Season of IPL – 2019

Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings by one run to win the final forth title. Delhi Daredevils were renamed as Delhi capitals. Andre Russell became the player of the series once again.

The History Of The IPL - The 12th Season Winner
The History Of The IPL – The 12th Season Winner

well, that was twelve seasons of IPL at a glance please share your thoughts with us, and don’t forget to share this article with your friends on social media platforms.

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