IPL Winners List from 2008 to 2023: From Coruscating Chennai to Majestic Mumbai

| Posted on August 22, 2023

Indian Premier League (IPL) is a highly competitive Twenty20 cricket tournament organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). With 10 teams battling fiercely over a two-month period, the IPL seeks to crown a deserving winner.

Creating a winning combination from the start is crucial for a team to have a successful journey to the finish line and eventually win the prestigious trophy. A lot of hard work and determination is required by the teams to get their hands on the shiny IPL trophy. 

When a team emerges victorious in the IPL, they are hailed as the greatest set of cricketers to grace the tournament that year. Some teams have achieved remarkable success, earning them the title of the most dangerous teams in IPL history, thanks to their multiple victories in the tournament. 

In today’s discussion, we will delve into the IPL winners list for each year and how they got there. 

Let’s begin. 

IPL Winners List Year Wise

Only seven teams had the ability to come out on top in the IPL finals and were crowned as winners of the tournament. Here is the IPL champions list year-wise for you to see. 

IPL Winners List:

YearWinnerWon byVenue
2008Rajasthan Royals3 wicketsMumbai
2009Deccan Chargers6 runsJohannesburg
2010Chennai Super Kings22 runsMumbai
2011Chennai Super Kings58 runsChennai
2012Kolkata Knight Riders5 wicketsChennai
2013Mumbai Indians23 runsKolkata
2014Kolkata Knight Riders3 wicketsBangalore
2015Mumbai Indians41 runsKolkata
2016Sunrisers Hyderabad8 runsBangalore
2017Mumbai Indians1 runHyderabad
2018Chennai Super Kings8 wicketsMumbai
2019Mumbai Indians1 runHyderabad
2020Mumbai Indians5 wicketsDubai
2021Chennai Super Kings27 runsDubai
2022Gujarat Titans7 wicketsAhmedabad
2023Chennai Super Kings5 wicketsAhmedabad

IPL Winner 2008: Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals Winning Team from 2008

In the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008, the tournament only had 8 teams, all competing fiercely to make it a success. Rajasthan Royals, the first IPL winner, had a pretty great team with an even more impressive and experienced captain in Shane Warne. 

The final match, held between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, was a thrilling encounter that captivated cricket fans worldwide. Chennai Super Kings posted a challenging total of 163/5 in 20 overs. In response, Rajasthan Royals showcased their mettle and chased down the target with three wickets remaining. This marked the starting of a tournament that will change the cricket landscape of the world forever, setting the stage for more exciting and competitive editions of the IPL in the years to come. 

IPL Winner 2009: Deccan Chargers

Deccan Chargers Winning Team from 2009

The second edition of the IPL, held in 2009, took place in South Africa due to the general election in India. Despite the change in location, the competition remained fierce and engaging, and two new teams reached the finals, showcasing their remarkable skills and determination. 

IPL 2009 final match was held between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In a display of top-notch cricketing talent, both teams put forth their best efforts to claim the championship title. Ultimately, Deccan Chargers came out on top and won the tournament. Mathew Hayden grabbed the Orange Cap and RP Singh claimed the Purple Cap for the most runs and most wickets respectively. The final match also made a record when over 200 million viewers from India watched this match. 

IPL Winner 2010: Chennai Super Kings

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The final match in the third season of the IPL saw a clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Mumbai. Opting to bat first, Chennai put up a commendable total of 168 runs for the loss of five wickets. Mumbai Indians, however, struggled to chase down the target in 20 overs and only managed 146 runs. 

Chennai came out on top by a good margin, ultimately lifting the IPL 2010 trophy. This was the first IPL win in finals for Chennai Super Kings, their success story continued in the subsequent seasons with more wins. Additionally, Sachin Tendulkar scored the most runs (612) in the season to claim the Orange Cap, while Pragyan Ojha got the Purple Cap as the highest wicket-taker. 

IPL Winner 2011: Chennai Super Kings

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The 2011 season also saw a similar narrative unfolding in the IPL final, but this time Chennai was up against the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore. While batting first, Chennai posted a mammoth total of 205 runs on the scoreboard. The Royal Challengers Bangalore faced a challenging task in their pursuit but could only muster 147 runs in their 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets. 

Once again, Chennai emerged triumphant in an IPL final match, showcasing their prowess and consistency in high-pressure situations. On the best performers front, Chris Gayle got an Orange Cap as the highest run-scorer in the tournament and Lasith Malinga got the Purple Cap as the highest wicket-taker. 

IPL Winner 2012: Kolkata Knight Riders

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Continuing their remarkable streak, Chennai Super Kings made it to the IPL final for the third consecutive season. This time around, Chennai was pitted against Kolkata Knight Riders. While batting first, Chennai did everything they could and posted a significant total of 190/3 in 20 overs. 

But it wasn’t written in the stars for Chennai as the Kolkata team showed great strength under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir and scaled down the huge mountain to claim the first IPL win in the finals for their team. Additionally, this edition of IPL saw Chris Gayle snatch the Orange Cap as the highest run scorer and Morne Morkel snatch the Purple Cap as the highest wicket-taker. 

IPL Winner 2013: Mumbai Indians

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Continuing their great performances, Chennai again found themselves in the IPL finals against Mumbai Indians. This time around, the final witnessed a low scoring final when Mumbai achieved 148 runs by losing 9 wickets in 20 overs in the first innings. However, Chennai faced a tough challenge in their innings and could only muster 125 runs in their stipulated 20 overs.

Mumbai Indians held up the IPL trophy for the first time under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. In this edition, Michael Hussy got the Orange Cap and Morne Morkel got the Purple Cap. 

IPL Winner 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders 

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The culmination of the 2014 IPL season saw an electrifying final clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. In a high-scoring encounter, Kolkata successfully chased down a huge target of 200 runs this season as well in the final match. Leading the charge for Kolkata, Manish Pandey made a scintillating 94 runs off just 50 balls. 

In their second IPL final, they came out guns blazing and made a shorthand of the target. This season saw Robin Uthappa winning the Orange Cap for the highest run scorer and Mohit Sharma winning the Purple Cap for the highest wicket-taker. 

IPL Winner 2015: Mumbai Indians

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In IPL 2015, Rohit Sharma had matured as a captain and marshaled his troops to another victory for the team. This engaging IPL season saw another gripping final between two giants in IPL, Chennai Super Kings, and Mumbai Indians. 

In the climactic final, Mumbai posted an imposing target of 202 runs, setting the stage for a tense battle. However, Chennai fought with all they got, but that wasn’t enough to win the contest, in the end, Chennai could only manage 161 runs. In this entertaining season of IPL, David Warner got the Orange Cap as the highest run scorer and Dwayne Bravo got the Purple Cap as the highest wicket-taker. 

IPL Winner 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad

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In the 9th edition of IPL, the ever-so-complete Sunrisers Hyderabad emerged as the champions against a Virat Kohli-led formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore. Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored a mountain of 208/7 runs, an almost impossible task for any team. 

In response, Royal Challengers Bangalore started pretty well with Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli but they kept losing wickets at crucial intervals. In the end, RCB could only manage 200 runs for the fall of 7 wickets. Furthermore, Virat Kohli, the King of IPL, on the back of exceptional performance earned the Orange Cap as the highest run-scorer, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s commendable bowling earned him the coveted Purple Cap.  

IPL Winner 2017: Mumbai Indians

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In the tenth edition of IPL, Mumbai Indians scripted history by becoming the first team to clinch the IPL championship for the third time. They achieved this unique distinction under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. 

In a tightly contested final characterized by low scoring, Mumbai batted first and made a modest total of 129 runs for the loss of eight wickets. However, their bowlers exhibited excellent skills and restricted the Rising Pune Supergiants to 128/6 in 20 overs. Winning by a margin of 1 run Mumbai made history and emerged victorious in the tournament. In this edition of IPL, David Warner scored a ton of runs and won the Orange Cap, while Bhuvneshvar Kumar emerged as the Purple Cap winner. 

IPL Winner 2018: Chennai Super Kings 

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The final showdown of the 2018 edition of IPL was played between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Wankhede Stadium Mumbai. Sunrisers Hyderabad took to the crease first and scored a modest total of 178/6 in their 20 overs. However, Chennai was too good on the day and easily managed to get over the line in just 18.3 overs. 

This was the third IPL win for Chennai Super Kings as well, making them the second team after Mumbai Indians, to Achieve this remarkable feat. In this season of IPL, Kane Williamson showcased brilliant form and earned Orange Cap, and on the bowling front, Andrew Tye showcased his talents and picked up the Purple Cap as the highest wicket-taker. 

IPL Winner 2019: Mumbai Indians

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Mumbai Indians saw another victory in IPL 2019 as they defeated Chennai Super Kings by 1 run. Mumbai Indians confronted Chennai Super Kings in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad in a low-scoring encounter. 

The Mumbai team has a habit of winning low-scoring encounters, they won the IPL 2017 just like this. Mumbai batted first and only managed to get to a low total of 149 runs. Chennai started well with Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis at the helm but lost their way in the final overs. Eventually, they lost the final by a margin of just 1 run. 

IPL Winner 2020: Mumbai Indians

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Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there were changes in plans for IPL 2020, relocating the tournament to UAE from September to November. This was the most successful season for Mumbai Indians as they won the tournament for a record fifth time. 

Batting first, Delhi scored 156/7 in their allotted 20 overs, a commendable total, given the nature of the pitch they were playing. But Mumbai had other ideas and decided to go all guns blazing in the powerplay to give their team a good start. In the end, Mumbai chased down the target in just 18.4 overs. KL Rahul was adjudged the Orange Cap holder for his 670 runs in the season and Kagiso Rabada was awarded the Purple Cap for his 30 wickets in the season. 

IPL Winner 2021: Chennai Super Kings

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By defeating the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings became the second franchise to win the title for the fourth time after Mumbai Indians. 

Chennai put up a strong performance in the first innings to register 192 on the scoreboard. Faf Du Plessis put up a great show by contributing 86 runs in just 59 balls. In response, Kolkata started well but could not achieve their target of 193 to register a victory.  

IPL Winner 2022: Gujarat Titans

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In the IPL 2022, BCCI introduced two new teams in the tournament, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants. Eventually, Gujarat Titans won the tournament comfortably with Hardik Pandya leading from the front. 

In the IPL 2022 final, played between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan could only muster 130 runs in their allotted 20 overs. A pretty low target for Gujarat Titans, which they achieved with 11 balls to spare without flinching much. This edition of the tournament saw Jos Buttler rack up 863 runs in 17 innings and ended up winning Orange Cap, and Yuzvendra Chahal with 27 wickets was awarded the Purple Cap.  

IPL Winner 2023: Chennai Super Kings

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Gujarat Titans reached their second consecutive IPL final but this time they were facing Chennai Super Kings, the undisputed champions. The final was a rain-marred match which finished in three days. When they got to play the match, Gujarat Titans finished with a mammoth total of 214 runs on the scoreboard. 

In response, Chennai boys, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway started pretty well with 74/1 in 6.3 overs. The match was shortened due to rain, and the revised target was 171 runs in 15 overs. In the end, Ravindra Jadeja brought Chennai to victory with scintillating power hitting. Shubman Gill was awarded the Orange Cap for 890 runs and Mohammad Shami was awarded the Purple Cap for 28 wickets. 

Teams with the Most Wins in IPL

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Over the course of the 16 seasons of this prestigious tournament, seven teams managed to secure victory. Out of these seven teams, the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians stand out as the most prolific IPL title winners. 

Both Mumbai and Chennai have won this tournament five times each. You can check out the table below which has the list of teams that won this tournament. 

IPL Trophy Winners List:

IPL Winner TeamYearMost Wins in IPL
Mumbai Indians2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 20205 times
Chennai Super Kings2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, 20235 times
Kolkata Knight Riders2012, 20142 times
Deccan Chargers20091 time
Rajasthan Royals20081 time
Sunrisers Hyderabad20161 time
Gujarat Titans20211 time

Orange Cap Winners in IPL (Most Runs)

Among the myriad of talents playing in IPL over its 16 seasons, Only David Warner has the distinction of appearing on this list thrice. This is the highest so far, after that Chris Gayle has won this award 2 times. 

Here is the Complete list of Orange Cap Winners in IPL. 

YearWinners NameRuns Scored
2008Shaun Marsh616
2009Matthew Hayden572
2010Sachin Tendulkar618
2011Chris Gayle608
2012Chris Gayle733
2013Michael Hussey733
2014Robin Uthappa660
2015David Warner562
2016Virat Kohli973
2017David Warner641
2018Kane Williamson735
2019David Warner692
2020KL Rahul670
2021Ruturaj Gaikwad635
2022Jos Buttler863
2023Shubman Gill890

Purple Cap Winners in IPL (Most Wickets) 

This award is bestowed upon the leader on the wicket-taking list every season. In the illustrious history of IPL, Dwayne Bravo and Bhuvneshvar Kumar are the players to be featured on this list twice, underlining their skills and consistency. No one else has been able to feature on this list more than once. 

Here is the complete list of Purple Cap Winners in IPL. 

YearPlayerMatchesWickets
2008Sohail Tanvir1122
2009RP Singh1623
2010Pragyan Ojha1621
2011Lasith Malinga1628
2012Morne Morkel1625
2013Dwayne Bravo1832
2014Mohit Sharma1623
2015Dwayne Bravo1726
2016Bhuvaneshwar Kumar1723
2017Bhuvaneshwar Kumar1426
2018Andrew Tye1424
2019Imran Tahir1726
2020Kagiso Rabada1730
2021Harshal Patel1532
2022Yuzvendra Chahal1727
2023Mohammed Shami1728

Concluding Remarks

IPL is a tournament filled with ups and downs, which is why it is one of the most revered cricket tournaments in the world, watched by millions of fans worldwide. 

This article has presented an insightful overview of the IPL champion list, who over the years have had a lasting impact on the tournament and won this significant event. 

For more interesting reads on IPL, we invite you to explore our other blog pages. You might like to read about the most dangerous batsman in IPL or the most dangerous bowlers in IPL.

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