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IPL 2018: Top 5 Competitions in the History of IPL till Now

The Indian Premier League is, essentially, the most lucrative, elegant cricket T20 tournament in the world. Huge sixes, diving and sliding stops, splendid fielding, close completes are all pieces of the show.  The most engaging cricket league, the Indian Premier League, has finished 10 years and a sum of 13 teams have highlighted in the IPL, out of which just Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have lifted the trophy in IPL history till now.

Apart from the trophy lifting, many times there have been tough competitions between two teams, in which we get to see some memorable moments in the tournament matches. With outstanding performances, there are many such rivalries in the history of IPL, when the fans have always seen some classic encounters between IPL teams. Let’s have a look at the top 5 competitions or rivalries in the history of IPL till now. These are the fixtures which fans get really excited and hold their breath to watch.

Delhi Daredevils vs. Mumbai Indians

The match between two biggest cities of India proves to be the most demanding and engaging rivalry in the history of IPL. One of the teams above has won the trophy thrice, and the other team had a very bad decade but they showed very strong promises at the beginning. If we talk about the stats, Mumbai has won a total of 11 matches of out 20 and Delhi has won only 9. But if we compare with other teams, Mumbai is the team, on which Delhi has a strong record of winning. This year in IPL 2018, both the teams will be led by two top-ranked captains, Rohit Sharma from Mumbai Indians and Gautam Gambhir from Delhi Daredevils.

Top 5 Competitions History Till now

Stats –

Total matches played – 20

Won by MI – 11

Won by DD – 9

No result – 0

 

Mumbai Indians vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

It is exceptionally hard to peruse into a straight on record between these two teams, as there are significant changes in the team combinations from season to season. It began as a battle between 2 of the finest Indian Batsmen as Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Mumbai Indians have held the boasting rights in the competition as they have won 16 matches against Kolkata, which is the most by any team in head to head competitions. Likewise, KKR lost initial 5 matches, that too with the huge difference in scores. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma loves playing against KKR as he has scored 312 runs in 6 matches against them.

Stats-

Total matches played – 21

Won by MI – 16

Won by KKR – 5

No result – 0

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders

Bangalore has unquestionably won more matches than Kolkata yet Kolkata has won an IPL title but Bangalore never won any title of IPL. If we talk about head to head matches, KKR has an edge as they have won 12 out of 21 matches played between them. The first match of the inaugural IPL was additionally played between these 2 sides with KKR winning by 140 keeps running with Brendon McCullum staying unbeaten on 158.

Additionally, from Kohli’s spat with Gambhir to Gayle’s take-off and possible accomplishment at RCB, everything just signifies this astounding contention. RCB might want to make the amends and level score against KKR in this year’s IPL, as KKR would be without Gautam Gambhir who will be captaining Delhi Daredevils in the eleventh season of IPL.

Top 5 Competitions History Till now

Stats –

Total matches played – 21

Won by RCB- 9

Won by KKR – 12

No result – 0

 

Chennai Super Kings vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The competition between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore is very famous among the fans of IPL. Both the teams met on the head to head match in IPL on April 28, 2008, and as a result, Chennai won the match by 13 runs. That was although a very tough competition but CSK proved to be the best. Led by two of the best Indian players as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, they have played each other 21 times in the IPL.

Top 5 Competitions History Till now

Stats-

Total matches played – 21

Won by RCB – 7

Won by CSK – 13

No result – 1

 

Mumbai Indians vs. Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai had two or three offseasons prior on, however as far back as Rohit Sharma took control over the captaincy in 2013, fortunes changed for the team.  On the other side, Chennai Super Kings is considered to be the steadiest team. Likewise, CSK and MI have met each other at 24 matches, the highest number. These are the main two teams in the IPL who have faced each other thrice in finals of the competition with Mumbai winning two of them.

Mumbai Indians have won 13 to 11 out of 24 matches between the two teams. Having two of the best cricketers in CSK’s MS Dhoni and MI’s Sachin Tendulkar has improved the rivalry. They will play the inaugural match in this season of IPL 2018.

Top 5 Competitions History Till now

Stats –

Total matches played – 24

Won by MI – 13

Won by CSK – 11

No result – 0

 

Let’s wait for the 11th edition of IPL to begin from the next month and experience the exciting moments of the game this year.

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