Top 10 IPL (Indian Premier League) Teams
It's obvious that CSK will take the number 1 slot in the rankings, as the team has the best in the world, 'Captain Cool' MS Dhoni. The way he handles the squad is quite superb. I have always admired his decisions and the tactics he uses in the matches. MSD is a game-changer. He is one of the best finishers of the game. Now, almost everyone has given their positive view about MSD, saying, "MSD is a legend and the best captain of all time."
CSK always has a quite decent batting and bowling lineup, with 2/3 all-rounders in the middle order.
So in 2015, it will be CSK, crowned as Champions for the third time.
Let's see this objectively, without any prejudices.
IPL - 11 tournaments thus far (2008 to 2018).
1. 3/9 times title winners (TOP RECORD tied with MI, see point 4).
2. 7/9 times finalists (TOP RECORD).
3. 9/9 times in the playoffs (TOP RECORD).
4. The above numbers don't count the two times (out of 11) they were suspended (1 title by MI, 1 title by SRH). If they weren't suspended, MI would not be as high up in the list as they are now, and that's a winning bet.
5. Home record of the Super Kings: 66.67%.
6. 2/5 times lifted the title of Champions League.
7. Best win percentage among all teams in the IPL (61.56%).
8. They lifted the title again in the best comeback ever after being suspended for 2 seasons. So much for the proverb, "When the lion takes two steps back, it does so to pounce, not to flee." CSK is popularly identified by their roaring lion logo.
Show me one other team with or near this impeccable track record, and then we'll talk.
According to my thoughts, Mumbai Indians is the strongest team in the IPL. If we look at the performance of MI in the last few years, Mumbai has the kind of power to come back in a kingly way after losing three to four matches consecutively. No other team has this kind of power. And Mumbai is also a three-time champion. And this year, they also have a huge chance to grab the IPL trophy, I think.
I support the Mumbai Indians, and they got 195 runs in 87 balls in IPL7, which was impossible. If it had been any other team, they would have lost their confidence, but Mumbai didn't give up and made it to the top 4 teams, even though they lost their first five games. Bumrah, Corey Anderson, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, and some more players played very well like them. Go, Mumbai Indians!
Mumbai is the only team to have won the IPL three times. They have achieved this without the presence of even one international captain. Even the youngsters in the team, including Nitish Rana and Jasprit Bumrah, are amazing. In the 10th edition of the IPL (IPL 2017), they proved their amazing talent and supremacy through their winning streaks at home as well as away, losing only 3 of their 14 games.
I support Royal Challengers Bangalore because it is a cool team that can handle pressure. Secondly, this team is led by the young star Virat Kohli, who is one of the quality players and the current Indian captain. Thirdly, this team has many famous and fantastic players like Chris Gayle, Captain Virat Kohli, the best finisher AB de Villiers, and Dilshan. I think RCB should be ranked as the number one team of IPL. Also, note that RCB has a hard hitter in Chris Gayle, and the whole team depends on his batting performance. If he bats well, there are more chances to win, but if he doesn't play well, the team can lose.
True talent, caliber, big names, big money, and entertainment define RCB. Some people may mock that, but if you owned a team (be it any sport), and you had a ton of money, wouldn't you buy the most talented players in the world? That's what RCB and Mumbai Indians do. The day decides the game. Look at CSK losing twice in the final. Look at AB de Villiers dismissed at the boundary by Lynn of KKR in a "must-win" game. Well, at the end of the day, it's entertainment and grooming a lot of talent. Young guns and unknowns can play without fear (like Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, etc.) and make their mark.
Getting back to square one - I would be biased if I said RCB was the best team because I'm an RCB fan. I'd venture to say they are the most talented team, and definitely the most entertaining!
Kolkata Knight Riders is the most amazing team in 2014. They won the finals by chasing down 200! All their players are deadly, except for Ten Doeschate, who is an amazing fielder though. According to me, KKR is the second-best team in IPL after Chennai since they both have won the finals, but CSK has been in the playoffs the most. KKR is my favorite team as I love their spirit and enjoy when they play the matches. Even their owner SRK is very good and always tweets and supports his team with full faith! KKR also has the best uniform, and if they win another year, they will be the 'best', which for me, they already are.
The best team is still surviving in the competition, not like the banned CSK, and is much more consistent throughout the tournament, unlike RCB and MI, who are much acquainted with poor starts. And the remaining teams are not any threat to KKR. KKR is the best.
I like KKR the most. I think KKR is at number 4 because of weak batsmen. There is no batsman in this team that scores runs quickly, only Yusuf and Robin hit runs fast. I want to say that Shah Rukh Khan, I, Eric, want to say you should buy some fast-scoring batsmen like Chris Gayle. If you buy one, then its rank will be 2. I am requesting you to buy batsmen for IPL.
Kings XI Punjab is a very dangerous team in IPL 4 because players like Gilchrist, David Hussey, and Praveen Kumar are some of the best in the world, and I wish the winner of IPL 4 is KXIP.
The most entertaining team. Great captaincy and team spirit. Love the team. Great game, guys.
Because it is the best. Adam Gilchrist was part of the team, but this time he is not playing. This time, the best team is Kings XI Punjab.
The Hyderabad franchise is the only team that has won the IPL twice with no big superstars other than Warner and Bhuvi. We back our bowling, we play as a team, we play smart in auctions, we win cups. I really wonder how a team that has won the IPL twice can be placed at the bottom of this list.
The best team, undoubtedly. The bowling and the batting line-up is mind-blowing. And how can you give it a 7th position? It is the number 1 team for sure!
Before, I couldn't say anything, but now it comes with two top openers, S. Dhawan and D. Warner. They both can take it away from the remaining seven.
Obviously, RR is the best. Who would have ever known that these fighting lions would punch above their capability and win the inaugural IPL without any huge superstars like Gayle, ABD, or Virat in RCB?
They have excellent teamwork, which none - I repeat, none - of the other teams have. They work so hard and have played some real cricket.
They are the best combination and they play disciplined cricket in the DLF IPL. Dravid is a cool captain, and he proves it every time he is in the field.
The team with the least resources but the most courage in the IPL! Underdogs in every match, fighters in every game!
Prithvi Shaw is great, and Shreyas Iyer is full of talent and a great captain. They need a little bit of improvement in some places, but I truly believe that they have great potential.
Delhi has the best talent, which is on the verge of being selected for the Indian team, amazing established players such as JP Duminy, and some of the best coaches in the world, such as Rahul Dravid.
Delhi Daredevils is giving a chance to young Indian and Delhi players, having a good winning percentage. So, Delhi should be in the top 3 teams.
What! Chargers at 4? They should be 2nd. They performed poorly in IPL 4 because they were unlucky at their home ground. This is the only team that inspired me! Go Chargers! And KKR 3rd? This list is nonsense. In IPL 1, 2, 3, this was the only team which was at the bottom of the table. Even in IPL 4, they performed averagely! DC is the best team in IPL. Chennai Super Kings cheated in IPL 3! Match-fixing with Deccan Chargers in the semi-finals! Otherwise, Deccan would have won even IPL 3!
Gilchrist was the greatest captain, as was Sangakkara! The only reason they didn't qualify for the semi-finals in IPL 4. This team rocks forever! No team can defeat this team! Go Chargers!
It's the unstoppable team in the IPL.
Deccan Chargers doesn't have good players this time, but Sangakkara, White, Steyn, Duminy, Dhawan, and Mishra all have been supportive. I think DC should acquire many cricketers to play in IPL 6. I think Sanga's captaincy is good, but DC doesn't have good players. I'm grateful to Sanga and other players like Daniel, White, Dhawan, Mishra, Duminy, and Steyn for bringing Deccan to 8th place. I hope next time the Deccan Chargers owner will buy good players. I'm thankful to the coaches of DC... UNSTOPPABLE!
Bye-bye, the worst team.
The swing of Sreesanth.
Super team ever.
Come on, this should be above Kochi Tuskers!
Not only Ross Taylor, but this team could be the best because of Ganguly.
We are the best.
It's the most awesome since it has good players like McCullum, Raina, Dwayne Smith, and Aaron Finch. It also has Andrew Tye, the good bowler in 2017.
Gujarat is a new team, but they can also become champions if they try.
So far, the Gujarat Lions have won all their matches.
It will be the best team in IPL 9 because it has players like Dhoni, Smith, and Peterson, who are the best international players.
It is amazing because of the one and only MS Dhoni. The others are also great, though.
I love this team. MI and RPS are my favourites: MI 1, RPS 2. What a team! Smith, Dhoni, Ashwin, Unadkat - in 2 seasons they have 1 runner-up, which is great. But I was confused about whom to vote for in the final, RPS or MI, but I supported MI.