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IPL flashback: From 2008 to 2017, the 10-year journey


As the IPL completes 10 years, it is a perfect time to look back at the decade-long journey of the cash cow. In 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the launch the Twenty20 league. From entrepreneurs to Bollywood celebrities, many invested huge amounts of money to buy franchises and team players. The biggest names in IPL made it to the player auction. The players were sold in crores.

In 2017, The match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata KnightRiders on Friday night with a team effort every time has been Mumbai Indians’ key to success, captain Rohit Sharma said after their facile six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) second qualifier game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The final match on Sunday between Mumbai Indians and Pune Supergiants will be held at Hyderabad. let see who is the winner of IPL 2017.

Eight teams are featuring in this year’s edition — Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, Rising Pune Supergiants, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab. Here’s recap of 10 years of IPL.

IPL 10 years flashback

  • 01

    2008 Indian Premier League Season

    The inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), saw eight teams participate, with Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab dominating much of the tournament. The finals, however, were played between Rajasthan Royal and Chennai Super Kings on June 1, 2008, at DY Patil stadium in Mumbai. The Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 3 Wickets, in a last ball finish to the tense match.

    The first season of IPL was sponsored by DLF. The first winner of the tournament was Rajasthan Royals, who beat Chennai Super Kings in a close encounter match that went down to the last ball.

    Rajasthan Royals’ Shane Watson was named player of the tournament. Throughout the season, the Rajasthan Royals had lost just three matches.

    Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) won the Player of the tournament for his 472 runs and 17 wickets. Another Australian Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab) bagged the Orange Cap for most runs (616), while Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir wore the Purple Cap for most wickets (22).

    Winner: Rajasthan Royals

    Man of the Series: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) – 15 matches, 472 runs, 17 wickets

    Most wickets: Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals) – 22

    Most runs: Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab) – 616

  • 02

    2009 Indian Premier League Season

    The second edition of Indian Premier League Final was held in the following year in 2009 was hosted in South Africa, because the second season coincided with the general elections in India. There was stiff competition between the eight teams as none had the home advantage. Delhi Daredevils won most of their games, but the finalists were Deccan Chargers and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

    The final T20 match was played on 24 May 2009 at New Wanderers Stadium. The IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league, got its winner in form of Deccan Chargers – the side that had finished at the bottom of the table in 2008. Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Charges) was declared Player of the tournament for his 495 runs and 18 wickets, Mathew Hayden (Chennai Super Kings) wore the Orange Cap for most runs (572), R P Singh was pick of the bowler with 23 wickets.

    Winner: Deccan Chargers

    Man of the Series: Adam Gilchirst (Deccan Chargers) – 16 matches, 495 runs, 18 dismissals

    Most wickets: RP Singh (Deccan Chargers) – 23

    Most Runs: Matthew Hayden (Chennai Super Kings) – 23

  • 03

    2010 Indian Premier League Season

    IPL was back in India for the year 2010, this time around the Mumbai Indians were the dominant team, trashing much of opponents with ease. However, Chennai Super Kings had the final laugh, after featuring in the top four for the third consecutive season, the romped home with the trophy beating the Mumbai Indians on 25 April, at the DY Patil stadium.

    Sachin Tendulkar (618 runs) of Mumbai Indians won the orange Cap and the Player of the tournament award, while Pragyan Ojha was pick of the bowler with 21 wickets to his credit.

    Winner:  Chennai Super Kings

    Man of the Series: Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians) – 15 matches, 618 runs

    Most wickets: Pragyan Ojha (Mumbai Indians) – 21

    Most Runs: Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians) – 618

  • 04

    2011 Indian Premier League Season

    The Indian Primere League 2011 was the fourth season of the Twenty20 cricket league in India. The 2011 season aslo saw the addition of two new teams, namely Pune and Kochi – thus making it a 10-team affair. The finals were held on 29 May – between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai defeated Bangalore by 58 runs in Chennai to hold the winning trophy for the second straight season. Chris Gayle of (RCB) bagged the Orange Cap and was also named as the tournament’s best player for his 608 runs and eight wickets. The Purple Cap was handed over to Lasith Malinga for his 28 wickets.

    Winner: Chennai Super Kings

    Man of the Series: Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 12 matches, 608 runs, 8 wickets, Econ Rate 6.77

    Most wickets: Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) – 28

    Most Runs: Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 608

  • 05

    2012 Indian Premier League Season

    The 2012 Indian Premiere League, the total team count dropped to nine with the termination of Kochi Tuksers Kerala. The league matches saw Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians dominate much of the proceedings. However, it was Chennai Super Kings which created a buzz after making it to the top-four for the fifth consecutive season.

    The final was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings on 27 May at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. As the home-team looked for an hat-trick of titles, the fell short as the KKR won with four balls to spare.

    West Indies Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) was adjudged as the Player of the tournament. Another West Indian Chris Gayle (RCB) wore the Orange Cap for most runs (733), while South African Morne Morkel (Delhi Daredevils) bagged the Purple Cap for most wickets (25).

    Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders

    Man of the Series: Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders) 15 matches, 24 wickets, Average 13.5, Econ Rate 5.47

    Most wickets: Morne Morkel (Delhi Daredevils) – 25

    Most Runs: Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 733

  • 06

    2013 Indian Premier League Season

    The 2013 Indian Premiere League was the sixth season of the IPL. Deccan Charges were replaced with Sunrisers Hyderabad due to some contractual obligations. Chennai Super Kings once again made it to the final four, infact the finals too. It along with Mumbai Indians were the two dominating teams of the season. The final was played between the two teams on 26 May 2013, which was won by the latter – Mumbai Indians. Pune Warriors India team was dissolved towards the end of the tournament.

    Australia’s Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) was declared as the Player of the tournament. Another Australian Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings) received the Orange Cap for most runs (733), while fellow team-mate from West Indies Dwayne Bravo bagged the Purple Cap for most wickets (32).

    Winner: Mumbai Indians

    Man of the Series: Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals) 16 matches, 13 wickets, 543 runs

    Most wickets: Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings) – 32

    Most Runs: Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings) – 733

  • 07

    2014 Indian Premier League Season

    The Indian Premier League 2014 was the seventh season of the IPL. It was an eight team affair, as Pune was terminated towards the end of the previous season. The opening ceremony was held in the UAE on 15th April 2014, and the matches were co-hosted by UAE, Sharjah and India.

    Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings (for the seventh season) and Mumbai Indians were the four teams that made it to the play offs. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs in first qualifier to reach the final. Chennai Super Kings faced Kings XI Punjab in the second qualifier after defeating Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets in the eliminator, Kings XI Punjab defeated them by 24 runs to reach the finals. In the finals held on 1 June, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets, to become the winner of IPL 2014.

    The Orange cap was won by Kolkata Knight Riders’ Robin Uthappa (660 runs) and the Purple cap was won by Chennai Super King’s Mohit Sharma (23 wickets). Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab) was named Man of the Tournament. This was the first IPL tournament where the winner of the
    Orange cap represented the team winning the tournament.

    Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders
    Man of the Series: Glenn Maxwell (King XI Punjab) 16 matches, 552 runs, 36 6’s,

    Most wickets: MM Sharma (Chennai Super Kings) – 23

    Most Runs: RV Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders) – 660

  • 08

    2015 Indian Premier League Season

    The Indian Premier League was the Eight season of the IPL. The tournament’s opening ceremony was held at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata on 7th April 2015. Kolkata Knights Riders were the defending champions having won the title in the 2014 season.

    The Final match was on 24 May 2015 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Mumbai Indians won the match defeating Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was awarded player of the match in the Final for his knock of 50 from 26 balls. Andre Russell of the Kolkata Knights Riders was named Most Valuable player of the season. Australia’s David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) won the Orange Cap for his 562 runs, while Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings) ended with the Purple Cap for the second time.

    Winner: Mumbai Indians

    Man of the Series: Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

    Most wickets: Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings) – 26

    Most Runs: David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 562

  • 09

    2016 Indian Premier League Season

    In 2016, The IPL was the ninth season which was won by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The season began on 9th April and concluded on 29th May 2016. The Final match was between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

    The opening ceremony was held on 8 April 2016 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium in Mumbai. It featured performances from Major Lazer, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez among others. Dwayne Bravo performed the "Champion Dance", which, according to the IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, was supposed to be the "special attraction" of the ceremony.

    Winner of the match: Sunrisers Hyderabad,

    Man of the match: Ben Cutting

    Man of the Series:Virat Kohli

    Most wickets: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    Most Runs: Virat Kohli