What comes to your mind when you hear the word franchise league? I am sure that most of us think about the IPL. Since its inaugural edition in 2008, we have watched many high-profile games from the top sides. Plenty of IPL players has stepped into international cricket with the help of the most lucrative league’s platform. So far more than 600 matches have been played among the 10 sides of IPL. Do you know the names of teams with the most Losses in IPL?
Currently, eight teams are part of IPL- Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Delhi Capitals. BCCI may suffix two more teams from the 2022 IPL season.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has the highest winning percentage in IPL to date, while Nita Ambani-owned Mumbai Indians has registered the most wins (122). Winning or losing is a part and parcel of the game. Let’s have a look at the team with the most losses in the IPL history.
Delhi Capitals On Top With Most Losses in IPL
Delhi Capitals is topping the undesirable list of teams with the most losses in the history of IPL. In 202 IPL games of 13 IPL editions, they have lost 118 matches out of 224. The Delhi-based team has a win percentage of 46.94. They are one of three franchises, that have never had the privilege to hold the IPL trophy. Delhi has made it to the play-off of IPL four times only (2008, 2009, 2019, 2020 & 2021).
The 2nd IPL franchise on the list of most losses in IPL is Punjab Kings. Having a win percentage of 45.62 (which is the lowest), the team has lost 116 matches out of 218 in the money-making league. Punjab has a bad habit of chopping and changing frequently. In 13 IPL editions, the team has changed captains 13 times and reached the knock-outs only once in 2008. Their Present captain is Indian opener, Mayank Agarwal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore has faced 3rd most number of losses in IPL history, 113 matches in 227 games. This is the 2nd team after the Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, who have not worn the crown of IPL yet. RCB has registered 104 wins with a winning percentage of 48.65. Despite having big names like AB DE Villiers, and Virat Kohli- RCB has always let their fan down in the knock-out stage. The Red army has reached in play-offs thrice (2010, 2015, 2020 & 2021).
Kolkata Knight Riders
One of the best franchises of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders has secured 4th position in terms of most losses in IPL. The team co-owned by Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has sustained 106 losses out of 223 matches, while they have a winning percentage of 51.56. The KKR franchise has been champions twice (2012 & 2014) under the leadership of ex-Indian opener Gautam Gambhir. Since 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders is yet to win the crown.
The five-time IPL winners in the history of IPL, Mumbai Indians is occupying 5th place in the chart of most losses in IPL. Having lost 98 matches in 231 games, they have won the most matches also (129). All of their five trophies came under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Players like Pollard, Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Lasith Malinga have assisted Mumbai to be the most perfect team in the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians has won the highest number of IPL matches so far, 129 out of 231 matches.
Delhi Capital has lost the most number of matches in IPL as of now, 117 matches.
List of Teams With Most Losses In IPL
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||227||107||113||48.65|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||223||113||106||51.56|
|Chennai Super Kings||209||121||86||58.41|