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 have 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 the IPL. Do you know the names of the teams with the most Losses in IPL?
Currently, ten teams are part of the IPL- Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Supergiants, and Delhi Capitals
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 (138). Winning or losing is a part and parcel of the game. Let’s have a look at the team with the most losses in 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 16 IPL editions, they have lost 127 matches out of 238. The Delhi-based team has a win percentage of 44.30. 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 44.82 (which is 2nd the lowest), the team has lost 124 matches out of 232 in the money-making league. Punjab has a bad habit of chopping and changing frequently. In 16 IPL editions, the team has changed captains 14 times and reached the knock-outs only once in 2008. Their Present captain is Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf Du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore has faced 3rd most number of losses in IPL history, 120 matches in 241 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 114 wins with a winning percentage of 47.30. Despite having big names like AB DE Villiers, and Virat Kohli- RCB has always let their fan down on the knock-out stages. The Red Army has reached the playoffs eight times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021 & 2022).
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 114 losses out of 237 matches, while they have a winning percentage of 50.21. 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 occupy the 5th place in the chart of most losses in IPL. Having lost 105 matches in 247 games, they have won the most matches also (138). All of their five trophies came under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Players like Pollard, Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Lasith Malinga have assisted Mumbai in being the perfect team in the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians has won the highest number of IPL matches so far, 138 out of 247 matches.
Delhi Capital has lost the most number of matches in IPL as of now, 127 matches.
List of Teams With Most Losses In IPL
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||241||114||120||47.30|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||237||119||114||50.21|
|Chennai Super Kings||225||131||91||58.22|
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