Note: Super-Over wins have been included under total wins; updated October 15, 2021
About most wins in IPL by a team
Incepted in 2008 as an eight-team, league-cum-knockout tournament, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has revolutionised world cricket. The cash cow of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), IPL is the richest T20 cricket league and the most-watched around the world too, with the TV viewership for the tournament’s 2020 edition reaching 31.57 million impressions, the highest for any IPL season, according to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.
The standard of cricket elevates the IPL above every other T20 competition, while the team rivalries (Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings, for example, is called the El Clasico of IPL) add more spice to a tournament that is not short of entertainment value.
Mumbai, with 127 wins in 217 matches, have the most wins by a team in IPL. They are followed by Chennai, who, having played two seasons less, have the second-most wins in IPL (117 in 195 matches). The two franchises also share eight—MI 5 and CSK 4—of the 14 trophies won so far, making them the most successful IPL teams in history. Mumbai have played the most IPL matches (217).
Super Kings, who have played each of their 12 seasons under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, have the highest win percentage with 60.00, ahead of Mumbai’s 58.52.
Kolkata Knight Riders, who have won the IPL twice, are one of only four teams to have 100 (or more) IPL wins. They also have the third-highest win percentage for an IPL team, with 51.67.
Pune Warriors India, who featured in three seasons of IPL from 2011 to 2013 before being terminated by the BCCI for refusing to pay the entire bank guarantee amount as per the franchise agreement, have the lowest win percentage for an IPL team, with 26.08. They won only 12 of 44 IPL matches.
Among franchises to have played each of the 13 completed seasons so far, Punjab Kings (previously Kings XI Punjab) have the lowest win percentage (46.07) having won 94 of 204 matches.
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, with 100 wins in 211 matches, have a win percentage of 47.39. The rebranded Delhi Capitals, previously Delhi Daredevils, have a win percentage of 45.71 after winning 96 of their 210 matches.
Glossary: MP-Matches played, MW-Matches won (includes Super Over wins after tied matches), ML-Matches lost (includes Super Over losses after tied matches), NR-No result; CSK-Chennai Super Kings, DC-Delhi Capitals, DCh-Deccan Chargers, GL-Gujarat Lions, KTK-Kochi Tuskers Kerala, KKR-Kolkata Knight Riders, MI-Mumbai Indians, PBKS-Punjab Kings, PWI-Pune Warriors India, RR-Rajasthan Royals, RPS-Rising Pune Supergiant, RCB-Royal Challengers Bangalore, SRH-Sunrisers Hyderabad