Making History: The First Team to Reach 100 IPL Wins

IPL teams spend a lot of money in auctions to form the perfect team combination, but winning matches with consistency in the IPL is never easy. The league has seen 15 different teams participate in it since its inception, with some teams enjoying greater success than others. In this article, we will explore the first team to win 100 matches in the IPL and their journey to achieving this feat.

Mumbai Indians – The Most Successful IPL Team

Mumbai Indians was the first team to win 100 matches in the IPL, achieving this feat in 2019. They defeated Chennai Super Kings in a league match to reach this milestone. Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the history of the IPL, having won 5 IPL titles, which is the most by any team.

First Team to Reach 100 IPL Wins

The Legends of Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians owes its success to the legendary players who have represented the team over the years. Captain Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians, while Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker for the team. Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh, and Kieron Pollard are the other legends who played a crucial role in the success of Mumbai Indians.

Chennai Super Kings – The Consistent Performer

Chennai Super Kings became the second team after Mumbai Indians to win 100 IPL matches, achieving this feat in 2019. They defeated Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to reach this milestone. Chennai Super Kings have 4 IPL titles to their name and the highest win percentage in the history of the IPL.

The Legends of Chennai Super Kings

Suresh Raina is the leading run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings, while West Indian pacer Dwayne Bravo has taken the most wickets for the team. The leadership and finishing skills of MS Dhoni have been one of the biggest factors in the success of Chennai Super Kings. CSK is the most consistent team in IPL history, having reached the playoffs on most occasions.

Kolkata Knight Riders – The Underdogs

Kolkata Knight Riders is the third team to win 100 IPL matches, achieving this feat in the 2021 season after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR has won two IPL titles and has made the playoffs on 8 occasions. They were also the finalists of IPL 2021.

The Legends of Kolkata Knight Riders

Gautam Gambhir is the leading run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. He led from the front and did amazing captaincy to take KKR to 2 IPL titles. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have been the most impactful players who played a big role in the success of KKR in the IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – The Unlucky Team

Royal Challengers Bangalore was the fourth team to win 100 matches in IPL history, achieving this feat in the 2021 season against Delhi Capitals. However, the team has failed to win an IPL title despite reaching the finals in 2009, 2011, and 2016.

The Legends of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Former RCB captain Virat Kohli is the top run-scorer for RCB in the history of IPL. Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers were the top 2 impactful players for the Bangalore franchise in the IPL. Yuzvendra Chahal carried the bowling attack of RCB on his shoulders over the years.

Delhi Capitals – The Rising Team

Delhi Capitals became the fifth team to win 100 IPL matches after winning their match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 season of the IPL. The team has become a consistent performer in IPL since the 2019 season, having reached the playoffs three consecutive times. However, they have failed to win the IPL title.

The Legends of Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant is the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals in IPL. He has been one of the high-impact players for the Delhi Capitals. Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, and Amit Mishra were the other Delhi legends who played a big role in the wins of the Delhi Capitals in IPL.

Conclusion

The Indian Premier League has been a platform for many talented cricketers to showcase their skills and make a name for themselves in the world of cricket. It has also been a breeding ground for some of the most successful T20 teams in the world. Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Delhi Capitals have all achieved the feat of winning 100 matches in the IPL, which is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and consistency.

Which team has won the most IPL titles?

Mumbai Indians have won the most IPL titles, having won the tournament five times.

Who is the leading run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings?

Suresh Raina is the leading run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.

Who is the highest wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians?

Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

How many teams have won 100 or more matches in the IPL?

So far, six teams have won 100 or more matches in the history of the Indian Premier League.

Which team has the highest win percentage in the IPL?

Chennai Super Kings have the highest win percentage in the history of the IPL.

Moonda Ale

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