Most Dangerous Team in IPL: Top 3 teams
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Most Dangerous Team in IPL: Top 3 teams
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The most dangerous team in the Ipl list is always dominated by the 5 times Champion team Chennai Super Kings with joint-topper Mumbai Indians followed by 2 time champion Kolkata Knight Riders.

The reason behind listing them as the most dangerous team in IPl is none other than their domination in the IPL.

These 3 teams have 12 IPL trophies out of 16 IPL trophies while 2024 is still running out of which Chennai Super Kings holds five, Mumbai Indians hold five, and Kolkata Knight Riders hold two trophies. 

While Rajasthan Royals won 1 Ipl trophy in the inaugural season under Shane Warne, Sunriser Won one in 2016 against RCB, and Deccan Charger won one in 2009 against RCB and one by Gujarat Titans defeating Rajasthan Royals in 2022.

Chennai Super Kings: most Most Dangerous Team in IPL 

Chennai Super Kings are undoubtedly the most consistent, most successful, and most dangerous team in Ipl. Chennai had lifted IPL trophies five times under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

Yearvs TeamWon byPlayer of the matchVenue
2010Mumbai Indians22 runsSuresh RainaDY Patil Stadium. Mumbai
2011Royal Challenger Bengaluru58 runsMurali VijayMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2018Sunriser Hyderabad8 wicketsShane WatsonWankhede. Mumbai
2021Kolkata Knight Riders27 RunsFaf du PlessisDubai International Stadium, Dubai
2023Gujarat Titans5 wicketsDevon ConwayNarendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat
Chennai Super Kings 5 time IPL titles Details

CSK had shown unreal domination playing most consistently in IPL history in the 14 seasons of IPL they have played so far. Out of 14 Seasons, they qualified for the playoffs 12 times except in 2020 and 2022. 

Chennai Super Kings had reached the final 10 times out of 12 times they qualified for the playoffs and won the final 5 times. 

If we look over the stats of Chennai Super Kings they had an 85.71 % success in Playoffs qualification rate, 83.33% success in qualifying for Finals, and 50% win in the finals which is 5 out of 10. 

The team led by MS Dhoni is so far the most consistent in the IPL as no other teams had are even closer to the stats as of Chennai in IPL.

Chennai had faced a setback due to the involvement of their owners in the betting case that caused Chennai Super Kings to face a 2-year suspension in 2015 and 2016.

Though Chennai Super Kings have seen some ups and downs in the last 5 IPL seasons as the first time failed to reach the Playoffs in 2020 and the second time in 202 however they have shown how to make a comeback in IPL after having one bad season.

CSK won the IPL title in 2021 defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the finals by 27 runs and lifted their 4th IPL title.

A similar story repeats for CSK in 2022 and 2023 as they failed again to qualify for the Playoffs after Ravindra Jadeja was handed Captaincy by MS Dhoni. CSK ended up in 8th position with just 4 wins in 14 games. 

CSK bounced back in 2023 defeating Gujarat Titans in the 2023 finals by 5 wickets through the DLS method which made them the most strongest team in IPL so far.

Orange Cap for CSK in IPL 

CSK had also become the team to win the most Orange caps in IPL history joint highest with Royal Challenger Bengaluru and Sunriser Hyderabad. This 3 orange cap in CSK’s bag contribute to make CSK the most dangerous team in IPL

PlayerYearInningsRunsStrike rateAverage
Matthew Hayden200912572144.8152
Michael Hussey201316733129.552.35
Ruturaj Gaikwad202116633136.2645.35
Orange Cap winners for Chennais Super Kings in IPL

Purple Cap for CSK in IPL

CSK hold the record for the highest purple cap win in the IPl history so far. They had 4 purple caps in 14 seasons out of which Dwayne Bravo holds 2, Mohit Sharma 1, and Imran Tahir with 1 cap which contributes in making them the most dangerous team in Ipl.

YearPlayerMatchesWicketsAverageStrike RateEconomy4 wicket
2013Dwayne Bravo183215.5311.77.951
2014Mohit Sharma162319.65148.391
2015Dwayne Bravo172616.38128.140
2019Imran Tahir172616.5714.846.692
Purple Cap Winners for Chennai Super Kings In IPL

Chennai is so far the most dangerous team in IPL history as the domination which was under the control of MS Dhoni till 2023 but is now handed to young Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and the Team doesn’t stop flourishing in IPL under the captain Gaikwad in 2024 season too. 

Mumbai Indians: No. 2 most dangerous team in IPL 

Mumbai Indians also have the joint-highest record to be the most successful franchise in IPL history with 5 titles under their name under Rohit Sharma.

However, consistency and domination by Mumbai Indians are comparatively low in comparison to the CSK. They had lifted 5 IPL Trophies under the Captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Here’s the list of years when Mumbai Indians emerged as champions 

Years vs TeamWon byPlayer of the MatchVenue
2013Chennai Super Kings23 runsKieron PollardEden Gardens, Kolkata
2015Chennai Super Kings41 RunsRohit SharmaEden Gardens, Kolkata
2017Rising Pune Supergiants1 RunsKrunal PandyaRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
2019Chennai Super Kings1 RunsJasprit BumrahRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
2020Delhi Capitals5 wicketsTrent BoultDubai International Stadium.UAE
Mumbai Indians Winning Title details in IPL

MI have their best years from 2013 to 2020 in IPL history clinching 5 titles in just 8 years after the appointment of Rohit Sharma as Skipper in the mid-season 2013 where he had led Mumbai Indians to the first IPL title. 

Rohit Sharma had led Mumbai Indians so brilliantly as they had a record against Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings 3 times in the IPL Finals in 2013, 2015 and 2019. 

They have played 16 seasons in the IPL so far and have qualified for the playoff 10 times, reached the final six times, and won the IPL 5 times. 

They are the only team after Chennai Super Kings to be consistent in the IPL history as they possessed the record of 62.5% success rate of playoffs qualification, 60 % success rate in reaching finals, and 83.33 % win percent in the finals.

However, MI are now struggling to make it into the finals in the last 3 IPL seasons and Hardik Pandya has been appointed as the Skipper of Mumbai Indians for the 2024 IPL but This doesn’t stop Mumbai Indians from becoming the second-most dangerous team in IPL.

Orange Cap for MI in IPL

Mumbai Indians had managed only one orange Cap in their name that too in 2010 when the greatest of all time Sachin Tendulkar scored 618 runs in 15 matches with an average of 47.53 strike rate of 132.61.

YearPlayerInningRunsStrike RateAverage
2010Sachin Tendulkar15618132.6147.53
Sachin tendulkar Record in 2010 IPL

Purple Cap for MI In IPL 

 Mumbai Indians have just only one Purple Cap in their name but Mumbai Indians have shown a dominant bowling performance all over the years in the IPL.

YearPlayerMatchesWicketsAverageEconomy5 wickets
2011Lasith Malinga162813.395.951
Lasith Malinga Purple cap Winner in 2011
  • Harbhajan Singh had picked up 17 wickets in 15 matches to be 3rd highest wicket-taker in 2010.
  • Harbhajan Singh had also picked up 24 wickets in 19 matches becoming 3rd highest wicket-taker in 2013 too.
  • Malinga had bagged 24 wickets in just 15 matches in 2015 season-ended and was the second-highest wicket-taker in 2015.
  • Jasprit Bumrah bagged 27 wickets in 15 matches to be 2nd highest wicket-taker in 2020.
  • Jasprit Bumrah again picked up 21 wickets in just 14 matches to become 3rd highest wicket-taker in 2021.

Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, and Japsrit Bumrah were the key assets of Mumbai Indians in the bowling cards in the early. middle and late phases of Ipl respectively.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 3rd most dangerous team in IPl

Kolkata Knight Riders are the third most successful and dangerous team in IPL history as they clinched up IPL title 2 times in the IPL history.

Kolkata Knight Rider won the IPL in 2012 and 2014.

Yearvs teamWon by Player of the Match Venue
2012Chennai Super Kings5 wicketsManvinder Bisla MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
2014Punjab Kings 3 WicketsManish PandeyM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Kolkata Knight Riders wiining IPL Title in 2012 and 2014

 2012: KKR defeated Chennai Super Kings in the 2012 finals where Chennai posted 190 runs to the boards losing just 3 wickets. Kolkata Knight Riders managed to chase down the target in the 19th over losing 5 wickets. Manvinder Bisla smashed 89 runs in 48 deliveries to become the player of the match.

2014: KKR defeated Punjab Kings in the 2014 finals where Pbks had posted 199 runs on the boards KKR had managed to chase the targets in 19.3 overs losing 7 wickets and winning the final for the second time with Manish Pandey as the Player of the match for his 94 runs in 50 deliveries.

Both the titles for KKR had come under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir who is currently serving KKR as a mentor role.

They are currently at No. 2 in the points table with 6 wins in 9 matches with 12 points and a Net run rate of more than +1.

They have played 16 seasons so far leaving the 17th edition aside and managed to reach the playoffs 7th times and into the finals 3 times where they managed to get 2 wins under Gautam Gambhir.

KKR possessed 43.75 % of Playoffs qualification percent, with 42.85% of qualifying into the finals from those 7, and had 66.67 win percentage in the finals which makes them stand in the top 3 in the strongest team of IPL list.

Orange Cap for KKR in IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders had managed to win only one Orange Cap by Robin uthappa in 2014 where they had emerged victorious too. 

YearPlayerInningsRunsStrike RateAverage Best Score
2014Robin Uthappa16660137.784483
Robin Uthappa In IPL 2014

Robin Uthappa scored 660 runs in 16 matches with a strike rate of 137.78. and an average of 44.

Purple Cap for KKR in IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders are yet to win the Purple Cap in IPL but they had shown dominant bowling performances in 2012 and 2014. 


The above stats and record show why and how Chennai Super King had dominated as the most dangerous team in IPL followed by Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. There are many other teams as strong as CSK, MI and KKR in IPL nowadays but the record and Stats always speaks ahead to make them Most dangerous team in IPL.

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