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| On Jun 22, 2022 11:35 AM IST

Which is the most popular team in IPL?


Post India’s win in the T20 World Cup; Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the commencement of franchise-based T20 competition to be played between 7 Indian cities and 7 Indian states. The tournament was named as Indian Premier League.

In the year 2008, first auction was held with the total base prices of the franchises being 400 million. At the end of the auction 8 teams were formed based in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Mohali.

Origin India
Format T20
First Edition 2008
Number of teams 8 initially, now 10
Most Successful Team (wins) Mumbai Indians
Most Popular Team (fan base) Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians is the most successful team with 5 IPL trophies whereas Chennai Super Kings has won four IPL titles.

The performance of the teams, choice of players, marketing, size of home market have together determined the popularity of the teams in the 12-year history of the game, and will continue in IPL 2023.

Here is a list of most popular IPL team as per the fan base on social media

Team Fan base
Chennai Super Kings 31.5 M
Royal Challengers Bangalore 24.2 M
Mumbai Indians 30.8 M
Rajasthan Royals 9.2 M
Kolkata Knight Riders 24.3 M
Punjab Kings 13.9 M
Delhi Capitals 13.1 M
Sunrisers Hyderabad 11.8 M
Lucknow Super Giants 1.86 M
Gujarat Titans 1.774 M

Fans are the biggest strength of the IPL and major reason behind its popularity. Their constant support and love brings innovation each year to strengthen their favourite teams. They motivate their teams and boost the morale for excellent performance.

Over the 12-year span of the league Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have managed to win the hearts and have the strongest fan base on social media.

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