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Worst Team in IPL – The T20 revolution was brought by the Indian Premier League in 2008 to world cricket. From the inaugral season as well, the tournament saw participation from the top players around the world. At present, the overseas board allow their players to participate in the tournament to get much needed exposure to quality cricket, ability to maintain composure during pressure games and an understanding of pitches in India.

Worst Team in IPL

The tournament has seen major success as well as disappointments in equal manner. Some of the teams like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders are quite successful teams in the IPL. But the below table gives you the idea about the worst team in terms of number of wins out of their appearances in the tournament history.

Here’s a list of worst team in IPL

(min. 50 matches)

Team Matches Win Loss NR/Tie Win Percentage
Deccan Chargers 75 29 46 0 38.66
Punjab Kings 204 91 109 4 45.58
Delhi Capitals 210 93 111 45.67
Royal Challengers Bangalore 211 98 106 7 48.06
Rajasthan Royals 175 84 86 5 49.42
Sunrisers Hyderabad 138 68 66 4 50.72
Kolkata Knight Riders 209 107 98 4 52.15
Mumbai Indians 217 125 88 4 58.52
Chennai Super Kings 195 117 76 2 60.56

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  • Deccan Chargers have been the worst team in the IPL history with only 38.66%. Even after lifting the title in 2009, their performances were not consistent enough in the other editions. They played in the tournament from 2008 to 2011.
  • Punjab Kings franchise reached the playoffs in 2008, and were the runner up in the 2014 edition. But, they have only secured 91 wins in 204 matches.
  • Although the Delhi Capitals have improved their performances since the 2019 edition, but they do not have a good record in the tournament. Until 2021 season, they a win ratio of 45.67%.
  • One of the most popular teams in IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won only 98 fixtures out of 211 matches. They qualified for the playoffs in 2009, 2011, 2016, and 2021.

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  • Then Rajasthan Royals have been quite average as well in the tournament. After winning the 2008 edition, they have not been able to qualify for the playoffs, and have a winning ratio of 49.42%.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad replace Deccan Chargers in 2012, and have not been impressive in the tournament. Apart from 1 title win in 2016, the team has not shown any brilliance in the field and have 68 victories in 138 matches.
  • The Kolkata Knight Riders team won the title in 2012 and 2014, and have a 52.15% winning ratio in the Indian Premier League.
  • The team with 5 title wins in 2013, 15,17, 19, and 2020 has been one of the most successful sides in the tournament. They have secured victories in 125 fixtures out of 209 matches.

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  • The most celebrated team, Chennai Super Kings also has the best winning ratio of 60.56% in IPL. The CSK team have won the title 4 times, in 2010, 2011, 18, and 21.

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