IPL is the short form for the Indian Premier League which takes place every year in India. It started out in 2008 and is completing its 10th year with glory. In all these years, a lot of players showed their great performances in cricket setting their worth high.
Several teams took part in the IPL but it is a fact that there is always one King among all. So, in this article, we are going to talk about the one team which has the most wins on its side and one cricketer who showed exceptional performance.
In this article, we’ll not only tell you about the King player and the King Team but will also talk about some other players who performed really well in IPL.
Who is the King of the IPL Team?
With great experiences and many wins on his side, it is Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is known as the King of IPL. The journey of M.S Dhoni in the IPL series was sort of a fun ride. A lot of fans, be it any match, come to see the “Mahi Magic” that he puts in his game.
It’s not just his wicket-keeping that sends chills down the spine of the fans but also his batting and the helicopter shot. His journey started when in 2007, the Indian National Cricket Team won the T20 World Cup in South Africa. This is the reason why all the franchises competed against each other to have then 26-years-old M.S. Dhoni in their IPL team.
That is when the Chennai Super Kings got Dhoni with the payment of a huge amount of 1.5 million which is considered as the foremost bidding price of IPL 2008. From there, the booming IPL journey of Dhoni began.
Throughout the 10 years of IPL, Dhoni showed his brilliant performance and is also referred to as the “Baap of IPL”, which means the Father of IPL. He gained the King’s title in 2020 as well because of his mind-blowing talent. In just the first half of the season 2020, his fans and admirers have already named him the King of IPL 2020 too.
Which team is considered as the IPL King?
Now, let’s talk about the IPL’s King Team. Well, as it has been made clear already that Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the title of the King of IPL, it is only likely that his team holds the place of the King Team of IPL.
It’s a fact that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is considered to be the best team of IPL. Dhoni, being the captain of the team, has lined up the young and newcomers players like Ravichandran Ashwin in his team.
This team has lifted the IPL title thrice; that is in 2010, 2011, and 2018. Due to this, they have the best winning percentage of 61.28 among all the other teams. Also, CSK is the only team that qualified for their playoff stage until 2019.
Unfortunately, in the first part of the 2020 league, Dhoni had to sit out of the matches because of a nursing injury. In his stead, Players like Doug Bollinger, Albie Morkel, and Matthew Hayden competed for crucial roles. The team, because of the hard work put in by everyone, end third in the points required for the semi-finals.
CSK won against the defending champions Deccan Chargers. In the finals, they had a match with Urban Center Indians and won by 22-runs. With their win, they have again raised the value of their team. Dhoni, out of all, had a good outing and made the bat evaluation of 287 runs at a mean over thirty.
Other Players who showed exceptional performance in IPL (200)
Other than the King player, there are many players who performed well in the Indian premier leagueL matches. Below mentioned are some of the players who are ranked on the basis of their created scores.
Virat Kohli is the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. With a total of 5878 runs in 192 matches, Virat Kohli holds rank 1 in the IPL matches. He made 5 centuries and scored 39 fifties in all these matches.
Suresh Raina is part of the IPL’s King Team, Chennai Super Kings. He scored a total of 5368 runs in 193 matches. During the IPL, he made 1 century and 38 fifties. Due to these achievements, he holds the 2nd rank in the list.
David Warner is the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. He played a total of 142 matches in the IPL and scored 5254 runs in total. During this he made 4 centuries and 38 fifties, which raised his average score; that is, 42.71. That is why he is third on the list.
Next on the list is Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Mumbai Indians team. He scored a total of 5230 runs in the 200 matches of IPL he played. One century and 39 fifties are a part of this score created by him and helped him to get the 4th rank.
The 5th best player is Shikhar Dhawan, who has scored a total of 5197 runs in 176 matches. This score includes 2 centuries and 41 fifties. Due to his great performance, he is one of the top 5 scorers in IPL matches.