The Indian Premier League (IPL) has given a lot of wonderful moments to its supporters in the last 15 years. In 2008, when it was started, the underrated Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off the trophy under their dashing skipper, the late Shane Warne. During their campaign, they showed fabulous consistency and set the feat of winning the most games in the league round (in 14 matches). The record was under RR’s grasp till 2014 as Punjab Kings (PBKS) equalled their record by winning 11 matches.
In the inaugural edition, Royals also stunned five other teams, including heavyweights Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) and won six consecutive games in the league round to advance to the knockouts. Their back-to-back six victories helped them gain confidence and outclass their rivals Capitals and CSK in the semi-final and final respectively to lift the trophy. After the 15 editions of the league, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are holding the record for the longest winning streak, bagging 10 games in a row in the 2014 IPL.
Let’s look at the teams with the most consecutive wins in the IPL:
9. Mumbai Indians (MI)- 6 wins (2017)
In 2017, Mumbai Indians (MI) won their third title after defeating Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the final by just one run. Under their captain, Rohit Sharma, the team played an aggressive brand of cricket throughout the tournament and emerged as the champions.
The Men in Blue kicked off their campaign against RPS with a seven-wicket loss, but in the next six games, they showed a merciless approach towards their rivals. Following their loss at the hands of Pune, MI hosted Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium and clinched a four-wicket victory.
The win against Knight Riders gave them confidence and they continued the momentum in the next five matches, thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Gujarat Lions (GL), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Delhi Capitals (DC). Their winning streak came to an end with a three-run loss against RPS.
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