Indian Premier League, also popularly known as IPL is a professional cricket tournament .It is played in 20-20 overs format.It is played each year since its inception in 2008.Currently IPL is played by nine teams and each teams consists of cricket players around the world but majority from India.
In 2013,IPL final was played on Sunday ,May 26,2013.It started at 20:00 local time at Eden Gardens Kolkata.After lot of eventful matches finally Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians made to the finals this time.
Mumbai Indians won the one of the most exciting and thrilling match against Chennai Super Kings.Dhoni led the fight till end and was unbeaten on 63.
Mumbai Indians while batting first made 148/9 in 20 overs ,while batting second chennai super kings managed to put only 125/9 in 20 overs.
This is the fifth time chennai super kings played in IPL finals,2 finals they have won ,one against mumbai indians in 2010 and other against bangalore royal challengers in 2011, also 3 times they have lost one against kolkata knight riders in 2012 ,one against Rajasthan royals in 2008 and one against Mumbai Indians in 2013.
Here is the list of IPL winning teams :-
1.2008 IPL Winner – Rajasthan Royals
The final was played in DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai,India. Rajasthan royals led by Shane Warne won first IPL final beating Chennai super kings led by M.S. Dhoni.
2.2009 IPL Winner – Deccan Chargers
This time IPL was hosted in South Africa due to General Elections in India. This time Deccan chargers defeated Bangalore Royal Challengers in the the final.
3.2010 IPL Winner – Chennai Super Kings
Chennai super kings led by Dhoni won the final match by defeating Mumbai Indians.
4.2011 IPL Winner – Chennai Super Kings
This time two new teams Pune Warrriors and Kochi Tuskers were added to the list of teams.Now the total no of franchises became 10 from 8.This time Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab franchises were cancelled due to ownership dispute.But couple of months later both teams were allowed to play the IPL.
Again chennai super kings led by dhoni won the IPL final defeating Royal challengers bangalore.This was the first time any franchise won their second consecutive IPL title.
5.2012 IPL Winner – Kolkata Knight Riders
This season kochi franchise did not play due to their termination.This time defending champions chennai super kings lost against Kolkata Knight Riders.
6.2013 IPL Winner – Mumbai Indians
This time Deccan chargers are not playing as they have been ousted from IPL. There is a new team Sunrisers Hyderabad which is playing instead.Total 9 teams are playing IPL this season.This time final match was played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens Kolkata.Mumbai Indians won the final of IPL 2013.
All credit goes to entire mumbai Indians team who led the fight together against chennai super kings.
Here is List of IPL Playing Teams in 2013,IPL Teams Valuations,IPL Teams owners ,IPL Teams Coaches and IPL Teams Captains
1.Chennai Super Kings
This team is based at Chennai. It is owned by N Srinivasan the MD of Indian cement ,which is the third largest cement company in India. The coach of the team is Stephen Fleming. Dhoni is the captain.The valuation of the franchise is $91 Million(IN R 490 crores).
2.Royal Challengers Bangalore
Based at Bangalore,this team is owned by Vijay Mallya,the owner of UB Group.The captain of the team is Virat Kohli and coach is Raymond Vernon Jennings a former South african wicketkeeper. The valuation of this franchise is $111.6 million(INR 602 crores).
This franchise is owned by Mukesh Ambani of reliance group.The captain of the side is Ricky Ponting and the coach is John wright. The valuation of the franchise is $111.9 million(INR 603.7 crores).
4.Kolkata knight Riders
This franchise is owned jointly by red chillies entertainment owned by actor Shahrukh khan and Mehta Group owned by Jay mehta and Juhi chawla. The captain of the side is Gautam Gambhir and coach is former Australian coach Trevor Harley Bayliss. The valuation of the side is $75.9 million(INR 409 crores).
This team is owned by GMR Group.This Group is founded by Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao.The captain of the side is Mahela Jayawardene and coach is Eric Simons, a former south african cricketer.The valuation of the franchise is $84 Million(INR 453 crores).
The team is based at Jaipur. The franchise is owned jointly by Emerging Media owned by Lachlan Murdoch and UK Tradecorp Ltd owned by Raj kundra and Shilpa Shetty.The captain of the side is Rahul dravid and coach is Paddy Upton,a south african cricket coach.The valuation of the franchise is $67 million(INR 361 crores).
7.Kings XI Punjab
This team is based atMohali. This team is jointly owned by Preity Zinta,Ness wadia of Bombay dyeing,Mohit Burman of Dabur group,karan paul of Apeejay surendera group and The Oberoi Group.The captain of the side is Adam gilchrist and coach is Darren lehman.The valuation of this franchise is $76 million(INR 410 crores).
This team is based at Hyderabad. The team is owned by company, Sun TV Network founded by Kalanidhi maran.The captain of the side is Kumar Sangakkara and coach is tom moody.The Valuation of the side is $159 million(INR 857 crores).
9.Pune Warriors India
This team is based at Pune. The team is owned by Sahara group founded by Subroto roy sahara.The captain of the side is Angelo Mathews and the coach is Allan donald of south africa.The valuation of the side is $370 million(INR 1996 crores).
Interesting facts about IPL:-
1.IPL was started due to disagreement between BCCI(Board of control for cricket in India) and ICL(Indian Cricket League).ICL did not enjoy the support of BCCI and ICC(Indian cricket council).ICL was a privately funded by ZEE Group.
2.It is world’s richest cricket tournament.
3.In 2010 IPL became first tournament which was broadcast live on the YouTube.
4.Final four matches of IPL was screened in 3D in cinema halls across India.This was first time in 2010 season.