Most Popular Team in IPL: Check Popular Team, Best Team in IPL History Here

Updated: Oct 07,2020 08:03 GMT

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Most Popular Team in IPL - The Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception in 12 years ago has set a place in their supporters pulling out a niche for themselves. The cash-rich tournament is easy, and the most popular franchise, cricket tournament from across the globe, and their fellow competitors are all trying to match with IPL's path-breaking success with theirs.  Scroll down to read more about the most popular team in IPL, and the most popular team in IPL history from this article.

Most Popular Team in IPL

Since the tournament has sent a benchmark in terms of marketing and popularity, it has been not easy to name any one of the eight IPL 2020 franchises as the most popular in the league. Taking into account from the in-depth analysis by ESPNCricinfo, CSK came out on top of the popularity standings much ahead of the rivals Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. The Kolkata Knight Riders were the most-watched and celebrated franchise earlier IPL seasons, as the team's Bollywood star owner status along with Sourav Ganguly and Eden Gardens made them quite a bit highly favoured group despite their failures. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals also were benefitted from the Bollywood appeal of the team being owned by Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta. Anyway, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore traditionally formed the top four due to their locations and the size area of the market. 

Most Popular Team in Social Media 

In 2019, Mumbai Indians had the highest number of Instagram followers in the Indian Premier League amounting to around 3.5 million users. The IPL had the highest attendance amongst all cricket leagues in the world and was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues in 2014. Rajasthan Royals have been the eternal underdogs of the IPL. Unlike all the other teams, a foreign player Shane Warne was their icon player for the inaugural season of IPL. Under his captainship, Rajasthan Royals defied all odds to win the IPL back in 2008. They have deployed the "Moneyball" strategy under Rahul Dravid and Shane Warne during their respective stints from the Jaipur-based team. After their triumph in 2008, Rajasthan Royals sadly failed utterly to reach the final in the IPL. In the 2013 CLT20 tournament, RR completed runners up. Their all-time top run-scorer was Ajinkya Rahane with 3098 runs, and their leading wicket-taker was Shane Watson (67). With keen players such as Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes set to miss the first few top matches of the upcoming season; it will be interesting to see how RR tries to cope up without them. The official Facebook page of royals has recorded 4.1 million likes on the page so far. The Twitter handle of the team has 1.2 million followers on the microblogging website. Instagram account with 1 million followers. They have the least fan-following among all the IPL teams from all three social media platforms which could be mostly due to them not competing for the IPL title since 2008.

Most Popular Team in IPL - FAQ

1. Which is the Most Popular Team in IPL on social media?

In 2019, Mumbai Indians had the highest number of Instagram followers in the Indian Premier League amounting to around 3.5 million users. The IPL had the highest attendance amongst all cricket leagues in the world and was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues in 2014.


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