Losing is something that the IPL teams hate. This is one thing that everyone wishes that they do not get into. The fact is that once a team starts losing, their winning mindset goes in the backtrack. Chennai Super Kings has never witnessed a long losing streak because they have a legendary captain like MS Dhoni, who is holding the reins of the team.
But the same is not the case for all other franchises. Some captains have a weak mindset, which is why they cannot change the minds of the players once they start losing games. This even tempts the team management to change the team captain. Here’s a list of the top 3 teams with the most consecutive losses in IPL history.
Most Consecutive losses in IPL history
3) Kolkata Knight Riders – 9 losses (All in 2009)
KKR is a very strong team right now, but in 2009, the Purple and Gold army could not trouble its opponents much. The reason behind it was that the team had lost its star Pakistani players like Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Akhtar, and even Umar Gul.
The South African conditions did not suit the younger lot of the team as they kept on losing games and recorded a losing streak of 9 matches.
2) Pune Warriors India – 11 losses (9 in 2012 and 2 in 2013)
PWI franchise did not have the luck by its side. In their brief existence, they became the team with the worst win-loss record in IPL history. They never made it to the playoffs as they always found themselves in the lower half of the standings.
Pune had been home to some of the greatest names like Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Steve Smith, Angelo Mathews, and Murali Kartik. However, the team recorded 9 defeats in 2012 and 2 in 2013 to become the owner of the dismal record of the joint-longest IPL losing streak.
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1) Delhi Daredevils – 11 losses (9 in 2014 and 2 in 2015)
DD underwent a revamp last year as they reinvented themselves in the form of Delhi Capitals. Despite being a part of the league since season 1, Delhi could never qualify for the final.
Later, the owners thought to change the name and the move worked like magic as Delhi qualified for the playoffs and even finished in Top 3. Still, one cannot erase the fact that they lost 9 matches on a trot in 2014 and added 2 more in 2015 to top this unwanted record’s list.
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