Which Teams Never Won IPL and Why (Know Probable Reasons)

When we review all IPL seasons, we see that there are some most successful IPL teams like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings both winning 5 times in the IPL. There are also some teams who haven’t won any IPL season till IPL 2023 season 16 and today in this post you will know which teams never won IPL and why, what can be reasons for their not winning the IPL trophy yet.

Four teams who never won any IPL season are: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Delhi Capitals (DC), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

It doesn’t mean that they didn’t play well, but every time the opponent proved themselves better than them. They have played good in every season but didn’t able to get their first Indian Premier League title.

There are also some teams that even have played the final of IPL but were unsuccessful to win the season. So here we convey some information about these teams and also take a glimpse of their carrier in IPL so far.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore team has a huge fan following probably in terms of fan following this team is NO. 1 in IPL.

This team has and had the most eminent names of the Cricket world but they disappoint their fans in every season of IPL by not winning the trophy. Their batting order is still the dream of some teams. But their collective performance is not good enough to win the title.

They have played the final of the IPL three times but they are still in search of their first title of the IPL. They played the final of IPL seasons of 2009, 2011, 2016. In 2009 they played their first IPL final against the Deccan Chargers under the captaincy of Anil Kumble. They lost 2009 final by just 6 runs margin.

The second time they played the final in 2011, and this time RCB was in trouble because they are facing the strongest team of the IPL history and the best captain of the Cricket history, they were facing CSK under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. They lost the match by a huge difference of 58 runs and this time CSK tramped down their hope of the first title.

Talking about the third time they entered the final of IPL 2016 this time Virat Kohli, the RUN MACHINE, was the captain of RCB. This time they were facing SRH. SRH were also on the verse of the wining of their first-ever IPL but that was a close match and RCB lost the match by only 8 runs. This time SRH ruined their hope of the first title.

Besides that RCB hasn’t won any title yet they are living in millions of hearts of their fans. In every match, you can see the RED ARMY in the stands and can also hear their roar. In every season their fans come back with a new hope for winning the first title of IPL.

Why RCB Never Won IPL?

Here are a few reasons why Royal Challengers Bangalore never won any IPL season yet:

  • RCB always have a weak bowling line up and that’s the reason behind their unsuccessful journey of IPL.
  • Lack of good all-rounders.
  • Lack of best spin bowlers, they had only Yuzvendra Chahal as the leading spinner.
  • RCB most of the time unsuccessful to defend the scores as their weak bowling lineup.
  • RCB looks mostly dependent on 2 or 3 big players to win the match and if they flop then RCB have faced the lost.

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Punjab Kings team, previously know as Kings XI Punjab have played only one IPL final in IPL season 2014 under the captaincy of George Bailey. Kings XI Punjab were on the top of the points table in that season and their hope of winning the first title was also very strong.

They faced Kolkata Knight Riders in the final. The match was very tense and amazing.

Why PBKS Never Won IPL?

Here are a few reasons why Punjab Kings never won any IPL season yet:

  • A good captain or leader was always the problem of the PBKS team.
  • Punjab Kings never got good coaching staff and team mentors.
  • No consistent middle order.
  • Lack of good all-rounders.
  • Lack of good wicket-taking spin bowlers.

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Delhi Capitals team (formerly Delhi Daredevils) have played one IPL final in IPL season 2020 against Mumbai Indians. Delhi Capitals were reached in IPL final after 12 IPL seasons under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer. They lost it by 5 wickets.

Why DC Never Won IPL?

Here are a few reasons why Delhi Capitals never won any IPL season yet:

  • A good captain was also the problem of Delhi Capitals.
  • Never had good opening pair who can provide good start with partnerships.
  • Lack of good all-rounders.

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

Lucknow Super Giants is a new team in IPL included from IPL 2022 season. As they are just 2 seasons old team, we can’t complain much for not winning their first IPL title. Also LSG have proved themselves to be a good team in both IPL seasons by qualifying in top 4.

Here are a few reasons why Lucknow Super Giants never won any IPL season yet:

  • Weak middle order, always dependent on the top order.
  • Lack of good all-rounders.
  • Weak spin attack, they have only Ravi Bishnoi as the leading wicket taking spinner.

IPL Guest Teams

Talking broadly there are also four more teams that haven’t won any title yet we can also call them as IPL guest teams as their tenor in IPL was very short.

Pune Warriors

Firstly we have Pune Warriors, this wasn’t the full-time team of IPL, and the tenor of this team in IPL was only two years i.e. 2011 and 2012 and they were not able to win any title.

Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Secondly, we have Kochi Tuskers Kerala. This team played only one season of the IPL. They played the IPL 2011 and weren’t able to win the title.

Rising Pune Supergiant

The fourth team is the Rising Pune Supergiant. They also played two seasons of the IPL (2016 and 2017) because of the implementation of the ban on CSK and RR for two years. But they also were not able to win the title but they played IPL 2017 final against Mumbai Indians and they lost it by just 1 run.