What are IPL Comebacks? Well, we will answer it shortly but firstly we want to add point here. Comeback is one most important aspect of Sports. And if we talk about the IPL, then whole world can look at it as it has got n number of examples on how to make a comeback as a team in any sport. IPL Comebacks are one of most exiting tales of the IPL Cricket.

Why IPL Comebacks are regarded as respectful?

IPL is regarded as one of the toughest Leagues in the world. Many teams have even on to win the title after being on the verge of knockout. There have been many instances in the IPL history where teams have shown greatest IPL comebacks. In this article , we will look at top 5 greatest IPL comebacks.

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5)- Mumbai Indians, 2014

The year 2013 was the dream year for the Mumbai Indians side. In the Midway of the season they found the new captain , Rohit Sharma ful at the franchise to their Maiden title. Ricky Ponting step down as captain in the middle of the season and Rohit took over him. A year later the also only champions league.

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IPL-2014 was the start of Mumbai Indians Glory to the best ever IPL Team

The 2014 edition of the IPL started quite miserably for the Mumbai Indians franchise. The teams were shuffled and the Mega auction Mumbai Indians franchise found it difficult to get their best combination for the season. The first half of the IPL was played in your due to General Assembly Elections and the Mumbai Indians team lost all their five games in UAE.

After 10 matches the team only 3 games. Eventually they won the last four league games and qualified for the playoffs after the dramatic last game against Rajasthan Royals side at the iconic stadium, Wankhede. Mumbai Indians team trees 190 in 14.4 overs to and qualified for playoffs. They lost their Eliminator game against Chennai and got knocked out the tournament but this was one of the most dramatic comebacks.  This was the 5th greatest IPL comebacks.

4)- Kolkata Knight Riders, 2014 

The KKR franchise team with some young  talents in the IPL 2014 but there were some experienced players around. Kolkata Knight Riders franchise lifted the 2012 IPL title but suffered slump in 2013. After winning to matches out of 3  and then losing 4 matches on a trot, deslift only points table.

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Kolkata Knight Riders were just tremendous in the last hours of the IPL-2014

After losing 5 games our 7s seem like that they won’t qualify for the playoffs. After beating Delhi capitals in their own backyard they gained some confidence. They won all their remaining games (7) and qualified for the playoffs.

They finished at the second spot on the points table after achieving the target of 161 in just 14.2 overs. They defeated the Punjab Kings in the all important final, who were the table toppers in the league stages. This was the 4th greatest IPL comebacks.

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3)- Deccan Chargers, 2010

Deccan Chargers what are the winners of the IPL 2009 and in the 2010 edition of the IPL the came with the tag of defending champions. The Deccan chargers team was star-studded under the leadership of Gilchrist. They start to the tournament was not upto the mark.

All there home matches were being played at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. They had only three wins after nine matches. Order to qualify for the playoffs , they had to win 4 games out of their next five games.

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Deccan Chargers were just instrumental under Adam Gilchrist in the IPL-2010

They won all their next five matches. They manage to defeat Delhi capitals ,Punjab Kings ,Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore twice. The Deccan chargers franchise lost the game against Mumbai Indians and then again lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 3rd place match. This was 3rd greatest IPL comebacks.

Royal Challengers Bangalore,  2009

Royal Challengers Bangalore have always struggle to find their form despite having so many great players. The RCB team finished seventh on the points table in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008. In the next edition of the IPL in 2019 RCB decided to replace Rahul Dravid  as their captain.

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RCB just showed the cricketing fraternity that they are more than just the so called a ‘Test Side’ in IPL-2009

RCB team lost their Four games out of their first five matches. Kevin Pietersen withdrew his name from the squad after the sixth game and the former Indian test captain Anil Kumble took over. Bihar to win all their last four matches to qualify.

In one of those games Manish Pandey became the first Indian player to score a century in the IPL. They defeated the Chennai Super Kings who were the runner ups in the inaugural season of the IPL.  But eventually lost to Deccan chargers in the final at Johannesburg.  This was the 2nd greatest IPL comebacks.

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Mumbai Indians, 2015

In 2015 ,Mumbai Indians team lost their first four games. After 6 games they had only one win and they were unable to find the momentum.

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One Of The Greatest Team Comebacks Of the Cricketing History

But, after this, they turned around their entire season starting with a win against SRH. They won five matches on the trot. In the last eight games of the league stages, they won seven to qualify as the second ranked team in the points table. Rohit Sharma and his team had done it again, managing to qualify for the playoffs after so many losses at the beginning.

But, they played their best cricket when they came up against Chennai Super Kings in the playoffs. They first beat the 2011 champions in the first qualifier in Mumbai by a margin of 25 runs. And bettered their performance with a win by 41 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in the final. With this, they won their second title. This was the greatest IPL comebacks.

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