The wait for the schedule of the upcoming 15th season is finally over. The first match will be played between last year’s finalists Kolkata and Chennai on March 26. This year, the ITL will be much different from what the fans are generally used to. Ten teams will play in the upcoming season just like it happened in 2011. The new teams inducted into the cash-rich league are Lucknow and Gujarat.
Another change in the tournament will be the change in format. The teams have been divided into two groups. Teams in the same group will play twice against each other, and also against the team in same row of the second group, and once against four teams from another group.
Meanwhile, in this listicle, we will discuss the top five teams with a highest win percentages in the last 14 years of the league.
Teams with highest win percentage
The four-time winners and defending champions have the highest win percentage, even though they were suspended for seasons 2016 and 2017. In the 195 games played by the Yellow Brigade, the team has won 117 games, lost 76, and one each ended in no result and tie. Their win percentage is 60.56.
The five-time winners have the second highest win percent, even after playing more games than their arch-rivals Chennai. In the 217 games played by the Men In Blue and Gold, the team has won 125 games, lost 88, and tied four games. They won two and lost two out of the tied games. Their win percentage is 58.52
The two-time winners have played 209 games in the ITL so far. Out of them, the Purple and Gold brigade has won 107, lost 98, and tied four. They have lost three Super Overs and won only one. Their win percentage is 52.15.
Having made their debut in 2013, the Orange army has played 138 games till date. Out of them, they have won 68, lost 66, and tied four. Just like Kolkata, they have lost three Super Overs and won one. Notably, the previous owners were defunct after bankruptcy in 2012, which is why the records from 2008-2012 are unavailable
The inaugural winners have played 175 games till date. The Pink and Blue brigade have won 84, lost 86 and tied three. They have won two Super Overs, both against Kolkata in 2009 and 2014. They have lost one Super Over.