Most followed IPL teams on social media
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IPL 2024: From MI To CSK, Here Is The List Of Most Followed IPL Teams On Social Media. The IPL 2024 is expected to start on March 23, 2024, and end on May 29, 2024. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organizes the IPL, and they will announce the full schedule for IPL 2024 at a later date.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) was established in 2008 and has achieved remarkable success, gaining millions of fans. Utilising various fan engagement technologies, the IPL has successfully connected the general public with cricket. Social media has played a crucial role in enhancing fan competition among teams and players. In terms of social media followers, the Chennai Super Kings lead, followed by the Mumbai Indians.

Fans actively track teams’ official social media accounts, serving as platforms for information and direct communication. The exponential increase in connection has brought fans closer to their teams. Franchisees leverage these channels for more effective customer outreach, with popular platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Let’s determine which team is the most followed IPL team on social media platforms.

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Most Followed IPL Teams On Social Media

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings, often referred to as CSK, boast the largest fan base in the IPL 2023. They hold the highest fan following throughout the history of the IPL. CSK features renowned players such as MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and others, contributing to their status as four-time IPL champions. The team’s consistent triumphs in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and 2023, with MS Dhoni at the helm, have significantly fueled their popularity and earned them a devoted fanbase. This team is at the top of the list of the most popular IPL teams.

Instagram: 13.5 Million 

Facebook: 13 Million 

Twitter: 10.2 Million

Mumbai Indians

The Mumbai Indians secured the second-largest fan following in IPL 2023, thanks to their impressive and consistent performance throughout the tournament. With a skilled roster and a history of success, they were a fan favourite and clinched their fifth IPL title. Rohit Sharma, a key player for both Mumbai Indians and Team India, played a crucial role in their victories in IPL 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020 as the captain. However, in IPL 2024, the team will be led by Hardik Pandya, a change that has left fans discontented, leading to a decline in the team’s following in recent times.

Instagram: 12.3 Million

Facebook: 14 Million 

Twitter: 8.2 Million

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Royal Challengers Bangalore garnered significant attention in IPL 2023, boasting a large fan base despite not securing the tournament victory. The team’s star-studded lineup, featuring players like captain Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis, and others, contributes to their popularity among fans. RCB’s matches are consistently thrilling, adding to their allure. Despite being one of the strongest and most dominant teams in the IPL, they have been unable to clinch an IPL title since 2008, despite having a formidable team.

Instagram: 11.9 Million 

Facebook: 10 Million 

Twitter: 6.9 Million

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Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders hold the 4th position in terms of fan following among IPL teams. The team has a robust fanbase, largely attributed to its owners, Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. Additionally, Kolkata Knight Riders have clinched 2 IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. During 2008-2009, KKR garnered a substantial fan following. Notably, Gautam Gambhir, a star from the 2011 World Cup final, has joined the team as a mentor for IPL 2024. Additionally, KKR made IPL history by acquiring Mitchell Starc for a notable amount of 24.75 Cr.

Instagram: 4.1 Million 

Facebook: 17 Million

Twitter: 5.3 Million

Rajasthan Royals

The Rajasthan Royals boast a robust fanbase in the IPL, having emerged as the winners in the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008. In the 2022 season, under the leadership of Sanju Samson, the Royals reached the final, further strengthening their connection with fans. The team gained a substantial following in 2022 due to its impressive performance.

Instagram: 3.4 Million

Facebook: 5.1 Million

Twitter: 2.8 Million

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Sunrisers Hyderabad

Founded in 2012, Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched their first IPL title in 2016, earning a devoted fan base, particularly in the state of Hyderabad. Known for their unwavering loyalty and passion, SRH fans wholeheartedly support the team. The team’s consistent success in the IPL has contributed to a steady increase in its fan following. Notably, in IPL 2024, Pat Cummins will lead Sunrisers Hyderabad after being acquired for 20.45 Cr.

Instagram: 3.2 Million 

Facebook: 6.2 Million 

Twitter: 3.2 Million

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals is a popular team in the Indian Premier League, especially in northern India, and has a strong fan following. The fans have been supportive during good and tough times. The team changed its name from Delhi Daredevils to Delhi Capitals in 2018. Recent team changes have reenergized the fan base, attracting new supporters. Also, There’s a possibility that Rishabh Pant could become the captain in the upcoming season.

Instagram: 3.6 Million 

Facebook: 8.8 Million

Twitter: 2.5 Million

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Punjab Kings 

The team, representing the state of Punjab, boasts a highly loyal fan base in the Northern region of India. The decision to change the team’s name and logo in 2021 played a crucial role in rebranding, enhancing its appeal to fans. Also, the new name and logo now better reflect the cultural and regional identity, fostering a deeper connection with the fan base.

Instagram: 3 Million 

Facebook: 8.8 Million

Twitter: 3 Million

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans, the recent entrants to the IPL, are currently in their second season in 2023. Making a remarkable debut in 2022, they clinched their first IPL title but fell short in defending it against CSK in 2023. However, the team is experiencing rapid growth and proudly represents the western region of India, gathering a robust fanbase. Shubman Gill is set to lead the team this season.

Instagram: 3.5 Million 

Facebook: 1.2 Million 

Twitter: 5.59 Lakh

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Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants, the second addition to IPL in 2022, features prominent players such as KL Rahul, Quinton De Kock, Krunal Pandya, and more. In their inaugural IPL season, LSG performed admirably, securing the 3rd position on the points table. Representing the city of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, this team has garnered less following compared to others in the IPL.

Instagram: 3 Million 

Facebook: 7.80 Lakh

Twitter: 7.75 Lakh