The five longest IPL losing streaks

The five longest IPL losing streaks

DELHI DAREDEVILS, 2014-15
Current streak: 11 losses (and counting), the joint highest
Flops : Several contenders, but a good case can be made for their captain and star batsman last year, Kevin Pietersen, who managed just one fifty from 11 innings
Closest they came to ending the rut: Had Albie Morkel’s slog off the last ball against Chennai Super Kings landed six feet further, Daredevils would have pulled off one of their most memorable wins

PUNE WARRIORS, 2012-13
Streak: 11 losses
Flops: Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy was uninspired, and returns of 268 runs from 15 innings with the bat did not help either. With an economy of 8.37, Ashish Nehra too had a tournament to forget
Closest they came to ending the rut: A one-run defeat – though it should never have come to that – at the hands of Mumbai Indians

PUNE WARRIORS, 2013
Streak: Nine losses
Flops: Yuvraj Singh, with a highest score of just 34, summed up a shambolic season for Pune Warriors, which ended with the franchise being terminated.
Closest they came to ending the rut: Warriors had 178 to defend against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, but fifties from Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane saw the hosts home with one ball to spare.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS, 2009
Streak: Nine losses
Flops: Chris Gayle and Sourav Ganguly failed to score a single half-century between them, while on the bowling front, Ajit Agarkar was expensive, conceding 284 runs at 9.16.
Closest they came to breaking the rut: A thrilling tie against Royals in Cape Town ended with Super Over heartache, as Yusuf Pathan looted 16 runs from just four deliveries to send Knight Riders on their way to eight more defeats

DELHI DAREDEVILS, 2012-13
Streak: Eight losses
Flops: Barring a blazing 95 against Kings XI Punjab, Virender Sehwag was a no show, managing just 200 runs from 12 other innings in 2013. Morne Morkel was a disappointment with the ball, going for 335 runs at 8.37.
Closest they came to breaking the rut: Royal Challengers Bangalore choked chasing 153 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium leading to a tie, but AB de Villiers won the resulting Super Over, piling more misery on Daredevils

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