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Most IPL Matches for One Franchise

Every year, the IPL auction is held, and players are retained or transferred. IPL fans became curious about which players would be back to their favorite franchise and who would not as a consequence of this auction.

Any player who performs well in the recent season gets retention to the franchise. On the other hand, any player who did not perform well in the previous season gets transferred or not picked up by any franchise. This is the main rule that every IPL franchise follows on auction day.

All those players who perform well and play an important role in winning matches for their team have higher chances of retention. This retention led them to play the most number of matches for one IPL franchise.

This is the silent record, but in reality, this has a huge impact on the game of any player who plays consistently for a single IPL franchise. Firstly, it provides any player who is attached to a single franchise with a comfortable sense. Secondly, it boosts any player’s confidence attached to one franchise. Thirdly, it allows every player the best chance for growth without worrying about being dismissed from the team.

Virat Kohli has played the most matches and appearances for one franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Who are the other players? Let us explore.

Virat KohliRoyal Challengers Bangalore22616
MS DhoniChennai Super Kings20814
K PollardMumbai Indians18914
Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians18513
Suresh RainaChennai Super Kings17611
AB De VilliersRoyal Challengers Bangalore15611
Sunil NarineKolkata Knight Riders15112
Ravindra JadejaChennai Super Kings14610
Harbhajan SinghMumbai Indians13610
Lasith MalingaMumbai Indians12209
Jasprit BumrahMumbai Indians12010
Bhuvenshwar KumarSunrisers Hyderabad11810
Dwayne BravoChennai Super Kings11609
Ambati RayuduMumba Indians11408
Gautam GambhirKolkata Knight Riders10807
Yusuf PathanKolkata Knight Riders10607
Most IPL Matches for a Team in IPL

Now we will have a look at the top 05 players with the most number of matches for each team. 

Most Matches Played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

MS Dhoni has played most matches for Chennai Super Kings. He has been leading this side since 2008. Dhoni has appeared in 208 games for CSK. He could have played most matches for a single franchise in IPL. But CSK faced a two-year ban due to some fixing issues.

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MS Dhoni2008-2023208
Suresh Raina2008-2021176
Ravindra Jadeja2012-2023146
DJ Bravo2011-2022116
Ravichandran Ashwin2009-201597
Most Matches Player for Chennai Super Kings

Most Matches Played for Mumbai Indians (MI)

Kieron Pollard joined Mumbai Indians back in 2010. He played his last season in 2022 for them. In these 13 IPL seasons, he played 189 games for Mumbai Indians.

Kieron Pollard2010-2022189
Rohit Sharma2011-2023185
Harbhajan Singh2008-2017136
Lasith Malinga2009-2019122
Jasprit Bumrah2013-2022120
Most Matches Played for MI

Most Matches Played for Dehli Capitals (DC)

Right-arm Indian bowler Amit Mishra has appeared in most matches for Dehli Capitals. He missed 100 matches milestone by only one game. Amit played 99 games for DC that, include many match-winning performances.

Amit Mishra2008-202199
Rishab Pant2016-202298
Shreyas Iyer2015-202187
Virender Sehwag2008-201379
David Warner2009-202371
Most IPL Matches Played for Dehli

Most Matches Played for RCB

The king of IPL, Virat Kohli, holds the record for playing the highest number of matches for a single franchise in IPL. He started his IPL career with RCB, and it seems that it will also end with RCB. During these 16 years, he appeared in 226 games for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Ab de Villiers has played 2nd highest games after Kohli for RCB. Below is the top 5 player with the most appearances for RCB

Virat Kohli2008-2023226
AB de Villiers2011-2021156
Yuzi Chahal2014-2021113
Chris Gayle2011-201785
H Patel2012-202369
Most Matches for RCB by a Player

Most Matches Played for Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Sanju Samson has been playing for Royals since 2013. He has appeared in most games for Rajasthan, 114 matches. After seeing his commitment, management decided to make him captain of the RR family.

Sanju Samson2013-2023114
Ajinkya Rahane2011-2019100
Shane Watson2008-201578
S Trivedi2008-201376
Stuart Binny2011-201972
Most Matches Player for RR

Most Matches Played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Sunil Narine is one the most prominent performer in IPL. After starting his career with KKR, he never looks back. He has been part of KKR for 12 years and has participated in 152 matches.

Sunil Narine2012-2023152
Gautam Gambhir2011-2017108
Yusuf Pathan2011-2017106
Andre Russell2014-202395
Robin Uthappa2014-201986
Most Matches Player for KKR

Most Matches Played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Master of the slower one, Buneshwar Kumar, is leading the board for playing most matches for SRH. He joined the Sunrisers in their inaugural season and, to date, is part of SRH. He has played 119 matches for them and shows some match-winning bowling performances in IPL.

Buneshwar Kumar2014-2023119
David Warner2014-202195
Shikhar Dhawan2013-201885
Rashid Khan2017-202176
Kane Williamson2015-202276
Most Matches Player for SRH

Most Matches Played for GT

Gujrat Titans is a comparatively new franchise. They played their first season last season and shook the big team by winning the title.
Mohammad Shami, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill have played most matches in IPL for Gujrat Titans. All of them have appeared in 20 games for Gujrat Titans.

Mohammed Shami2022-2320
Rashid Khan2022-2320
Shubman Gill2022-2320
R Tewatia2022-2320
David Miller2022-2319
Most Matches for GT

Most Matches Played for LSG

KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda have played most matches for Lucknow. Both of them have played 19 IPL games for LSG in the last two years.

Deepak Hooda2022-2319
KL Rahul2022-2319
Kunal Pandya2022-2318
Ravi Bishnoi2022-2318
A Badoni2022-2317
Most Matches Player for LSG
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