Apparently it’s the Deccan Chargers. They won the IPL, therefore they’re the best.
The format of the IPL is brilliant. It revolves solely around identifying the best team over a period of time to show which team is best. It’s totally fair and it lets supporters know which team should be considered the champions.
Having done this, they then go through a half-arsed knock-out bit at the end, which is all about manufacturing ‘big games’ and little to do with finding the best team.
Deccan Chargers won the IPL in 2009, despite losing half of their league games and finishing fifth from bottom. Not fourth. Fifth from bottom.
Deccan Chargers’ 50/50 win-loss ratio is awe inspiring.