IPL 2008

The 1st season of Indian Premier League, in the year 2008 saw Rajasthan Royals as the champions under the captaincy of Shane Warne. The team was one of the underrated ones, but they pulled out a victory with the team effort and the brilliant captaincy of Shane Warne.

Semi-final matches:

1st semi-final

  • Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils
  • Rajasthan 192/9 (20 overs), Delhi 87 all out (16.1 overs)
  • Rajasthan won by 105 runs

2nd semi-final

  • Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings
  • Punjab 112/8 (20 overs), Chennai 116/1 (14.5 overs)
  • Chennai won by 9 wickets

 

Final match

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
  • Chennai 163/5 (20 overs), Rajasthan 164/7 (20 overs)
  • Rajasthan won by 3 wickets

Rajasthan Royals 2008 IPL winners

 

Here are the various squads of the IPL 2008 season:

Hyderabad Deccan Chargers IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: V.V.S Laxman (Captain), Sanjay Bangar, Halhadar Das, Rohit Sharma, Doddapaneni Kalyankrishna, Pragyan Ojha, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, R.P.Singh, Venugopal Rao, Paidikalva Vijaykumar, Arjun Yadav, PM Sarvesh Kumar
Players from other countries: Herschelle Gibbs, Adam Gilchrist, Shahid Afridi, Nuwan Zoysa, Chaminda Vaas, Chamara Silva, Scott Styris, Andrew Symonds
Coach: Robin Singh (India)

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Praveen Kumar, Anil Kumble, Wasim Jaffer, Sunil Joshi, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Balachandra Akhil, Vinay Kumar, Bharat Chipli, KP Appanna, Jagdeesh ArunKumar, Devraj Patil, Shreevats Goswami
Players from other countries: Jaques Kallis, Misbah-Ul-Haq, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn, Cameron White, Shivanarine Chanderpaul, Abdur Razzak, Ross Taylor, Nathan Bracken
Coach: Venkatesh Prasad(India)

Delhi Daredevils IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: Virender Sehwag (Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Manoj Tiwary, Yo Mahesh, Pradeep Sangwan, Mithun Manhas, Rajat Bhatia, Mayank Tehlan, Amit Mishra, Tejashwi Yadav, Yogesh Nagar
Players from other countries: Glenn McGrath, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Asif, Farveez Maharoof, Tillakaratne Dilshan, AB de Villiers, Brett Geeves, Daniel Vettori
Coach: Greg Shipperd

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Debabrata Das, Laxmi Shukla, Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha, Ashok Dinda, Ajit Agarkar, Murali Karthik, Ishant Sharma, Rohan Banerjee, Aakash Chopra, Iqbal Abdulla, Saurasish Lahiri, Siddarth Kaul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Yashpal Singh
Players from other countries: David Hussey, Salman Butt, Umar Gul, Brad Hodge, Mohammad Hafeez, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Ricky Ponting, Shoiab Akhtar
Coach: John Buchanan

King XI Punjab IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: Yuvraj Singh (Captain), Karan Goel, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Vikram Singh, Sreesanth, Tanmay Srivastava, Ajitesh Argal, Ramesh Pawar, Uday kaul, Sunny Sohal, Wilkin Mota, Nitin Saini, Rishi Dhawan, Pankaj Dharmani, Sahil Kukreja
Players from other countries: Mahela Jayawardane, Kumar Sangakara, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shaun Marsh, James Hopes, Luke Pomersbach, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Kyle Mills
Coach: Tom Moody

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: Swapnil Asnodkar, Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Munaf Patel, Mahesh Rawat, Siddharth Trivedi, Dinesh Salunke, Niraj Patel, Taruwar Kohli, Pankaj Singh, Anup Revandkar, Aditya Angle, Sumit Khatri, Parag More, Jaydev Shah
Players from other countries: Shane Warne (Captain & Coach), Greame Smith, Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Dimitri Mascarehnas, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Morne Morkel, Justin Langer
Coach: Darren Lehmann

Mumbai Indians IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: Sachin Tendulkar (Captain), Abhishek Nayar, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Saurabh Tiwary, Ajinkya Rahane, Musavir Khote, Pinal Shah, Ashish Nehra, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rajesh Pawar, Vikrant Yeligati, Yogesh Vijay Takawale (wk), Ankeet Chavan, Gaurav Dhiman, Swapnil Singh, Siddharth Chitnis, Harbhajan Singh
Players from other countries: Sanath Jayasuriya, Dwayne Bravo, Shaun Pollock, Loots Bosman, Ashwell Prince, Dilhara Fernando, Dominic Thornely, Lasith Malinga, Luke Ronchi
Coach: Lalchand Rajput (India)

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2008 Squad:

Players from India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel, Palani Amarnath, Manpreet Gony, Subramaniam Badrinath, Joginder Sharma, Viraj Vilas Kadbe, Srikanth Anirudhha, R Ashwin, Napoleon Einstein, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Shadab Jakati, Arun Karthik, Suresh Kumar, Abhinav Mukund
Players from other countries: Albie Morkel, Stephen Fleming, Muttiah Muralitharan, Makhaya Ntini, Jacob Oram, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey
Coach: Kepler Wessels (South Africa)