Chennai has the most sponsors and it has finished in the top four in all the IPL editions. It won the trophy in 2010 and 2011. Mumbai, Punjab and KKR are tied for the second-place with 16 sponsors each; but Mumbai beats Punjab and Kolkata hollow when it comes to on-field performances. Delhi Daredevils flatters to deceive too often and its 12 sponsors must be getting impatient, having hardly received any bang for their buck. Pune has just eight sponsors and it looks unlikely that it will get any more next year.
(This story appears in the 27 April, 2012 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)