List of teams playing most finals of IPL released
When all the IPL teams start a new campaign, the most obvious goal is to win the IPL but for any team winning the IPL they need to reach the final of the IPL. The first goal of every team is to make a place in the playoffs and then to make a place in the IPL final. Although making the finals has never been an easy task, but there are many teams who have managed to reach that level.
In the 13 seasons of IPL, there have been many teams who have made the finals many times. In fact, from the current season, every and every franchise has made it to the finals at least once. Even Rising Pune Supergiant and Deccan Chargers have made it to the final of IPL. So let’s have a look at those five teams that have made it to the finals of the IPL for the most times in IPL history.
4) Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Night Riders – 2 times
Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have made it to the IPL Finals twice in IPL history. SRH made it to the finals for the first time in IPL 2016 and won their first trophy. He once again made it to the finals in IPL 2018 but lost to Chennai Super Kings. They have made it to the playoffs in 2019 and 2020 but could not make it to the finals.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a 100% -win record in IPL finals as they reached the finals in 2012 and 2014 and won the trophy. In 2012, he defeated CSK and in 2014 he defeated Kings XI Punjab. KKR has not been able to make the playoffs in the last two seasons and will be hoping for a change this season.
3) Royal Challengers Bangalore – 3 times
Royal Challengers Bangalore have played the IPL final thrice in the history of IPL but have not won a single IPL trophy so far. He has played the most finals without winning the trophy. He made it to the finals in 2009 and lost in a close match to Deccan Chargers.
In 2011, he again made it to the finals but this time also lost to Chennai Super Kings in a one-sided match and in the IPL 2016 he lost to SRH in a close match. For some reason or the other, they have not been able to cross the finish line and they will hope to do so this season.
2) Mumbai Indians – 6 times
Mumbai Indians did not make it to the IPL finals the most times, but still, they have the most IPL trophies in the history of IPL. He has five IPL trophies and has made it to the IPL finals six times. MI reached the IPL final for the first time in 2010 but lost to CSK that season.
In 2013, he once again made it to the finals but this time he defeated CSK. In 2015, there was a contest between the same two teams and as a result MI won its second title. In 2017, he defeated Rising Pune Supergiant and in 2019 he once again defeated CSK. In 2020, beating the Delhi Capitals, won the title for the second time in a row.
1) Chennai Super Kings – 8 times
Chennai Super Kings have been the most consistent team in the history of IPL as they have made it to the playoffs in almost every season of IPL. In fact, 2020 was the first year they failed to make it to the playoffs. CSK has played the IPL Finals 8 times in 11 seasons.
First made the finals in 2008, then won in Chennai Super Kings 2010 and 2011. But in 2012, 2013 and 2015, they lost to KKR, MI and MI respectively. In IPL 2018, which was his comeback season, he made it to the finals and won the trophy. In IPL 2019, they lost the final by just one run. Before the CSK Mega Auction, this team will be hoping to add another trophy to their cabinet.