IPL is as tough as it can get. It’s been fifteen years since its inception in 2008, and eight teams were competing for the precious Trophy. Currently, there are ten teams, and the game is becoming progressively difficult as more matches have to be played. Fitness and strategies are the order of the day, and the two teams who make it to the Finals have to put in a lot of effort akin to reaching the Everest Summit. But that’s not enough. Only one of the flags can fly there.
In this article, we analyse the top five teams which have made it to the Finals, and information on who was the champion vis-à-vis and Runner – up have been detailed.
|IPL Team||Finals||Position After Finals||Runners -up||Champions|
|Chennai Super Kings||9||2008- Runners-up 2010, 2011- Winners2012, 2013- – Runners -up2015- Runners-up2018- Winners2019- Runners–up2021- Winners||6||3|
|Mumbai Indians||6||2010- Runners-up2013- Winners2015- Winners2017- Winners2019- Winners2020- Winners||1||5|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||2009- Runners-up2011- Runners-up2016- Runners-up||3||NONE|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||2||2016- Winners2018- Runners-up||1||1|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2||2012- Winners2014-Winners||NONE||2|
CSK tops the table for maximum appearances even though MI has won it five times out of six. RCB is the unluckiest one with no win but placed third on the table. KKR and SRH have made it twice to the Finals, but KKR has a 100% Win record. With two new teams performing and one winning this year (GT), the stage is set for a big clash next year in 2023.
Currently, CSK is ranked at the top considering maximum appearances in IPL finals.