After an exciting season of 70 league matches in IPL 2023, the playoffs have arrived, with the final four teams: Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians. Interestingly, all four teams have previous playoff experience. Gujarat Titans, as the defending champions, will be aiming to retain their IPL crown. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings, with their impressive track record of four IPL titles, will be aspiring to add one more to their collection. Lucknow Super Giants are viewing this as an extraordinary opportunity to clinch their maiden T20 championship, while Mumbai Indians will be eyeing an unprecedented sixth IPL title in the coming week. Let’s know about the playoff record of each team.
Gujarat Titans Playoff Record
Gujarat Titans have maintained a flawless record in the IPL playoffs. Under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, the franchise reached the playoffs of IPL 2022 and emerged victorious after defeating Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in Qualifier 1. They then went on to win the final by the same margin, once again triumphing over the Rajasthan Royals and winning their first IPL title. With their team in scintillating form, Gujarat Titans are top contenders to clinch their second consecutive IPL championship on May 28, 2023.
Chennai Super Kings Playoff Records
Chennai Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni, is the second most successful team in IPL history. The team holds the record of qualifying for the playoffs in 12 of the 14 seasons played so far. Additionally, they have reached the final on nine occasions, winning four and losing five. Chennai Super Kings also holds the record for most defeats in IPL finals. Overall, they have participated in 23 knockout, playoff or final matches throughout their history. Of these, he has won 14 and lost nine, with a win percentage close to 61. In IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings finished second in the points table. They are determined to go the distance this season and secure their first IPL title since 2021, which could also mark MS Dhoni’s final championship with the team.
Lucknow Super Giants Playoff Records
Lucknow Super Giants are the least experienced of the four teams in this year’s playoffs. Similar to Gujarat Titans, they reached the playoffs last year but were eliminated by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In the league stage of IPL 2023, Lucknow Super Giants finished third on the points table. Led by stand-in captain Krunal Pandya, the franchise secured 17 points from 14 matches, winning eight and losing four games. One of their matches against Chennai Super Kings was abandoned due to rain. With the eliminator against Mumbai Indians scheduled for May 24 in Chennai, it will be interesting to see whether Lucknow Supergiants can improve on their record this time around.
Playoff record of Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history with an impressive haul of five titles. Led by Rohit Sharma, they aim to add another championship to their illustrious collection in the upcoming week. Mumbai Indians also have the best playoff record, having played 18 matches and won 13 of them. He has faced only five defeats in the playoffs or finals. Their most recent IPL title was secured in 2020 in the UAE. The Rohit Sharma-led side became the fourth team to qualify for the playoffs