Stats suggest that the Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League. But they are not as consistent as Chennai Super Kings when it comes to playing in the playoffs in the IPL. CSK has also won the cash-rich league four times in total: in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.
That’s not it; CSK has played a total of ten finals out of the 14 seasons they have played in the IPL till 2023. It is just staggering to see the consistency of this team. Apart from winning four seasons, Chennai has ended as runners-up in five editions as well. And here we will cover the list of IPL finals that Chennai has played so far.
Chennai Super Kings Final match List
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||DY Patil||June 01, 2008||Runners-up|
|2010||Mumbai Indians||DY Patil||April 25, 2010||Champions|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai||May 28, 2011||Champions|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai||May 27, 2012||Runners-up|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||Eden Gardens||May 26, 2013||Runners-up|
|2015||Mumbai Indians||Eden Gardens||May 24, 2015||Runners-up|
|2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Wankhede||May 27, 2018||Champions|
|2019||Mumbai Indians||Hyderabad||May 12, 2019||Runners-up|
|2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||Dubai (DSC)||October 15, 2021||Champions|
|2023||Gujarat Titans||Ahmedabad||May 29, 2023||Champions|
1. 2008 season Final vs Rajasthan Royals – Runners-up
Chennai made his first final appearance in the very first season of 2008. They finished third in the group, winning 8 out of 14 games. Then, they won the semi-final against Punjab by nine wickets to make it to the final. But in the final, they fell short and lost the game by 3 wickets against the Rajasthan Royals finishing as runners-up.
2. 2010 season Final vs Mumbai Indians – Champions
The second time CSK qualified for the IPL final was in 2010. They made it to the semifinals after finishing third in the group. In the semi-final, they played the Deccan Chargers and won that game by 38 runs, which helped them to play their second IPL final. It was against MI. CSK won that game by 22 runs to win their first title in the IPL under MS Dhoni.
3. 2011 season Final vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Champions
CSK became the first team to defend the title in successive seasons in 2011. After winning their maiden title in 2010, Chennai made it to the finals of the 2011 season as well. They were second in the group with 18 points. Chennai won Qualifier 1 against RCB to qualify for the final. However, they faced RCB in the final and won that game as well. CSK beat RCB by 58 runs to successfully defend their title.
4. 2012 season Final vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Runners-up
After winning consecutive IPLs in 2010 and 2011, CSK didn’t stop and played their third final in a row in 2012. They were the fourth team to qualify for the playoffs. Chennai won Eliminator against MI and Qualifier 2 against the Delhi Daredevils (now the Delhi Capitals) to advance to the final. However, they did not perform as expected in the final, losing by 5 wickets to finish as runners-up.
5. 2013 season Final vs Mumbai Indians – Runners-up
CSK made it to their fourth IPL final in a row in 2012, which is a record for any team. Chennai were the table-toppers with 11 wins and five losses. Then, they won Qualifier 1 quite easily against the Mumbai Indians by 48 runs to qualify for the finals. In the final, they met MI once again, and this time, Mumbai got the better of them. CSK lost the final by 23 runs and finished as runners-up.
6. 2015 season Final vs Mumbai Indians – Runners-up
CSK played their next final in the 2015 IPL edition. Chennai won nine games out of 14 to end the group stage at the top. In Qualifier 1, they faced their archrivals the Mumbai Indians, and lost by 25 runs. It made them play in Qualifier 2, where they faced Royal Challengers Bangalore. They did well to beat RCB by three wickets to advance to their sixth IPL final. But they couldn’t win the final against MI. Mumbai beat Chennai once again in the final by 41 runs.
7. 2018 season Final vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Champions
Chennai was not part of the league in 2016 and 2017 as they were suspended with Rajasthan Royals for two seasons. But then, they made a brilliant comeback in 2018. CSK end the group at second place with 18 points. They carried on their momentum and won Qualifier 1 against SRH to qualify for the finals. Then, they met SRH again in the final and won that as well by 8 wickets to win their third IPL title.
8. 2019 season Final vs Mumbai Indians – Runners-up
After 2018 IPL win, CSK progressed to the final of 2019 as well. They had a good performance in the group stage and finished it in second place. In Qualifier 1, they played MI and lost the game. However, they made sure that they would move on to the finals after winning Qualifier 2 against DC by 6 wickets. However, their campaign ended as runners-up after they lost the final to MI by 1 run.
9. 2021 season Final vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Champions
Chennai Super Kings won their fourth IPL title in the 2021 season. Their group stage journey was good, as they ended in second place with 18 points. Then, in Qualifier 1, they had a match against the Delhi Capitals, which they won by 4 wickets to qualify for their ninth IPL final. And this time they made it count. In the final, CSK faced KKR and won that game by 27 runs to lift their fourth IPL championship.