Every cricket player’s hunger is to play in the IPL, as it is the biggest cricket league in the world. Imagine his wish has become a reality, and he is chosen for the wealthy IPL league. What could be the next dream for this newcomer? It will definitely be performing well and leading his team to the IPL Playoffs and ultimately into the final. Every IPL player’s dream is to be part of the historic IPL final. They sometimes succeed in their dreams unexpectedly and other times via planned efforts.
However, luck also plays a part in reaching the final and eventually winning the tournament. As we have observed, teams have sometimes struggled to make it to the next round while putting in their whole effort. All this happened due to the hard competition put up by the opposition’s teams.
It depends on the strength of other teams in the group stage. In some IPL seasons, teams with strong squads are put together with some less powerful teams. Therefore, it directly benefits stronger teams as they are likely to pass into the next stage of the league. In this article, we will look at which player has played in most finals in IPL history.
Most Appearances in IPL Finals by a Player
Chennai Super Kings has played most IPL finals, and MS Dhoni has led CSK from their first season. So MS Dhoni has played most IPL finals. He appeared in 10 IPL final matches for CSK and Rising Pune Super Giants.
Second, on the list is also from CSk. Suresh Raina has appeared in 8 IPL final games and holds the record for scoring most runs in IPL finals. He has scored 249 runs, two wickets and six catches in IPL finals. No doubt he is one of the best performers in league finals.
|MS Dhoni||CSK, RPSG||2008-2021||10||180||–||7|
|Ravi Ashwin||CSK, DC, RR||2010-2022||7||17||4||1|
|Ravindra Jadeja||CSK, RR||2008-2021||7||16||3||6|
|Ambati Rayudu||CSK, MI||2010-2021||7||123||–||4|
|Rohit Sharma||DCH, MI||2009-2020||6||183||0||2|
|Hardik Pandya||GT, MI||2015-2022||5||63||3||3|