Chennai Super Kings happens to be one of the most successful sides in IPL. So far, the franchise has won four titles apart from making multiple appearances in the playoffs. Recently, a Twitter user pointed out an interesting stat that further reiterates the strong CSK performances in IPL. In this article, we take a look at a stat that sums up CSK’s domination in the history of IPL playoffs
CSK’s domination in the history of IPL playoffs
It is tough to score runs under pressure in the knock-out stage of IPL. However, a few players thrive under pressure and as shown in the below stat, CSK players are good performers when they are under the pump. Of the eight players who have scored the most runs in IPL Playoffs + Finals, seven of them belong to Chennai Super Kings. The highest is by Suresh Raina, a record of 714 runs that is hard to beat.
Most Runs in (Playoffs + finals)
714 – Suresh Raina
522 – MS Dhoni
389 – Shane Watson
388 – Michael Hussey
364 – Murali Vijay
356 – Dwayne Smith
348 – Faf Duplessis
341 – Kieron PollardAdvertisement
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It also needs to be noted that CSK has reached the playoff stage consistently. Leaving two editions in the seasons in which they have participated, CSK has been part of the playoffs in all the other seasons. They have also reached nine finals, winning four of them. It is a terrific record and very few teams are close to this consistency.
The four-time champions will look for a strong comeback in IPL 2023
IPL 2022, though, was a setback for the defending champions. After winning IPL 2021, CSK was expected to repeat the same performance. However, they failed to win sufficient games and eventually had to be knocked out of the competition.
Nevertheless, it was a similar fate in IPL 2020 and CSK then made a comeback to win the trophy in IPL 2021. The fans will hope that the same happens next year. IPL 2023 is likely to be played in the home-and-away format. CSK will then operate at Chepauk, which happens to be their fortress. Before that, though, the management will have to make some wise signings in the auctions.