Here are the top finishers of all IPL seasons:
- 2008 – Rajasthan Royals
RR was the first team to reach the IPL final. They also went on to lift the trophy by defeating CSK.
- 2009 – Deccan Chargers
Deccan Chargers reached the final before any other team and also clinched the title.
Despite being the first runner-up of IPL 2010, MI lost the summit clash to CSK.
- 2011 – Chennai Super Kings
CSK was not only the first team to reach the final but also lifted the trophy in the 2011 edition of the IPL.
- 2012 – Knight Riders of Calcutta
KKR booked the place in the final battle before any other team and defeated CSK to clinch the title.
- 2013 – Chennai Super Kings
Although CSK was the first team to reach the final in 2013, they lost to MI in the summit clash.
- 2014 – Knight Riders of Calcutta
After booking their last place in 2012, KKR beat Kings XI Punjab to lift the trophy.
MI were the first to reach the final of IPL 2015. They also happened to be the eventual champions of the season.
- 2016 – Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB dominated the 2016 edition of the IPL and reached the summit clash before any other team.
- 2017 – Pune super giants on the rise
RPS led by Steve Smith were the first finalists of IPL 2017. However, they lost the final battle against MI.
- 2018 – Chennai Super Kings
CSK not only reached the final before any other team in 2018, but also lifted the title.
MI was the first team to sail to the last championship battle of the 2019 edition of the IPL.
MI once again booked their final spot before any other team in 2020 for the second time in a row.
- 2021 – Chennai Super Kings
CSK was the first team to reach the IPL final in 2021.
Making their IPL debut, GT booked their final spot before any other team in 2022 and also lifted the trophy.
- 2023 – Chennai Super Kings
CSK is the first team to seal the final spot in IPL 2023. Notably, they will appear in the league’s summit clash for a record 10th time.