IPL 2018: Teams with most playoff appearances without a title
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is without a doubt one of the best T20 leagues in the world. Players from around the world rate it very highly.
It acts as the perfect platform for the young Indian and foreign players. It also helps various other cricketers fine-tune their skills and compete and play along with the best players in the world.
However, it is important for each team to gel well which helps them go a long way in the tournament.
However, out of the 13 teams that have taken part in the IPL across the 10 years, only six have gone onto claim the coveted title. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have won it twice while Mumbai Indians (MI) have won it thrice.
Hence, here we look at teams with most appearances in the playoffs without winning a title.
#5 Gujarat Lions – 1
Gujarat Lions were one of the new teams inducted in the IPL in the ninth edition (2016) after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were banned.
They started off with a bang as they won their first three games. In fact, they just lost one game in their first seven games and a playoff spot was almost certain. They ended as the table toppers with nine wins out of 14.
However, they lost the qualifier and the eliminator and lost both opportunities to go through to the finals in their maiden season. They finished third in their first season.
In the next season, the Gujarat franchise failed to live up to expectation. In 14 games they played they lost 10 and won only four. Hence, they just about managed to avoid the wooden spoon and finished seventh in their second and final season.