IPL 2023 playoffs venue: Stadiums, statistics and past matches

The Indian Premier League 2023 has reached its final destination and just a few games to go, until we crown the new Champion of the IPL. With still 3 positions up for grabs, things are heating up in the Indian Premier League. You must be wondering where are the IPL 2023 playoffs going to happen.

The 2 Venues for this year's playoffs are Chennai and Ahmedabad.  Home to the Chennai Super Kings and the Gujarat Titans, there are high possibilities for both of them taking on each other at both venues.

Gujarat Titans will face the Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1. The big surprise came when Shubman Gill single-handedly demolished RCB to help Mumbai Indians qualify for the Finals. It was a heartbreak for Kohli after a scintillating century. Nonetheless, the final four of IPL 2023 have been decided: Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2023 playoffs venues

The table below lists the venue for the playoffs of IPL 2023. The 4 playoff matches will be played at two IPL 2023 playoff venues which are iconic venues in India. M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and the Narendra Stadium – the biggest cricket stadium in the world. Chennai will host the first two playoff matches – Qualifier 1 and Eliminator, whereas the the stadium in Ahmedabad will host the last two playoffs – Qualifier 2 and the grand finale of IPL 2023.

Venue Home Team
M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Chennai Super Kings
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad Gujarat Titans

Let's take a look at these IPL playoffs stadium in details in the following sections.

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium – Qualifier 1 and Eliminator

Matches Played Wins Batting First  Wins Batting Second
7 3 4

The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is home to the Chennai Super Kings and is known to be a fortress for the Kings. It will host the Qualifier 1 on 23rd May 2023 the teams for which are yet to be decided followed by the eliminator the next day on 24th May. Both matches will be evening matches starting 7:30 IST. 

The slow pitch at Chennai always has something for the spinners but also produces some fantastic batting wickets. Chennai have used that to their advantage over the years. With a great chance of making it to the top two, Chennai Super Kings would love to use home advantage to get to the finals of IPL 2023.

The teams chasing down scores have won 4 games, compared to teams batting first who have won 3 out of the 7 played at this venue so far in IPL 2023. Teams would prefer chasing the score at this venue.

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Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad – Qualifier 2 and Final

Matches Played Wins Batting First  Wins Batting Second
7 4 3

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is home to the defending champions Gujarat Titans. In short time this venue has emerged as one of the best T20 grounds in the country. Surprisingly, it is one of the grounds where this high number of sixes have been hit.

Narendra Modi Stadium will host the second qualifier on 26 May followed by the grand finale on Sunday 28th May 2023. Like, at Chennai, both these matches are evening games.

Teams setting a target have won 4 games, compared to teams batting second who have won 3 out of the 7 played at this venue in the IPL 2023 so far. Batting first seems to be the way to go here.

IPL 2023 playoffs venue details- M.A. Chidambaram

The M.A Chidambaram Stadium is one of the oldest and well renowned stadiums in India. Traditionally a slow turning pitch, suiting the slow bowlers, it also produces some extremely good batting surfaces. Scores of over 200 have been reached and chased multiple times in the past and also this season.

MA Chidambaram Stadium IPL records
The dimensions of the ground may vary, but most of the time it is shorter to one side of the ground which makes it difficult for the bowlers but also assists them when the batsmen are hitting towards the bigger side. With the humidity, dew also plays a huge role in games, and will certainly be a point of discussion as the Playoffs go in.

Due to the success of the Chennai Super Kings, the M.A Chidambaram has seen quite a few playoffs and Finals being played at this venue. One of the most famous games played here was the 2011 Final which was played against the home team Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The M.A Chidambaram has hosted 5 games in the playoff stages over the years. The team batting 1st have a slight advantage in playoffs, winning the game 3 times compared to that off the 2 times teams have won batting second. It might be a case of chasing becoming easier in T20s especially in pressure games like playoffs where batters seem more confident and hold their nerve better than the bowlers.

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IPL 2023 playoffs venue details – Narendra Modi Stadium 

The Narendra Modi Stadium, also known as the Motera before is the most advanced and a stadium with the highest capacity in the world. Ever Since cricket has resumed there, it has produced some of the best batting tracks. With help and purchase for bowlers as well, it is a well balanced pitch.

The dimensions of the ground are not on the higher side which makes batting effortless. However the squares can be a bit too big, but with the ability batsmen possess it isnt a huge task to clear the boundaries.

Narendra Modi Stadium IPL records
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With just the 2nd season for the Titans, The Narendra Modi Stadium has already hosted 2 playoff matches in the past. The most memorable being the IPL Final in 2022, which saw Gujarat Titans take on the Rajasthan Royals. 

The Narendra Modi Stadium has hosted 2 games in the playoff stages over the years. The teams batting first seem to hold the clear advantage as they have won 2 out of the 2 games played. 


In what seems to be an electrifying Playoff stage, it is literally anyone's game in order to lift the IPL Trophy at the end of the season. Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will get two chances to reach the finals – courtesy of finishing in the top two spots. Whereas Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians will have to win a couple of games – nothing that hasn’t been done before – to get the Finale on 28th May. Hope you are geared up for the exciting playoffs in the IPL 2023.