The race for the Indian Premier League playoff qualification has heated up over the previous week. With solely seven video games to go, there are three locations up for grabs within the top-4, making this season some of the aggressive ones in IPL historical past.
Until now, solely Mumbai Indians have secured a spot within the IPL 2020 playoffs — they usually did so solely final night time when Chennai Tremendous Kings (already eradicated) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders.
Because the playoff race grows intense, let’s check out all of the qualification situations for all the edges:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Present positon – 2nd
M – 12, W – 7, L – 5, Factors – 14, NRR – +0.048
Royal Challengers Bangalore have two video games remaining (in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals) within the league stage. The RCB solely require one win in both of the 2 video games to qualify for the playoffs. Nevertheless, in the event that they lose each of those video games, they may hope for SRH to lose their remaining recreation of the season in opposition to MI, who’ve already certified.
Delhi Capitals: Present place – third
M – 12, W – 7, L – 5, Factors – 14, NRR – +0.030
Delhi Capitals made a robust begin to their marketing campaign however have now misplaced three video games in a row. To make issues worse, their two remaining video games of the season are in opposition to the top-2 sides — MI and RCB. Like RCB, in the event that they win one of many two video games, they may qualify.
Nevertheless, if DC lose and KKR win their last recreation in opposition to Rajasthan Royals — and KXIP win their remaining video games in opposition to RR and Chennai Tremendous Kings, DC shall be eradicated.
Kings XI Punjab: Present Place – 4th
M – 12, W – 6, L – 6, Factors – 12, NRR – 0.049
Kings XI Punjab underwent a late revival and have given themselves a robust probability to qualify for the playoffs. In the event that they win their two video games in opposition to RR and CSk, they may proceed to the playoff stage. In the event that they win one of many two, KXIP will hope that KKR and RR not win with huge margins, as it might have a constructive impact on their NRR.
If KXIP win in opposition to RR, the Royals shall be knocked out.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Present Place – fifth
M – 13, W – 6, L – 7, Factors – 12, NRR – -0.0467
Kolkata Knight Riders misplaced their recreation in opposition to CSK final night time and now need to win in opposition to Rajasthan Royals to qualify for the playoffs. A loss would knock them out. As well as, they will even pin their hopes on MS Dhoni‘s Tremendous Kings to beat KXIP with a hefty margin, and RR to beat KXIP too.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Present Place – sixth
M – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Factors – 10, NRR – +0.396
SRH’s sturdy run-rate assist their trigger however they should win each of their matches — and hope for KXIP to lose a minimum of considered one of their matches. SRH face RCB and MI of their final two matches.
Rajasthan Royals: Present Place – seventh
M – 12, W – 5, L – 7, Factors – 10, NRR – -0.505
RR have to win each of their video games to maintain an opportunity to qualify. As well as, they will even want CSK to beat KXIP and considered one of RCB and MI to beat SRH within the latter’s two remaining video games.
If all of it occurs, the match between Royals and the Knight Riders might be the shoot-out for fourth place.