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IPL 2023 Playoff: Format, Schedule, Telecast, SWOT Analysis – All You Need To Know

IPL 2023 Playoff: Format, Schedule, Telecast, SWOT Analysis – All You Need To Know
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The league stages of the 2023 Indian Premier League came to an end with the Gujarat Titans defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru. The hosts bowed out of the playoff race, with the Mumbai Indians becoming the fourth team to qualify. Earlier, the Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings sealed their spots in the top two on the points table. Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants’ win against the Kolkata Knight Riders secured their playoff place.

Let’s take a look at the details about the 2023 Indian Premier League playoff:


The playoff stages of the 2023 Indian Premier League will begin with the First Qualifier, between the top two ranked teams. The winner of the match will go through the finals, while the loser will get another opportunity. The third and fourth-ranked teams will play the Eliminator. The winner of the Eliminator will have to go past another hurdle, i.e. the second qualifier against the loser of the first qualifier. The winner of the second Qualifier will head to the finals.


Qualifier 1: Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, Tuesday, May 23, 7: 30 PM, Chennai

Eliminator: Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians, Wednesday, May 24, 7: 30 PM, Chennai

Qualifier 2: Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator, Friday, May 26, 7: 30 PM, Ahmedabad

Final: Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2, Sunday, May 28, 7: 30 PM, Ahmedabad


Star Sports will telecast the playoff of the 2023 Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, live streaming will be available on Jio Cinema.

SWOT Analysis of the Playoff Teams:

Gujarat Titans

Strengths Shubman Gill’s form, Bowling unit well led by Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan
Weakness No overwhelming weakness. A slight concern will be the economy rates of bowlers other than Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami
Opportunities For David Miller and Rahul Tewatia to come to the party
Threats The slow-paced wicket at Chepauk, where they haven’t played this season

Chennai Super Kings

Strengths My biggest strength has been the form of the openers, and Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling at the death.
Weakness Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu’s form.
Opportunities The Chennai Super Kings will play the first QF at their home, which will be an opportunity for them to use their home conditions well.
Threats The inexperienced bowling attack has done well in the tournament so far. However, in high-pressure playoff games, inexperience could be a threat.

Lucknow Super Giants

Strengths Overseas players like Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers, and Mark Wood doing well
Weakness Krunal Pandya’s form in the season and the absence of KL Rahul
Opportunities For the Indian youngsters to step up for the team at this crucial juncture
Threats Economy rates of Indian pacers

Mumbai Indians

Strengths Suryakumar Yadav’s emphatic form
Weakness Bowling unit leaking runs
Opportunities For Kumar Kartikeya to use the slowish Cheapauk wickets to his advantage
Threats Rohit Sharma’s inconsistent performance

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