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Playoff Qualification Scenario For Indian Premier League 2023

Playoff Qualification Scenario For Indian Premier League 2023
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The 2023 Indian Premier League qualification race is getting tighter day by day, with seven teams in the fray for three playoff spots. The Gujarat Titans have already secured a place in the playoff with eighteen points from thirteen matches. They will be battling for a spot in the top two. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Delhi Capitals have been eliminated from the race.

Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants are ahead in the playoff race. But, they need to be alert given the tight competition. All the remaining seven teams will be keeping a close eye on the points table. Let’s take a look at the points table of the 2023 Indian Premier League and the qualification scenario for the seven teams:

Points Table:

Gujarat Titans (Q)139400180.835
Chennai Super Kings137501150.381
Lucknow Super Giants137501150.304
Mumbai Indians13760014-0.128
Royal Challengers Bangalore126600120.166
Rajasthan Royals136700120.140
Kolkata Knight Riders13670012-0.256
Punjab Kings12660012-0.268
Sunrisers Hyderabad (E)1248008-0.575
Delhi Capitals (E)1248008-0.686

Qualification Scenarios for IPL 2023 Teams

Chennai Super Kings

Remaining match: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, May 20, Delhi

A win in their final match of the league stages will seal the deal for the franchise. The Chennai Super Kings are also likely to finish in the top two. However, in case they lose against Delhi Capitals, their qualification will depend on other teams.

Lucknow Super Giants

Remaining matches: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants, May 20, Kolkata

Lucknow Super Giants need to defeat the Kolkata Knight Riders in their final game to go through. They can also finish in the top two, if CSK loses to Delhi or wins, but has an inferior NRR to Lucknow. If the Lucknow Super Giants losses to Kolkata Knight Riders, they need at least two of CSK, MI, RCB, and PBKS to not cross 15 points to progress.

Mumbai Indians 

Remaining matches: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, May 21, Mumbai

The Mumbai Indians can get eliminated even if they win their final game. Their faith depends on CSK, LSG, and RCB, due to an inferior NRR. They will want to beat SRH and then hope that not more than two of CSK, LSG, RCB, or PBKS win all their remaining games. If MI loses to SRH, they would need both RCB and PBKS to lose at least one match, with RCB losing by a huge margin.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Remaining matches: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, May 18, Hyderabad

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans, May 21, Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bangalore will most likely qualify for the playoff if they win their remaining two games, with a good NRR. If they lose one, they will need MI and PBKS to lose one game. In that case, Bangalore can pip through with a better NRR. If they lose both, they will be knocked out.

Rajasthan Royals

Remaining matches: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, May 19, Dharamsala

Rajasthan Royals needs a win in their final game, but that won’t guarantee a playoff spot. They would want Bangalore and Mumbai to finish at most 14 points but also need themselves to finish with a better NRR.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Remaining matches: Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders, May 20, Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders would have to beat Lucknow Super Giants. They also need Bangalore and Punjab to lose at least one of their remaining games and also SunRisers to defeat Mumbai and not go past 14 points. In that case, they need a superior NRR than others tied at 14 points.

Punjab Kings

Remaining matches: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals, May 17, Dharmasala

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, May 19, Dharmasala

If Punjab Kings manage to win their remaining two games, they get to 16 points and also boost their NRR significantly. If they finish at 14 points, they are unlikely to qualify given their poor NRR.

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