Mumbai is confirmed and ranked first. No one can remove it from there. Chennai Super Kings have been out of the playoff race long ago.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are in second and Delhi Capitals in third place before the last round starts on Sunday. Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders all have 12 points each. These teams are seated differently based on net run rate.
There is every possibility that playoff places will be decided on the basis of net run rate after the last 56th match of the league stage.
Let’s take a look at how the remaining six teams can qualify.
Delhi have lost their four matches in a row and that is why their playoff prospects are in trouble. He will now have to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in his last match on Monday and finish second. If she fails to do so and loses the match to Bangalore, then her qualification will depend on the results of the matches of the other teams.
In this situation, Delhi would want to-
Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI beat Punjab and Punjab remain on 12 points. Sunrajers lost to Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and stayed on 12 points.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals end the match at a very close margin so that the net run rate of the winning team will not be affected by Delhi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The situation in Bangalore is also similar to that of Delhi. If she beats Delhi, she can qualify for the playoffs where she will face Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier.
If she loses, she will remain on 14 points and in such a situation she would need two out of three situations in her favor.
Kings XI Punjab lose to Chennai Super Kings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lose to Mumbai Indians.
The Kolkata-Rajasthan match ends with a close margin so that the winner’s net run rate does not have an impact on Bangalore.
The position of this team is very clear. It is currently in fourth place with 12 points. The reason for this is his net run rate.
He has to beat Mumbai Indians in their last match. But if Mumbai wins, then this team will be out.
Kings XI Punjab-:
12 points from 13 matches, this team led by Lokesh Rahul is in fifth place. If Punjab beat Chennai in their last match, then they will have 14 points. This win however will not guarantee them qualification as the remaining three teams will also come on 14 points and in this case the net run rate will become very important.
Punjab’s net run rate is higher than Bangalore and Delhi, which means that if Punjab beats Chennai in their last match, the losing rate between Delhi and Bangalore will be lower than Punjab’s run rate.
If Punjab has to qualify directly, they will have to beat Chennai and also hope that Hyderabad will lose to Mumbai in their last match or Kolkata-Rajasthan match is decided by a small margin so that the winning team’s net run rate of Punjab Does not affect
But if Punjab loses then it will be out.
With their last two matches won, the Rajasthan Royals, led by Steve Smith, have maintained themselves in the playoff race. To qualify directly, they will have to defeat Kolkata and hope that Punjab will lose against Chennai and Mumbai will win against Hyderabad.
Although Rajasthan Royals can still be out on the basis of net run rate after winning on Sunday, it is necessary that Punjab and Hyderabad win their respective matches.
But a loss to Kolkata would put Rajasthan out of the league.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata currently have 12 points from 13 matches. She can finish the league stage with a maximum of 14 points, which can equal the remaining three teams – Punjab, Hyderabad, and Delhi – Bangalore. But one thing can go against the team headed by Eoin Morgan and that is negative run rate.
The way for him to qualify is to beat Rajasthan and expect Chennai to beat Punjab and Mumbai to beat Hyderabad. In this situation Kolkata will end the league stage with 14 points, while Hyderabad, Rajasthan and Punjab will qualify with 12-12 points and Kolkata will qualify on the basis of net run rate.
If she loses to Rajasthan, she will be out.