Friday, May 17th, 2024

Battle for number 2… KKR may clash with SRH or CSK in Qualifier 1


Hyderabad will face Punjab Kings in its last match. Chennai faces RCB on Sunday

New Delhi. Sunrisers Hyderabad has reached the IPL playoffs. It has become the third team after KKR and Rajasthan Royals to reach the playoffs. With this, the RCB vs CSK match to be played on Sunday has become like a knockout. The winning team of this match will become the fourth team to qualify for the playoffs. But now there is more talk of battle for number two than RCB vs CSK. It has been decided that Kolkata Knight Riders will play Qualifier 1 while being at number one. But the fight for second place has intensified. Either Chennai or Hyderabad team will face KKR in Qualifier One.

Chennai Super Kings have 14 points in 13 matches. Chennai is currently at fourth position in the points table. CSK can finish in the top 2 if Punjab Kings beats Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match. KKR should defeat Rajasthan Royals and CSK should defeat RCB in their last match. In such a situation, CSK will have 16 points in 14 matches while Hyderabad will have only 15 points, Rajasthan will have 16 points and KKR will have 21 points.

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Hyderabad can also finish in top 2
On the other hand, Hyderabad Sunrisers managed to reach the playoffs with 15 points but they also have a chance to be in the top 2. This will be possible for Hyderabad only if Hyderabad defeats Punjab Kings in its last match and Kolkata Knight Riders defeats Rajasthan Royals. After defeating Punjab, Hyderabad will have 17 points while Rajasthan will not be able to go beyond 16 points after the defeat. There is also an equation that if RCB wants to get the playoff ticket, then it will have to win the match against CSK by 18 runs or 11 balls first.

The winner of Qualifier 1 will enter the final directly.
In the IPL playoffs, the top two teams get two chances to reach the finals. Qualifier 1 is played between the top two teams, the winning team directly enters the finals, while the losing team faces the winning team of the eliminator in Qualifier 2. The team that wins this match faces the winning team of Qualifier 1 in the final.

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