Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Chennai Super Kings take steps towards playoffs… return to top 4


Chennai Super Kings have 12 points in 11 matches. CSK has moved from 5th to 3rd place

New Delhi. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) strengthened their hopes of reaching the playoffs by defeating Punjab Kings by 28 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 match on Sunday. CSK tasted victory after five consecutive defeats against Punjab. After being invited to bat first, CSK scored 167 runs for 9 wickets and then avenged the defeat against the team 4 days ago by restricting Punjab’s innings to 139 runs for 9 wickets. CSK returned to the top 4 in the points table after their sixth win in 11 matches, while Punjab’s hopes of reaching the playoffs after their 7th defeat in 11 matches have suffered a big blow.

Chennai Super Kings can qualify for the playoffs by winning 2 out of their remaining 3 matches. Chennai has to play the next match at home with Rajasthan Royals, who will be difficult to defeat in Chepauk. Rajasthan team has world class spinners in which R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal are prominent. With the win against Punjab, Chennai has moved from fifth to third in the points table. Even if Chennai Super Kings loses its match against Rajasthan Royals, it will still have a chance of reaching the playoffs.

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ipl point table

Then the decision will be taken on Netrunrate
Two wins out of three are enough for CSK to qualify. If Chennai loses two out of three matches, then it will be difficult to enter the playoffs with 14 points. In such a situation, many teams will have equal points at third and fourth positions. After this the matter will get stuck on the internet. The team which has better net run rate will qualify for the playoffs. At present Chennai Super Kings has reached a better position.

Chennai hit the field without 3 front line bowlers
Chennai Super Kings currently does not have three frontline bowlers in its team. Mathisa Pathirana has returned home due to injury, while pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been out of the IPL to play the series against Zimbabwe for Bangladesh, while Deepak Chahar is also currently struggling with injury. Ravindra Jadeja performed all-round in the match against Punjab. While batting first, he scored 43 runs on 26 balls while taking 3 wickets in bowling.

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