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Delhi has played, RR’s advantage is over, 6 teams in the race for IPL playoffs, CSK may be out of top-4.


New Delhi. Delhi Capitals have turned the entire equation upside down by making a strong comeback in the IPL playoff race. Rishabh Pant’s team Delhi defeated Rajasthan Royals by 20 runs on Tuesday. With this win, Delhi Capitals has jumped two places to occupy fifth position in the points table. It has pushed Lucknow Supergiants, a strong playoff contender till a week ago, to sixth position. Not only this, in the new equation Chennai Super Kings are also in danger of being out of the top-4.

In the 56th match of IPL 2024, Delhi Capitals faced Rajasthan Royals. Delhi scored 221 runs for 8 wickets in this match. After this Rajasthan Royals were stopped at the score of 201. With this defeat, Sanju Samson’s team Rajasthan Royals’ advantage on the points table has ended. However, it still remains at second position with 16 points. But the difficult thing for RR is that it lost two consecutive matches. The team which was at number one on the points table on April 27 with 16 points. Even after 10 days it is stuck at 16 points. Kolkata Knight Riders is at number one with the same number of points.

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Rajasthan Royals still have three matches left and there is little doubt about their reaching the playoffs. But Delhi has definitely given tension to Lucknow Supergiants, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Superkings. These three teams already had 12 points. Now Delhi has also achieved its mark of 12 points. That means there is a traffic jam at Point 12. Lucknow Supergiants team seems to be facing the most difficulty in this traffic jam. He is at sixth position below Delhi. Chennai is at third place and Hyderabad is at fourth place.

Chennai may slip to fifth position
There is a match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Supergiants in IPL today, on 8th April. A day before this match, there was heavy rain in Hyderabad. There is a possibility of rain today and Wednesday. If this match does not take place due to rain, then both the teams will be divided 1-1. In such a situation, Sunrisers Hyderabad can come third and Lucknow Supergiants can come fourth. If the match is washed out due to rain, it will be a direct loss to Chennai and Delhi, who will slip to fifth and sixth position in the points table.

8-8 points from 4 teams including Bengaluru
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans have 8 points each. In the paper equation, these teams are still not completely out of the race for the playoffs. But their hopes rest only on ifs and buts. Mumbai Indians have played 12 matches and even if they win their last two matches, they cannot go beyond 12 points. But if Bengaluru, Punjab and Gujarat win their remaining three matches, they can go up to 14 points.

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