Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

IPL playoffs: Chennai, Rajasthan, Hyderabad… who will enter the top 2, who benefited from Punjab’s victory


New Delhi. Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals and fans of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings were happy. IPL 2024 is now in this phase, when the victory of one team is giving happiness or sorrow to the other. Now take the victory of Punjab Kings only. Although this victory did not make much difference to his health. Even after this win, he is still at ninth position in the points table. But his victory has made the battle for the top-2 very interesting. Let us know how.

Rajasthan Royals: 16 points in 13 matches, net run rate 0.273
Rajasthan Royals, who had derailed, had to face their fourth consecutive defeat on Wednesday night. However, even before this defeat, it had already made it to the playoffs. Currently he has 16 points from 13 matches. Rajasthan now has to play only Kolkata Knight Riders in the league round. If Rajasthan team wins then it will get 18 points. But despite this, his place in the top-2 cannot be considered confirmed. Sunrisers Hyderabad can challenge him.

IPL Point Table: Punjab made the point table battle interesting, not only Rajasthan Royals but also Mumbai Indians were trapped.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 14 points in 12 matches, net run rate 0.406
Punjab’s victory is good news for Sunrisers Hyderabad. With this it was decided that Rajasthan Royals could not go beyond 18 points. Talking about SRH, it still has 2 matches left. If it wins both these matches, it can reach 18 points. If this happens, then due to better runner net, it can leave behind Rajasthan (if it gets 18 points) and reach second place. There will be a Qualifier-1 match between the top-2 teams. Hyderabad still has to play Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings in the league stage.

Chennai Super Kings: 14 points in 13 matches, net run rate 0.528
Punjab’s victory has also created a chance for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to enter the top-2. CSK still has to play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the league stage. If Chennai wins then it will have 16 points. In terms of net run rate, it is better than both Rajasthan and Hyderabad. In such a situation, if Rajasthan loses its last match and Hyderabad loses one of its two matches, then these three teams will end up at 16-16 points. If this happens, Chennai Super Kings will make it to the top-2 with better run rate.

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