Saturday, May 25th, 2024

The first team of the playoff is confirmed, 3 places are vacant, the claim of 2 is strong, whose last seat is there?

New Delhi. Indian Premier League 2024 has got its first playoff team. Kolkata Knight Riders achieved this success by registering victory over Mumbai Indians in the match played on Saturday. After the decision on the team that will reach the playoffs first, now the focus is on the remaining three places. In this also the second and third teams seem almost certain. There is going to be a tough competition as to who will get the last seat.

This season, the Mumbai Indians team, which played under the captaincy of new captain Hardik Pandya, has flopped badly. Mumbai, ranked 9th in the points table, had to face its 9th defeat in the tournament. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated by 18 runs in a match played in 16-16 overs which was interrupted by rain. With this victory, the team captained by Shreyas Iyer entered the playoffs with pride.

2 teams have strong claims
If we look at the points table at this time, Kolkata has secured its ticket to the playoffs by scoring 18 points. Rajasthan Royals, who have been consistently in second place, have 16 points and are almost certain to reach there. Third-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad have scored a total of 14 points and still have 2 more matches to play. Therefore, the team can reach the next round even by winning one match.

Real fight for 1 seat
It is considered certain that three teams will reach the playoffs. The real competition will be seen on that last seat. In this, Lucknow Super Giants are in the race with Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. All three teams have played 12 matches each and have scored the same number of points. Whoever gets 14 or more points will make it to the playoffs. If all three teams are stuck on 14 runs, then the decision will be decided on the basis of net run rate in which Chennai team is currently leading.

tag: Chennai Super Kings, ipl 2024, ipl playoff, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad

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