IPL 2023 Playoffs

The last week of the league stage of IPL 2023 has started and so far only table topper Gujarat Titans have qualified for the playoffs. Still three teams are yet to qualify for which there is a fierce battle going on between the teams. On the other hand, the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians on Tuesday has made this playoff race even more interesting. Super Giants created a sensation by defeating Mumbai by 5 runs. Let us tell that at this time every team except Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad can qualify for the ipl 2023 playoffs.

IPL 2023 Playoffs : 7 Teams Battle for 3 Spots

Let it be known that three teams are yet to qualify for the playoffs, for which 7 teams are fighting. Any three teams from 2nd number Chennai Super Kings to 8th number Punjab Kings can qualify. How? Let’s take a look.

IPL 2023 Playoffs
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Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings need to beat Delhi Capitals in their last league game to qualify for the playoffs.

Lucknow Super Giants

Lucknow Super Giants will have to beat Kolkata Knight Riders in their last league stage match to qualify. If this happens then KKR will also be out of the playoff race.

Mumbai Indians

To enter the playoffs, Mumbai Indians will have to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad with a better run rate in their last league match. This will mean that if Bangalore and Punjab reach 16 points by winning their last two matches, then their run rate will be lower than Mumbai. On the other hand, if along with Mumbai, Punjab and Bangalore also get 16 points, and both have a better run rate than Mumbai, then Mumbai will be able to qualify only after losing the last game of Lucknow and Chennai.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore need to win both their remaining matches. With this RCB will come up to 16 points. Significantly, if Mumbai and Punjab also reach 16 points, then RCB will need a better run rate than both the teams to qualify. On the other hand, if Chennai and Lucknow lose their last game, then all three teams with 16 points can qualify for the playoffs.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals will have to win their last game against Punjab Kings at a good run rate to take them to 14 points. With this, they have to hope that Mumbai does not win their last match. On the other hand, none of the teams from Bangalore, Kolkata and Punjab reach 14 points and if this happens then their run rate will be less than RR, when Rajasthan will be able to make their place in the playoffs.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders will have to win their last match to reach 14 points. With this, they will have to win this match with a good run rate, so that if there is a chance to qualify in the playoffs on 14 points, KKR’s run rate should be better than all other teams.

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings will have to beat Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals in their last two matches, due to which they will have 16 points. Along with this, he will also have to improve his run rate. Because if Bangalore and Mumbai also have 16 points and Chennai and Lucknow win their last match, then only one team with better run rate out of these three teams with 16 points will be able to qualify.

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