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IPL 2022: 6 matches, 3 places, 7 in ‘Jung’… 16 points Rajasthan-Lucknow place still not confirmed, see playoff maths

Mumbai: There have been 64 matches in the Indian Premier League-2022 (IPL), but so far only one team has got the ticket for the playoff. That team is Gujarat Titans (GT). Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have 16 points each and are sure to make it to the playoffs. Despite this, his ticket is not confirmed. The biggest reason for this is Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both of them also have a chance to reach 16 points.

If told in one line, the remaining 6 matches are going to be very interesting. Still 7 teams have a chance to get a ticket to the playoff, although only 3 places are left. First look at the points table…

points table

=> How can Bangalore qualify for the playoffs? (How can RCB qualify??)
Match: vs GT, May 19
If RCB, captained by Faf du Plessis, want a ticket to the playoffs, then they will have to register a big win over Gujarat. His NRR is in minus. Lucknow and Rajasthan already have 16 points each, while Delhi also have a chance to reach 16 points. The NRR of these three is better than Bangalore. Yes, if Delhi loses then it is a different matter.

=> How can Rajasthan qualify for the playoffs? (How can RR qualify??)
Match: vs CSK, May 20
Rajasthan Royals will have to avoid a massive defeat to Chennai Super Kings. If he wins his last match, he will get a ticket to the playoffs. Sanju Samson’s team will be knocked out if they lose to CSK by a huge margin and Lucknow Super Giants, DC and RCB all win their last matches and have a better net run rate than Rajasthan.

=> How can Lucknow qualify for the playoffs? (How can LSG qualify??)
Match: vs KKR, May 18
If Lucknow Super Giants beat KKR in their last match, then their place in the playoffs is confirmed. However, if they lose it by a huge margin and DC and RCB win their remaining matches by a huge margin, they will miss out on reaching the knockout stage.

=> How can Delhi qualify for the playoffs? (How can DC qualify?)
Match: vs MI, May 21
Thanks to their good NRR, DC have a great chance of qualifying if they win their upcoming match. If they lose, they will have a chance to qualify only if RCB lose their last match. If DC loses they will have to hope that RCB loses and SRH, KKR and PBKS do not reach 14 points.

=> How can Kolkata qualify? (How can KKR qualify??)
Match: vs LSG, May 18
KKR need nothing less than a win in their last match to keep their playoff hopes alive. If KKR loses, she will be out of the race straight away. Even with victory, he would need luck. For KKR to qualify, DC and RCB will have to lose their final games and PBKS and SRH will have to miss out on 14 points. Here too a lot will depend on the net run rate. KKR’s 54-run win over Sunrisers on 14 May helped their net run rate.

=> How can Punjab Kings qualify? (How can PBKS qualify??)
Match: vs SRH, May 22
PBKS’s massive defeat to Delhi on May 17 has dealt a big blow to their chances of making the playoffs. Mayank Agarwal’s team needs to beat Sunrisers in their final game to get a chance to qualify. That is, PBKS can qualify only if they beat SRH by a huge margin and DC, RCB and KKR lose their last matches. If KKR win and RCB and DC lose then PBKS will need a big margin win in their last game. Overall it is a game of luck.

=> How can Hyderabad qualify for the playoffs? (How can SRH qualify??)
vs MA 17 May, vs PBKS 22 May
Sunrisers lost 5 matches in a row after reaching 10 points in their 7th game. Now they need to beat both MI and PBKS by a huge margin and hope that DC and RCB don’t win their last match. Despite this, he will have to rely on NRR apart from KKR and LSG. This scenario is a little bit impossible.