IPL Playoff Scenario: Lucknow is in tension even after reaching the playoffs


Mumbai The IPL 2022 season has now reached its final stage. Now there are only three league matches left, but the teams for the playoffs are not fixed. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, playing in the tournament for the first time, have reached the playoffs. With this, the tour of Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings has come to an end. There are still three contenders for two places in the playoffs.

Rajasthan has a chance to become No. 2
Sanju Samson has 16 points from 13 matches for Rajasthan Royals. It seems certain to go to the playoffs. The team’s last match will be against Chennai Super Kings on Friday. If Rajasthan wins this match, the team will reach the second position. Because its net run rate is +0.304 and Lucknow is +0.251. The top-2 team has two chances to reach the final. At the same time, even if the team loses this match, it can reach the playoffs, as Royal Challengers Bangalore’s net run rate is in the minus.

What about Delhi-Bangalore?
Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 14 matches. He has 16 points with 8 wins but the team’s net run-rate is minus 0.253. At the same time, Delhi Capitals have won 7 of 13 matches and the team’s net run-rate is +0.255. Delhi will play its last league match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Winning this match will give Delhi a place in the playoffs. But if Mumbai wins, RCB will reach the last four.

Mumbai or Chennai in last place?
The five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians and four-time IPL winners Chennai Super Kings are battling for the last spot. Chennai has 8 points and Mumbai has 6 points. If Chennai wins its last match, it will be in 9th position. But if Chennai loses by more than 50 runs and Mumbai wins by more than 50 runs, Mumbai will have a chance to come in at number nine.

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