new Delhi: The 13th season of IPL (IPL 2020) is in its second phase and after this the playoff round will start in the tournament. In such a situation, the teams now have few chances to join the playoff race. So far, 39 matches have been played this season and the battle to secure their place in the top 4 is still going on. However, in the meantime a good news has come for Chennai Super Kings.
In the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Bangalore won by 8 wickets. After which Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s (MS Dhoni) team has raised some hopes for Chennai. Apart from this, the victory of RCB team has also brought a smile to the camp of Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Actually, this race of playoffs has become very interesting now. Let’s try to understand which teams will be able to make their place in the top 4.
Three teams are almost guaranteed a place in the playoffs
There are three teams in the league which are almost certain to reach the playoffs. Delhi Capitals (DC), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) occupy the top of the points table. Delhi and Bangalore have 14-14 points in their account. While Mumbai currently has 12 points. In such a situation, Delhi and Bangalore need only one win to make it to the playoffs, while Mumbai has yet to play 5 more matches. From which he will have to win two matches. Accordingly, these three teams are strong contenders for inclusion in the top 4.
Battle continues for fourth place
Kolkata Knight Riders are currently in fourth position in the points table, which currently has 10 points in their account. KKR are yet to play 4 matches and after the embarrassing defeat at the hands of Bangalore, the team’s net runner has reached minus. Therefore Kolkata will have to win all the matches to reach the playoffs.
At the same time, the fate of Kings XI Punjab has been bad since the start of the tournament. Even after a good performance, the team kept losing the match but Punjab has still maintained their hopes by winning three matches in a row. If the Punjab team wins the remaining 4 more matches, then they can qualify for the playoffs.
The condition of Rajasthan Royals team is similar to Punjab. He has 8 points from 10 matches and the team remains number six.
Apart from this, Hyderabad and Chennai teams are almost out of the tournament. Both these teams have 6 points in the account and now this season only a miracle can reach these two teams in the play-off. Dhoni’s team is at last position this time. If Dhoni’s team wins the remaining four matches and the other teams lose continuously, then there can be some hope.