IPL 2023 is playing big. Fans can watch exciting matches every day. The battle of IPL 2023 is in its last phase. Gujarat Titans have qualified for the playoffs by topping the points table. At the same time, the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad teams are out of the playoff race. At this moment 5 teams are fighting for the second, third and fourth place in the points table.
These three teams can have the same points
1. Bombay Indians
Mumbai Indians lost against Lucknow Supergiants by 5 runs. This loss has dealt a huge blow to Mumbai’s playoff hopes. The Mumbai team is in the fourth position in the points table with 14 points from 13 matches. Your rate is the run rate minus 0.128. Now Mumbai has to play their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. If Mumbai wins their last match, they will have 16 points.
The RCB team, captained by Faf du Plessis, has won 6 of 12 games and the team is in fifth place in the standings with 12 points. The team has a run rate plus 0.166. RCB is yet to play two matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans. If RCB wins these two games, they will also get 16 points.
3. Kings of Punjab
Punjab Kings have played 12 matches in IPL 2023 so far and are at number eight on the points table with 12 points. Punjab Kings have two matches left. If the Punjab team wins the match against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, they will also get 16 points.
This is the equation for the playoffs
The Gujarat Titans team has qualified for the playoffs by coming in first place. On the other hand, if the Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants teams win their next match, these teams will qualify for the playoffs by finishing second and third. But a tough fight is expected between Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings and RCB for fourth place. According to the equation written above, the three teams will get 16-16 points. In such a situation, the rate will be above the run rate.
RCB’s run rate is higher than that of the Mumbai and Punjab team. In this situation, the RCB team can qualify by being in fourth position. On the other hand, if CSK and Lucknow Super Giants teams lose their last match, then the playoff gates will be opened for Punjab Kings.