The picture of the four IPL 2023 playoff teams is still unclear. There are only 6 league games left in the tournament. On Wednesday May 17, in the match played between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, Delhi nearly ended Punjab’s playoff hopes by recording a win. Now Punjab will have to rely heavily on other teams apart from winning the last game to reach the playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings is at number two with 15 points. The team will play its last match against Delhi and by winning this match, Chennai will directly qualify for the playoffs. If the team loses the match, they will have to rely on the results in Lucknow, Mumbai and Bangalore to qualify.
The Lucknow team is at number three in the points table with 15 points. By recording a win in the last game played against KKR, Lucknow will earn a direct ticket to the playoffs. On the other hand, if Lucknow loses this match, then the team will have to rely on the results of Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore to qualify for the playoffs.
To reach the top 4, Mumbai will have to record a win in the last match against Hyderabad. Apart from this, they will also have to hope that RCB lose at least one game. Mumbai is present at number four in the points table.
RCB is at number five in the points table with 12 points. The team still has two games left. Bangalore will have to win both games to qualify for the playoffs and Mumbai will have to wait for a loss in the last game to go straight to the top-4.
Rajasthan is at number six with 12 points from 13 matches. In order to reach the playoffs, the team will have to hope that Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Punjab lose all matches and win the last one. Apart from this, the team will also need a good netrate.
The Kolkata team is at number seven with 12 points from 13 games. The team will have to aim for a win in the last game as well as a loss in the last game against Mumbai, Bangalore, Rajasthan and Punjab for the playoff ticket. Along with this, the team will also need a good netrate.
Punjab will have to fight hard to reach the top-4. The team is at number eight in the points table with 12 points in 13 games. The team will have to depend on the results of the other teams along with the victory in the last game and your team will also need a good net runrate.
Significantly, Sunrisers Hyderabad at number 9 on the points table and Delhi Capitals at number 10 are completely out of the playoff race, meaning both teams have been knocked out.