Punjab Kings will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL today. This match is very important for Punjab Kings. In fact, Punjab Kings have won only 5 matches in 11 matches so far, if they want to make the playoffs then they will have to win the other three matches. If he loses a single game here, it will be difficult for him to make the playoffs. In such a situation, you will have to rely on the results of other matches.
RCB have currently won 7 matches out of 12 matches. Even if he wins today’s game, with 8 wins, he will almost certainly earn his place in the playoffs. Gujarat has already reached the playoffs with 9 wins and Lucknow is also about to reach the playoffs with 8 wins. In such a situation, only one team will remain for the playoff, for which there will be a competition between Rajasthan, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Punjab. Kolkata can now win a maximum of 7 matches, Punjab will also have the same situation after losing to RCB. It will be difficult to reach the playoffs with 7 wins as Delhi and Hyderabad currently have 8-8 wins and Rajasthan have 9 wins to reach the playoffs. In such a situation, it is very important that Punjab win today’s match.
Punjab will have to win the remaining three matches in any case. In other words, today’s match will also have to be won. If this happens, Punjab will have a total of eight wins. And it will almost confirm his place in the playoffs. Punjab may have to rely a bit on the results of other matches to solidify their place fully.
Even if Punjab lose to RCB today, they will still be in the playoff race, then they will have to win their remaining two games by a good margin. If Punjab’s net run rate is good, then they can expect to reach the playoffs with 7 wins out of 14. However, in this situation, they will have to rely entirely on the results of other matches. Punjab has to pray that…
- KKR win their next match against SRH and lose to Lucknow. Even if KKR beats Lucknow, KKR’s total victory will be only 7. Bus run rate must be lower than Punjab
- SRH lose their remaining three matches to Punjab, Kolkata and Mumbai. By the way, even if SRH wins in Kolkata and Mumbai, their total win will still be only 7. Even then, there will be scope to make the playoffs on the basis of Punjab’s net run rate.
- Delhi Capitals lose their two remaining matches. Or lose to Punjab and win to Mumbai. Even in such a situation, Delhi’s total win will be 7. On the basis of net run rate, Punjab can qualify here.
- Rajasthan should also lose their remaining two matches. That is, the Rajasthan team loses to Lucknow and Chennai. In such a situation, Rajasthan will also be limited to 7 wins and the playoff team will be decided on the basis of net run rate.
If the above equations are done, then despite losing to Bangalore, the Punjab team can make the playoffs along with Gujarat, Lucknow and Bangalore if they win the rest of their matches.