Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) qualified for the playoffs after winning their last league matches. At the same time, the Gujarat team has already reached the playoffs. Now a fierce battle is going on between Mumbai, Bangalore and Rajasthan for the remaining 1 spot. Rajasthan where he has played all his league matches. At the same time, Mumbai and Bangalore have yet to play the last league match.
Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), all three teams currently have 14-14 points. Due to RCB’s better net run rate, he currently sits in fourth position in the points table. After this is the Rajasthan team and then the Mumbai team. Now, in such a situation, it is important to understand which team has the best chance of reaching the playoffs.
To reach the playoffs, RCB will only need to win their last league match against the Gujarat Titans. RCB is already in fourth place due to better net run rate. RCB will have to try to reach only 16 points. Whether Mumbai win or lose their last league match.
Mumbai Indians are currently fourth in the points table with 14 points. But the team’s net run rate is -0.128 which is much worse than RCB and Rajasthan. Mumbai will now have to earn a big win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. So your net run rate can be much better than RCB and Rajasthan. However if RCB lose their last league game. So only a win for Mumbai will make it to the playoffs.
Rajasthan is the only team on this list to have played all of its league matches. In such a situation, the Rajasthan team would hope that Gujarat could beat RCB by a wide margin in their last league game. So your net run rate can be less than Rajasthan’s. At the same time, Mumbai Indians also only picked up a loss in their last league game.