SuperSunday of IPL 2023: If the first ticket of the playoffs is confirmed then this team will be out, even 16 points of Bangalore will not matter!
The Chennai team can confirm their ticket in the playoffs with a win. At the same time, the dim hope of the Kolkata team will also end. All matches are do or die for Rajasthan and Bangalore. Defeat will increase the problems of both.
Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) will have a double header on Sunday. The first match will be between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). At the same time, the second match will be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders. The league is at a very exciting juncture. Even after 59 matches, the position of the playoffs is not clear. However, the day of 15 May 2023 may prove to be SuperSunday. The reason for this is that the Chennai team can confirm their ticket in the playoffs with a win. At the same time, the dim hope of the Kolkata team will also end. All matches are do or die for Rajasthan and Bangalore. Defeat will increase the problems of both. RCB’s run rate is so bad that even after 16 points they get out.
Let us understand in simple language the complete equation of the playoffs of Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders:
If Rajasthan Royals lose to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, they will be able to score a maximum of 14 points. The team will remain in the race for the playoffs, but it will depend on the results of the other teams. The team has the best run rate of 0.633 after Gujarat Titans. It is also possible that five other teams end up with 15 or more points. In this scenario he will be out of the race. Winning both the matches will definitely qualify the team. Two matches are against the teams who need to win all the matches to qualify for 16. It is possible that Royals and Mumbai Indians would fight for the fourth spot if Titans, Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants had more points than this, but in that case Royals’ run rate could outweigh Mumbai Indians. Mumbai’s current run rate is -0.117.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore
The condition of Royal Challengers Royals is similar to that of Rajasthan Royals. They need to win all the matches to reach 16 points. His net run rate is -0.345. If RCB lose on Sunday, they will be almost out of the playoff race. Winning the next two matches will fetch 14 points, but one of the three teams – Titans, Super Kings, and Super Giants or Mumbai Indians – will have more than 14 points and the Royals can stay ahead of them due to net run rate. Even if RCB wins all the three matches, the poor run rate can become a hindrance in the way. Titans, Super Kings, Super Giants, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers and Punjab Kings can have 16 or more points.
Chennai Super Kings
A win against the Knight Riders will ensure that Chennai Super Kings enter the playoffs, but will not be enough to finish in the top-2. Gujarat Titans, Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants can have 17 or more points. If the team loses on Sunday, the Super Kings will have a chance to make it to the playoffs by defeating the Delhi Capitals on May 20 in Delhi. However, losing both the matches will make the team dependent on the results of the other teams.
Kolkata Knight Riders
If the Knight Riders team wins both the matches, it will have 14 points and the team will remain in the playoff race. However, for this, the results of other matches should come in his favor. With a defeat the team will be out of the race. On 14 points, Kolkata would like Gujarat Titans to win their last two matches. Royal Challengers team after defeating Royals lose both the matches. Super Giants and Royals lose their last two matches. Delhi beat Punjab Kings. If this happens, Titans, Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will qualify. Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will be fighting for the fourth spot with 14 points each. Both the teams have a poor run rate (-0.357 for KKR and -0.268 for Punjab Kings). That means KKR will have to register a big win.