3 Matches left, GT, LSG, RR seal playoff spots, DC, RCB fight for 4th spot


IPL 2022 Playoff RACE – IPL 2022 Playoff Scenario: Royal Challengers Bangalore stayed afloat with an 8-wicket win over Gujarat Titans. But their fate is not in their hands. Delhi Capitals are still the favourite to claim the 4th spot if they beat Mumbai Indians in the last match on Saturday. Follow all IPL 2022 live updates with InsideSport.IN: Check LSG beat KKR Highlights

RCB’s win also officially knocked out Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad from the race. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants with 20 and 18 points respectively are the only two teams to have sealed qualification. Rajasthan Royals are also a strong contender even if they lose to Chennai Super Kings on Friday.

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IPL 2022 Playoff RACE – Highlights

  • No. 1 Team: GT have confirmed their place as No. 1 Team of League Phase
  • Only 3 Matches left – 2 Playoff Places yet to be decided.
  • No. 2: LSG officially seal playoff spot.
  • No. 3 RR are assured of a Playoff SPOT as they have 16 points and a match with CSK in hand.
  • RCB jump to 4th – RCB have jumped to 4th spot with 16 points after their 8-wicket win against Gujarat Titans. But their fate is not in their hands.
  • For RCB to qualify, Mumbai Indians need to beat Delhi Capitals on Friday.
  • DC slip to 5th. Victory over MI in the last match will take Delhi Capitals to the Playoff. They have positive NRR and will surely make playoffs with a win.
  • No. 6th – KKR: – but now officially knocked OUT.
  • No 7th PBKS: – After RCB’s win over GT, Punjab Kings have been knocked out. PBKS can only reach 14 while 4 teams already have greater than 16 points.
  • No 8th – SRH: After RCB’s win over GT, Sunrisers Hyderabad have been knocked out. SRH can only reach 14 while 4 teams already have greater than 16 points.
  • MI & CSK officially knocked out of IPL 2022 Playoff RACE
  • Overall 3 Teams still in hunt for 2 Playoff Spots — RR, DC & RCB.

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InsideSport takes a look at what each team needs to do to qualify for the Playoffs.

First things first, who stands where? – Gujarat Titans have cemented the top spot after Lucknow Super Giants lost to Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians are at the bottom of the table and if CSK do not lose by a big margin in their last match, they will remain at the bottom.

Here’s the latest updated IPL 2022 Points Table after RCB beat GT Highlights

Pos Teams Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts NRR
1 Gujarat Titans (Q) 14 10 4 0 0 20 0.316
2 Lucknow Super Giants (Q) 14 9 5 0 0 18 0.251
3 Rajasthan Royals 13 8 5 0 0 16 0.304
4 Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 8 6 0 0 16 -0.253
5 Delhi Capitals 13 7 6 0 0 14 0.255
6 Kolkata Knight Riders(E) 14 6 8 0 0 12 0.146
7 Punjab Kings (E) 13 6 7 0 0 12 -0.043
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad (E) 13 6 7 0 0 12 -0.230
9 Chennai Super Kings (E) 13 4 9 0 0 8 -0.206
10 Mumbai Indians (E) 13 3 10 0 0 6 -0.577

 

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Gujarat Titans (1st, 20 Points) – QUALIFIED: Hardik Pandya & Co suffered an 8-wicket loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore. But the match was a dead rubber for GT. Hardik Pandya & Co will finish at the top and have also booked their place in Qualifier 1.

  • GT have Officially qualified for the Playoffs with 10 wins.
  • Despite loss against RCB, GT will remain top of the table in the group phase.
  • GT are now assured of a place in Qualifier 1.

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IPL 2022 Playoff Scenario: Lucknow Super Giants inch closer to Playoff, PBKS' hopes dented, Check Playoff chances of CSK, GT, RR, RCB, SRH, LSG, PBKS & MI

Lucknow Super Giants (2nd, 18 Points) – QUALIFIED: Lucknow Super Giants sealed their berth in the playoffs with a nail-biting two-run win on Wednesday. The win takes them to second with 18 points, booking their place in the final four.

  • LSG have made the playoffs with 18 points.
  • LSG are currently on the 2nd spot on the Points Table.
  • They could finish in the top 2 should RR lose their final game of the season.

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Rajasthan Royals (3rd, 16 Points): Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals have put one foot in the Playoffs with a comprehensive 24-run win over Lucknow Super Giants. They also claimed the 3rd spot and will have to win their last match to ensure they play in Qualifier 1.

  • RR have all but sealed their deal with an NRR of +0.304.
  • They need to win their last match to seal a place in the Qualifier 1 against Gujarat Titans.
  • RR Remaining Matches: CSK

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (4th, 16 Points): Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) thrashed Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets to stay in the hunt. However, their fate is not in their hands. Even though RCB jumped to 4th spot with 16 points, their negative Net Run Rate could knock them out.

  • RCB with an 8-wicket win against GT remained in playoff contention.
  • RCB can qualify only if Delhi Capitals lose to Mumbai Indians on Friday.
  • If DC win, RCB will be knocked out irrespective of the margin.

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Delhi Capitals (5th, 14 Points): Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) made it two wins in a row with a 17-run win over Punjab Kings. With that, DC are well-placed to qualify for the playoffs. All they have to do is to win the last match against MI.

  • A win in the last match against MI will seal their playoff berth.
  • The match against MI on Friday is a must-win.
  • If DC lose to MI, RCB will qualify and DC will be knocked out.
  • DC Remaining matches: MI

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Kolkata Knight Riders (6th, 12 Points) – ELIMINATED: KKR have been knocked out of the campaign following their defeat to Lucknow Super Giants. Shreyas Iyer and Co. finish with just 12 points to their tally, clearly not enough for a top 4 berth.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders have been eliminated after their loss to LSG.

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Punjab Kings (7th, 12 Points) – ELIMINATED: Punjab Kings have been knocked out after Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Titans. Even if PBKS win against SRH, they can reach a maximum of 14 points while 4 teams already have 16 points or more.

  • PBKS have been officially knocked out after loss to DC.
  • Even if PBKS win their last match, they can reach a maximum of 14 points.
  • PBKS Remaining Matches: SRH

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (8th, 12 Points) – ELIMINATED: Sunrisers Hyderabad have also been officially knocked out after Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Titans. Even if SRH beat PBKS in the last match, they can reach a maximum of 14 points. 4 teams are already with 16 points or more.

  • SRH have been officially eliminated from Playoff Race.
  • SRH’s remaining matches: PBKS

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Chennai Super Kings (9th, 8 Points) – ELIMINATED: Chennai Super Kings suffered a 7-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans. They are already knocked out and are not in the race.

  • CSK has been officially knocked off from the Playoffs.
  • CSK will now aim to beat Rajasthan Royals and avoid a 9th place finish.
  • CSK’s lowest finish is 7th in an 8-team IPL in IPL 2020. They would aim to avoid that.
  • CSK will reach a maximum of 10 points if they win their remaining game.
  • CSK Remaining Matches: RR

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Mumbai Indians (10th, 6 Points) – ELIMINATED: The team that has won the title 5 times—most in IPL history—are lying at the bottom of the IPL 2022 Points Table. With their 3-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma & Co have all but ensured a bottom place finish.

  • MI were the first team to be knocked out of Playoff race.
  • However, MI can decide RCB’s fate. If they beat Delhi Capitals on Friday, RCB will qualify.
  • If Mumbai lose to DC, Rishabh Pant & Co will qualify.
  • MI remaining matches: DC

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IPL 2022 Remaining matches

Match No Teams Date Time Venue
68 RR vs CSK May 20, 2022 7:30 PM Brabourne – CCI
69 MI vs DC May 21, 2022 7:30 PM Wankhede Stadium
70 SRH vs PBKS May 22, 2022 7:30 PM Wankhede Stadium

 

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