IPL 2024 Playoffs: Playoff doors closed for 5 teams, now only competition is left between these teams

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. The doors to the playoffs are closed for the 5 teams of the Indian Premier League 2024. These teams include 5-time champions Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Supergiants. The teams of Mumbai, Punjab and Gujarat were out of the title race long ago. Delhi and Lucknow's playoff hopes ended when the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans was abandoned due to rain.

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The IPL playoff race can be easily understood from the points table. At present, Kolkata Knight Riders (19), Rajasthan Royals (16) and Hyderabad (15) are at the first three positions in the points table. These three teams have made it to the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings (14 points, 0.528) are currently in the top-4. But it is not decided yet whether Chennai will play the playoffs or not. He is facing challenge from Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB is currently at sixth position with 12 points.

IPL Point Table: Due to rain, the point table game became interesting, SRH got the advantage, but the luck of 2 teams was ruined.

Delhi in top-5, still out of playoff race
Delhi Capitals (14 points, -0.377) are placed fifth in the points table. Despite this, it is out of the race for the playoffs. Because now all his matches are over. That means there cannot be any improvement in his marks or run rate. This means that Delhi will remain below Chennai or Bengaluru in the points table. There is a match between Chennai and Bengaluru on Saturday. If Chennai wins then it will get 16 points. If Bengaluru wins then it will have 14 points. Due to better run rate, it will remain above Delhi in the points table.

Lucknow Super Giants will now play for prestige
Like Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Supergiants were also in the race for the playoffs till a day ago. But due to the cancellation of Hyderabad-Gujarat match, the remaining hope of Lucknow has also ended. Now even if it wins its last match, it will not be able to move beyond 14 points. His run rate is -0.787. This means that even if he wins his last match by a margin of 200 runs, his run rate will still remain negative.

It is clear that KKR, Rajasthan, Hyderabad have reached the playoffs. There is a race between Chennai and Bengaluru to become the fourth team of the playoffs. Rest of the teams are out of this race.

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