IPL 2024 Playoffs: Rajasthan shook the points table, big blow to Mumbai Indians, Gujarat-Punjab…

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. Rajasthan Royals have further complicated the equation of IPL 2024 playoffs by giving a crushing defeat to Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals, playing under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, defeated Mumbai by 9 wickets on Monday. With this victory he further strengthened his position in the IPL points table. At the same time, the playoff hopes of Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings were given a big blow. Royal Challengers Bangalore team is almost out of the playoff race.

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Rajasthan Royals now have 14 points in the points table. He has won 7 out of 8 matches. There is no one anywhere near him in the points table. Rajasthan Royals will now have to win only one or two of their remaining 6 matches to secure a place in the playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are also moving forward strongly in the race for the playoffs. Both these teams have won 5-5 in their 7-7 matches and are standing at second and third position respectively in the points table with 10-10 points.

Equal points of Chennai, Lucknow and Gujarat
Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Supergiants and Gujarat Titans are at fourth, fifth and sixth position respectively in the points table with 8 points each. Even though all three teams have equal points, Gujarat's position is worse than the other two. The reason for this is that Chennai and Lucknow have scored 8 points after playing 7-7 matches. At the same time, Gujarat had to play one more match for this.

18 points guarantee playoff
The race for playoff is now visible between 6 teams. Rajasthan, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow and Gujarat Titans. All these teams still have a chance to reach maximum 20 points. Looking at the past history of IPL, it is believed that 18 points are a guarantee of playing playoffs. The team with 16 points is also expected to play the playoffs, but for this sometimes the win-loss equation of other teams becomes important.

Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have faced defeat in 5 of their first 8 matches. Both these teams currently have 6-6 points in the points table. Mumbai Indians team is in a better position than Delhi Capitals in run rate and is at seventh position in the points table. The race for the playoffs of both these teams is not over yet. But if any of these two teams want to make it to the top-4, then they will not only have to win most of their matches, but will also have to pray for the defeat of the teams present in the top-6. Now only a miracle can take Royal Challengers Bangalore to the playoffs.

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