IPL Playoff: Chennai, Rajasthan, Hyderabad… Who will be in the top 2, who will benefit from Punjab's victory?

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals and fans of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings rejoiced. IPL 2024 is now in that phase when the victory of one team is giving happiness or sorrow to the other team. Now take the victory of Punjab Kings only. However, this victory did not make any significant difference to his health. Even after this victory, he is at ninth position in the points table. But his victory has made the battle for top-2 very interesting. Let us know how.

Rajasthan Royals: 16 points in 13 matches, net run rate 0.273
Derailed Rajasthan Royals had to face their fourth consecutive defeat on Wednesday night. However, even before this defeat, it had already made it to the playoffs. Currently they have 16 points in 13 matches. Rajasthan now has to play only Kolkata Knight Riders in the league round. If Rajasthan team wins then it will get 18 points. But despite this, his place in the top-2 cannot be considered confirmed. Sunrisers Hyderabad can challenge them.

IPL Point Table: Punjab made the battle of points table interesting, not only Rajasthan Royals but also Mumbai Indians are trapped.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 14 points in 12 matches, net run rate 0.406
Punjab's victory is good news for Sunrisers Hyderabad. With this it was decided that Rajasthan Royals would not be able to progress beyond 18 points. Talking about SRH, it still has 2 matches left. If it wins both these matches then it can reach 18 points. If this happens, then due to better runner net, it can leave Rajasthan behind and reach second place (by getting 18 points). There will be a Qualifier-1 match between the top-2 teams. Hyderabad still has to play Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings in the league stage.

Chennai Super Kings: 14 points in 13 matches, net run rate 0.528
With Punjab's victory, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) also have a chance to be in the top-2. CSK still has to play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the league stage. If Chennai wins then it will have 16 points. In terms of net run rate, it is better than both Rajasthan and Hyderabad. In such a situation, if Rajasthan loses its last match and Hyderabad loses one of its two matches, then these three teams will have 16 points each. If this happens then Chennai Super Kings will make it to the top-2 with better run rate.

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