IPL 2020 Playoffs: 3 Teams Set to Reach Playoffs, Fight Between These 4 Teams for Fourth Place
More than half the journey of IPL 2020 has been completed. The playoff battle will begin between some league stage matches. Given the current situation, three teams are scheduled to qualify. The real battle is number four, for which four teams are claiming. It will be interesting to see who wins the game in the end. Understand the complete mathematics of the points table.
The 13th season of Hotstar IPL is reaching the final stage. All the teams have played about 10-10 matches, now four matches are left, based on the result, the top 4 teams will be selected. Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Bangalore are certain to make it to the playoffs, given the current situation. These three teams are included in the Top 3, although the change in their points based on the matches ahead may change the position in the points table, all three will remain in the Top 3, this much is certain. Now the battle is on the fourth spot, which team will come, it will be interesting to see.
The battle between the four teams for fourth place has
made the playoff race interesting for Sunrisers Hyderabad by defeating Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets on Thursday. SRH has eight points with this win. Now, three teams – SRH, Kings XI Punjab, and RR – have eight each and are ranked fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively in the IPL 2020 points table. In addition, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently in fourth place with 10 points. However, there are still some matches left, in which case the team will get the fourth position, there will be a tough competition between these four franchises.
The one-on-one competition will be important
Besides, defending champions Mumbai will take on Chennai Super Kings on Friday. If this match becomes in the name of MI, Rohit Sharma will lead his team to number 1 due to his high net run rate (+1.2014 to Delhi’s 0.774). But if CSK wins this match then MI will have to depend on the results of the matches ahead to remain number one. Also, this weekend’s game between Hyderabad and Punjab will be an important competition for both teams as they have the same number of points. If KXIP wins the game, they will overtake SRH, and if the David Warner-led team wins the clash, they will extend their lead over KXIP.
Teams will have to take extra precautions
Overall, from now on, every match will be important for the bottom five teams. A defeat could break their dream of reaching the playoffs. In particular, KKR, SRH, KXIP, and RR will need to be extra cautious as they still have a good chance of making it to the knock-out round of IPL 2020. But CSK is sure to be out of the tournament unless some miracle happens.