IPL 2024 Playoffs Qualification Scenarios for Each Team after GT vs KKR, Match 63 gets abandoned

KKR are the first team to qualify for the playoffs with 19 points in 13 games.

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GT vs KKR. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Teams are working extremely hard to guarantee a playoff spot as the Indian Premier League 2024 approaches its pivotal stage. Fans cannot get enough of the exciting scene unfolding in the first 62 matches. Eight games are scheduled, and the top three slots are up for grabs, thus every game is intense. Fans' excitement is at an all-time high as the competition heats up.

Here’s how the fate of teams stands after the 63rd game:

1. Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR vs MI. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are at the top of the points table with 19 points from 13 matches, winning nine. Despite their recent washed-out match against GT, their playoff qualification remains unaffected. They have secured a playoff spot and are now aiming for the top position.

2. Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Rajasthan Royals (RR) have played 12 matches, securing 16 points with a Net Run Rate of 0.349. Two games remain, against Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, on May 15 and May 19, 2024. Despite their strong position, RR's playoff qualification is uncertain, with three other contenders in the mix: Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). If LSG loses to DC on May 14, RR qualifies. Even if LSG wins, one victory will be enough for RR to advance to the playoffs. However, RR must not underestimate the challenge ahead and aim for wins in both matches to secure their playoff spot.

3. Chennai Super Kings 

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have strengthened their position after defeating RR in Match 61, keeping their playoff dreams alive. With seven wins in 13 matches, they possess 14 points. With only one game left, they need to clinch a victory to stay in the playoff race.

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4. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

SRH, having played 12 matches, have garnered 16 points with a commendable Net Run Rate of 0.406. With two matches remaining against Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings, slated for May 16 and 19, 2024, respectively, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, SRH aim to clinch victories to strengthen their playoff berth. Despite their current standing, securing one win from these two games should suffice to ensure their playoff qualification, considering their superior run rate compared to LSG's. Additionally, two wins could potentially propel them into contention for a top-two finish. Conversely, losses in both matches could endanger their playoff aspirations, potentially allowing CSK and RCB to surpass them in the standings based on Net Run Rate.

5. Royal Challengers Bengaluru

RCB vs DC. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

In their 13 matches so far, RCB have gathered 12 points with a Net Run Rate of 0.387. With one match remaining against Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on May 18, 2024, it's a crucial encounter for RCB. Even if they emerge victorious, their fate hinges on other results. They require SRH to lose both matches and LSG to drop at least one game. Regardless, RCB aim to defeat CSK (with a Net Run Rate of 0.528) by a significant margin to boost their Net Run Rate above CSK's. With favourable outcomes elsewhere, RCB stand a strong chance of playoff qualification, boasting a superior Net Run Rate compared to CSK.

6. Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

In 13 matches, DC have secured 12 points with a Net Run Rate of -0.482. Their final match against Lucknow Super Giants is scheduled at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, on May 14, 2024. DC's playoff hopes hinge on SRH facing substantial defeats in their last two matches, CSK defeating RCB, and LSG winning no more than one game while keeping their run rate below DC's. However, given their reliance on numerous challenging permutations and combinations, DC's chances appear slim.

7. Lucknow Super Giants

LSG ( Source: IPL )

LSG have played 12 matches, securing 12 points with a Net Run Rate of -0.769. They have two remaining fixtures against Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, both away matches scheduled at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, and Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on May 14 and 17, 2024, respectively. LSG face a challenging situation due to their low net run rate, necessitating victories in both matches to remain in contention. Even if they reach 16 points, they might still trail behind CSK and SRH with better net run rates. Surpassing Rajasthan Royals in run rate seems highly unlikely, diminishing LSG's playoff prospects.

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8. Gujarat Titans

GT vs CSK. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Gujarat Titans' playoff hopes have been dashed after their recent game against KKR was called off due to rain. Even if they win their last game of the season, they can only reach up to 13 points which is insufficient to secure a playoff spot.

9. Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians (MI), considered a strong contender before IPL 2024, have fallen short of expectations with only four wins in 13 matches, accumulating eight points. Their chances of advancing further in the league have diminished, especially after their recent defeat to KKR in Match 60, adding to their woes and leaving them desperate for a turnaround.

10. Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings. (Source -IPL/BCCI)
Punjab Kings. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) encountered numerous challenges after a promising start. With their captain missing for a considerable period and the top order failing to deliver consistently, they struggled to maintain momentum. As a result, they became the second team to exit the league, managing just four wins in 12 matches, totalling eight points.

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