IPL 2018: Qualifier 1, SRH vs CSK - Who will qualify for the final if the game gets washed out?

IPL 2018: Qualifier 1, SRH vs CSK – Who will qualify for the final if the game gets washed out?

The Qualifier 1 is all set to take place on 22nd May.

Shikhar Dhawan
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Shikhar Dhawan in action. (Photo by IANS)

After all the hullabaloo surrounding the qualifying teams in the round-robin stage, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is finally into the playoffs. Four matches will be played from now onwards and decide the winners of the eleventh edition of cash rich-tournament. The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be pitted against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Qualifier 1.

The contest will be held at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The winner of the match will directly progress to the Final. However, SRH will be announced as the first team to qualify for the final showdown, provided rain plays spoilsport and the match gets abandoned. The Sunrisers finished with a higher Net Run Rate than MS Dhoni’s men, based on which they will be the winners.

Impressive run for both teams

Chennai commenced their campaign on an impressive note and brushed aside their opponents with sheer disdain. They played their first game versus the Mumbai Indians (MI) and turned over the hosts. Thereafter, they didn’t look back and surged ahead in the tournament. They stuttered in the middle phase of their endeavour but somehow managed to cling on to the second spot.

SRH, on the other end, began their journey with some thumping victories. The Orange Army became the first team to qualify for the playoffs with three of their 14 matches remaining. They annihilated the Delhi Daredevils (DD) and progressed to the next round. However, they lost their last three league matches and aren’t in the best of form heading into the playoffs.

Kane Williamson’s men need to bring forth their A-game against CSK in order to move into the Final. They also lost their last two matches versus the Yellow Army and will be in for a stern test in order to give Chennai a run for their money.

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