IPL 2022: Rating teams based on their performance in the seventh week
Gujarat Titans sealed the playoffs spot in the past week.
Updated - May 14, 2022 11:48 am
The Week 7 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 got concluded with Punjab Kings (PBKS) securing a victory by 54 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The result of this fixture promises a tight finish in the last week of the ongoing season, with a total of seven teams playing for finding a spot in the second to the fourth position in the points table. The Gujarat Titans (GT) became the first team to qualify for the playoffs.
None of the teams who featured in two games could secure back-to-back victories in the past week and had average performances. Apart from RCB, Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals (RR) need another win to confirm their qualification to the playoffs. The teams like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will play for their respect in their remaining two league matches.
10. Sunrisers Hyderabad – 6/10
After sustaining two losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad made a great comeback by winning five games on the trot in the first half. However, they have again lost track and lost their four consecutive games. In the past week, they featured in only a single game against RCB.
The bowlers were average to concede a big score of 192. The most successful bowler for the team was Jagadeesha Suchith with two wickets to his name. The other bowlers proved to be expensive and could not be much effective in taking wickets.
In the batting department, both openers Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma perished for a duck. Although Rahul Tripathi scored a fifty and tried to stitch partnerships with Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran, all failed to last longer to reach the opposition’s score.