7. Sunrisers Hyderabad

At last, we have Sunrisers Hyderabad, whose qualification chances are close to null. Not only, does Kane Williamson’s team needs to win their remaining two games, but they also need many other factors to go in their favour. The likes of DC, RCB, KKR, and PBKS must lose their remaining games to give SRH a chance.

6. Punjab Kings

PBKS’ situation is even worst as they are equal to KKR in terms of points but way behind as far as NRR is concerned. Hence, only mathematically, they can qualify for the next stage. Firstly, they would need RCB, DC, KKR, and SRH to lose their remaining games. If KKR and SRH take their points tally to 14, PBKS must have a higher NRR than them, which doesn’t seem possible.

5. Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knight Riders are in a spot of bother, having 12 points in 13 outings. Firstly, Shreyas Iyer’s team would need both RCB and DC to lose their fixtures. Then, they must defeat Lucknow Super Giants by a massive margin in their remaining game to pip the other teams in contention in terms of net run rate. They also need to keep an eye on the match results of SRH and PBKS.

4. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Now, RCB need more than a victory to go through. They are equal to DC in terms of points and matches played but as mentioned above, their NRR is on the lower side. Hence, if the Capitals win their remaining fixture, Faf du Plessis’ team would need to beat table-toppers Gujarat Titans by a jaw-dropping margin in their final fixture to go through.

3. Delhi Capitals

DC have blown hot and cold this season as they currently occupy the fourth place in the team standings with seven wins in 13 games. Fortunately for them, they pretty much have matters in their own hands. As their NRR (+0.255) is way higher than that of RCB (-0.323). Notably, even a defeat won’t entirely push DC out of the playoff race. However, they would need RCB to lose their remaining fixture.

2. Lucknow Super Giants

Just like RR, LSG have also won eight of their 13 fixtures so far and have 16 points. As their NRR (+0.262) is lower than that of Rajasthan, KL Rahul’s men are third in the team standings. Their remaining fixture is against Kolkata Knight Riders and a victory would surely secure them a place in the next stage. Even if they lose, they must make sure their net run rate doesn’t deteriorate much.

1. Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals are all but through to the playoffs. With eight victories in 13 outings, the Men in Pink currently have 16 points. Their remaining league-stage game is against Chennai Super Kings and a victory would officially secure them a berth in the next stage. Even a defeat isn’t likely to push them out of the final four as their net run rate of +0.304 is second best in the competition.