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IPL 2018 Playoffs: 5 Teams, 4 Matches, and 2 Spots, MI and RCB are the most like for the Playoffs

IPL 2018 Playoffs: 5 Teams, 4 Matches, and 2 Spots, MI and RCB are the most like for the Playoffs
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The league matches are in the last round of IPL-11. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings have confirmed their place in the playoffs. Whereas, for the remaining 2 spots, 5 teams have been roped in to play in the playoffs. In these 5 teams, only Kolkata Knight Riders are the only team who will enter straight in the playoff after winning the match. Whereas, the other 4 teams have to keep an eye on the victories as well as the results of the other.

Match 53: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

If Bengaluru wins in this match, then it will go straight to third place. After that, he will have to wait for the defeat of Kolkata Knight Riders against Hyderabad. After Kolkata’s victory, he will have to pray for Mumbai’s defeat against Delhi. The best run-rate in these five teams is the Mumbai’s run rate.

if Rajasthan wins, then it will reach at the fourth place in the Points tally. Rajasthan will also have to wait for Mumbai’s defeat because after the victory of Mumbai, the points of both the teams will be equal, but in the run-rate, Rajasthan will be far behind. Rajasthan’s victory will make Kolkata’s path more difficult.

Match 54: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Defeat in this match will not affect Hyderabad. They have already reached the playoff. But, winning the match will boost their points. At the same time, Kolkata will be in difficulties after losing against Sunrisers. After this, they will have to wait for Mumbai’s defeat.

Match 55: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians

This match will be a do or die match for Mumbai. Lose will be out them directly from the playoff. Whereas, winning will be most likely to reach the playoff. Mumbai have a better-run rate from Bengaluru, Rajasthan, and Punjab. So if they win the match then they will be in the playoffs.

Match 56: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

Punjab is in sixth place with 12 points in 13 matches. His net run rate is quite low, so there is less chance of him reaching the playoffs. To reach in the playoffs, Punjab will have to beat Chennai with a big margin. Also, they have to wait for Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata’s defeat in previous games.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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