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What are the Playoffs Scenario for KKR, DC, RCB, and SRH in IPL 2020 season?

The defending champions, Mumbai Indians are the only team that has cemented its place in the playoffs of the IPL 2020 season, while Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab, and Rajasthan Royals are knocked out of this year’s cash-rich league tournament.

At the same time, four teams are still fighting to enter the second, third, and fourth positions of the IPL points table. Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad are four teams looking to occupy the last three spots in the points table.

Team Kolkata Knight Riders
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  • KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders have recently won their match against the Double R’s. Their 60 runs win against Rajasthan Royals have put an end to Steve Smith and his boys’ journey. As of now, KKR have climbed up to the fourth position on the points table. In this case, KKR will depend on Mumbai Indians for their qualification for the fourth position. If MI defeats the orange army in tomorrow’s match, then KKR will qualify. KKR has a net run rate of -0.214, so if the loser of the RCB Vs DC contest dents their net run rate, which is another possibility for KKR to qualify for the playoffs. If the two teams have the same net run rate, then the winner is decided by the team, which has picked up the most wickets per delivery. The fourth spot will be agreed with the result of the MI vs SRH match. If MI wins that game, KKR are through, and if SRH wins, then the orange army goes through.

 

  • DC – Delhi Capitals have lost four in their last four matches. This has made their qualification a bit tricky because they have lost the four games by a massive margin, and the net run rate has also taken a hit. In all the cases, they should win against RCB today; otherwise, they will also have to depend on MI for their qualification. DC needs to restrict RCB under 18 overs if they win the toss and opt to bowl first, and they need to chase the target under 18 overs, which will automatically improve their run rate and put them ahead of KKR.

 

  • RCB – The Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore will have a chance to be in the playoffs after their magnificent IPL 2016 season. In 2016, Kohli scored 973 runs in that single season with four centuries to his name. He single-handedly to the final. But they lost to SRH. Now again, the same thing can happen if RCB beats DC in today’s encounter. But if they lose, they can still make if MI wins against SRH tomorrow, and with that, they will need to keep their winning margin to particular runs or wickets. This will help RCB’s run-rate to go beyond KKR’’s. RCB will have to make sure that they restrict DC under 17.3 overs, and when they bowl first, RCB shouldn’t lose the match by 21 or more runs.

 

  • SRH – The orange army is still yet to play their last match against the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, tomorrow. Their wins against DC and RCB have kept their qualification hopes alive. Still, they will need to beat Mumbai Indians at Sharjah, and they still can qualify because they have a superior run-rate compared to the other teams. But the orange army will not have any second chance as the other three teams have. If they lose their last league game, then their IPL 2020 season is over.

 

Here is the IPL 2020 season Points table for the fans to know where the team stands at the moment. The points table has been updated after match number 54 of KKR Vs RR

Teams Matches Wins Losses Net Run Rate
Q – Mumbai Indians – 18 points 13 9 4 + 1.296
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 14 points 13 7 6 0.145
Delhi Capitals – 14 points 13 7 6 0.159
Kolkata Knight Riders – 14 points 14 7 7 0.214
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 12 points 13 6 7 + 0.555
Kings XI Punjab – 12 points 14 6 8 0.162
Chennai Super Kings – 12 points 14 6 8 0.455
Rajasthan Royals – 12 points 14 6 8 0.569

 

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