Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders… are the teams that have always performed well in IPL. Mumbai has won the title five times, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have become champion four times and Kolkata Knight Riders has achieved the distinction of becoming champion twice but these teams are in bad shape in IPL 2022. Mumbai Indians are in the last place, they have not got a single win. Chennai is at number 9 with only 4 points and Kolkata Knight Riders are in 8th place with 3 wins in 8 matches. Seeing such a condition of these three powerful teams, the question arises whether they can still qualify in the race for the playoffs (IPL 2022 Playoff Race)?
IPL 2022 Playoff: Can CSK still qualify for the playoffs? know full maths
Which team will make the playoffs first? Can Chennai Super Kings still reach the playoffs after 6 defeats? Are all hopes of Mumbai Indians gone? Also, what will happen to Kolkata Knight Riders? Which teams will enter the playoffs first? You will find the answer to these questions in this report. Know the complete maths of the IPL 2022 playoff.
Can CSK still qualify for the playoffs?
Chennai Super Kings’ performance this season has been disappointing. The team has won only 2 matches out of 8. After getting a crushing defeat from Punjab Kings on Monday, now the obstacles to this team reaching the playoffs have increased further. Chennai Super Kings, who scored 4 points, still have 6 more matches left. If Chennai wins all 6 matches then it can qualify. Even if he wins five matches, there will be chances of him reaching the playoffs but then the matter can be complicated in the net run rate. Let us tell you that Chennai Super Kings now have to play matches with Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans, and Rajasthan Royals.
Can Mumbai Indians reach the playoffs?
Mumbai Indians’ playoff hopes are almost over after losing 8 matches in a row. If this team reaches the playoffs now, then it will be a miracle. At present, Mumbai has 6 matches left and they have to win all these matches by a big margin. After this, Mumbai will also depend on the victory and defeat of other teams. But if the top 5 team reaches 14 points then Mumbai will be out.
How will Kolkata reach the playoffs?
Kolkata Knight Riders are at 8th position in the points table. The team has won 3 out of 8 matches and has 6 matches left. Kolkata has to win 5 out of 6 matches to reach the playoffs. If the team wins 4 matches, then the whole game will be on net run rate. Kolkata now has to play matches from Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Mumbai Indians.
Delhi has a chance to reach the playoffs
Delhi Capitals have won 3 out of 7 matches. There are 7 more matches left for this team. In such a situation, if this team gets 5 more wins, then Delhi will have 16 points and they will be able to qualify for the playoffs. Delhi can qualify even with 4 wins, but after that, the matter will again get stuck on the net run rate.
Punjab needs to win 4 out of 6 matches
Punjab Kings have 6 matches left. It has 8 points after beating Chennai. Now the team has to take on Lucknow, Gujarat, Rajasthan, RCB, Delhi Capitals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. If Punjab wins 4 more matches, then it will be decided to reach the playoffs.
RCB has to win 50% of their matches
RCB now needs just 3 wins and 6 matches to reach the playoffs. RCB currently has 10 points and three more wins will take them to 16 points. RCB now has to face Rajasthan, Gujarat Titans, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Titans.
What will happen to Lucknow Supergiants?
Lucknow Supergiants are close to reaching the playoffs in their very first season. The team is in fourth place with 10 points. This team has 6 matches left and KL Rahul’s team needs 3 wins to reach the playoffs.
Rajasthan-Hyderabad is also going to reach the playoffs!
Rajasthan and Hyderabad have collected 10-10 points by winning 5-5. Now Hyderabad has 7 matches left and they have to win 3 matches to reach the playoffs. On the other hand, Rajasthan also has to win only 3 out of 7 matches. Hyderabad now has to play matches from Gujarat, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi, RCB, KKR, Mumbai, and Punjab Kings. Rajasthan team has matches against RCB, Mumbai, KKR, Punjab Kings, Delhi, Lucknow, and Chennai.
Is Gujarat’s entry in the playoffs fixed?
The team of Gujarat is on top by winning 6 out of 7 matches. The team has to win only 2 more matches out of 7 and its place in the playoff will be confirmed. This team of Hardik Pandya will now face Hyderabad, Bangalore, Punjab, Mumbai, Lucknow, Chennai, and RCB.