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IPL 2022 Playoff: After the victory of Delhi Capitals over Punjab Kings, the change of place of the rest of the teams in the points table does not mean that those teams are out of the race for the playoffs. picture left
IPL 2022 (IPL 2022) After the victory of Delhi Capitals over Punjab Kings on the evening of 16 May, now the playoff battle has become more exciting. The hope is still alive for all the teams except Mumbai and Chennai who were out of the race. But the real thing is that the ball Delhi Capitals (Delhi Capitals) is in his court. After defeating Punjab Kings, Delhi’s team has captured the fourth number in the points table. ie, Royal Challengers Bangalore (Royal Challengers Bangalore) Had to be out of the top four. Kolkata’s position has gone up to sixth, Punjab’s team’s seventh and Hyderabad’s eighth after Bangalore slipped to the fifth place. But the change of place in the points table does not mean that these teams are out of the race for the playoffs. The picture is still pending.
Delhi Capitals claimed the fourth position by defeating Punjab Kings. After 13 matches, this team has 14 points. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore, who dropped one place from its victory, also have 14 points in 13 matches. But there is a big difference in run rate between the two. Delhi’s run rate is in plus (0.255) while RCB’s run rate is in minus (-0.323).
RCB need more effort than Delhi
Now the question is what is the scene of these two teams in the playoff battle. So first of all, know with whom they have to play their last group match. Delhi has to play Mumbai Indians on 21st May and before that RCB has to face Gujarat Titans on 19th May. In the collision of both the teams, Delhi’s work is to go by only victory. But RCB have to improve their run rate with the win. Meaning he will have to beat Gujarat Titans with a difference of at least 80 runs or with 10 overs remaining.
What does the math of KKR, PBKS and SRH say?
Now just look at the possibilities of Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. In this, Punjab and Kolkata have 12 points in 13-13 matches. Whereas Hyderabad has played 12 matches and has 10 points. But, in all the three teams, only Kolkata’s run rate is in minus. Now in this situation, if the screw gets stuck at 14-14 points, then the advantage will be seen for Kolkata, which has to play its last group match on May 18 against Lucknow Super Giants. On the other hand, Punjab and Hyderabad will play their last group match against each other on 22 May.