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Rajasthan Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 7 wickets in the second qualifier and reached the IPL final after 14 years.
Rajasthan Royals got success in reaching the IPL final after a long wait. Under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan made its move in the final of IPL 2022, where it will face Gujarat Titans. Rajasthan in qualifier two Ticket to the final after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore cut off Although Rajasthan had to play two matches in the playoff to reach the final, but if it is said that Rajasthan’s access to the final was decided on the same day that the team had secured a place in the playoff, then it will definitely be a bit surprising. . Will explain to you about it and from there it will also be understood that how Rajasthan has a chance to win the title like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Let’s start with the last league match of Rajasthan. This match was played on May 20 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Rajasthan competed with Chennai Super Kings. The same team, whose achievement Rajasthan has a chance to repeat. Rajasthan won that match by 5 wickets and secured 2 points and secured a place in the playoffs. Rajasthan had 18 points from 14 matches and was second in the table behind Gujarat Titans.
What is this whole matter?
Now this is where the whole game starts. Rajasthan Royals being in second place gave them a chance to play one more match despite losing the playoff, taking advantage of which the team reached the final. But even before playing in the playoffs, the team’s ticket to play in the IPL final was cut on 20 May. Now the mathematics or history behind it is something that will be surprising to know.
So the issue is that Rajasthan had secured the second position in the points table. Now the history of the last 11 seasons of IPL was that the second number team in the points table was reaching the final and it was successfully done in the 12th consecutive season.
Obviously this cannot be considered as a guarantee, but it has happened in the 12th consecutive season when the second number team in the points table has reached the final. For the first time this happened in the 2011 season. Then the second-ranked CSK had made it to the final. Since then, in every season the number two team is reaching the final and now Rajasthan has also retained it.
Rajasthan will do wonders like MI, CSK and KKR?
But this thing does not end here only, but the matter will end with the title. The history of the tournament is a witness that the teams have won the titles while staying at number two. Between 2011 and 2015, CSK, KKR and MI, who were at number two in a row, won the titles. Kolkata was second both times and won the title, while Mumbai did the same thing in 2013 and 2015. For the time being of CSK, the four-time champion team has done this wonder thrice (2011, 2018 and 2021). That is, the Royals of Rajasthan have a good chance to repeat it.