IPL 2023 Playoffs Chances: Indian Premier League 2023 has already received its indomitable fame and support from millions of fans and cricket lovers. In the meantime, the tournament has reached its playoff stage. The IPL 2023 playoffs scenarios are quite unpredictable.
IPL teams & their chances for playoffs:
Chennai Super Kings:
IPL’s four-time champion Chennai Super Kings will have to win at least 2 of its 3 remaining games to officially fix their spot in the top two of the playoff. IPL 2023 Playoffs scenario says if the matches slip up, Chennai could also hardly make it for the playoffs with only 15 points, as the teams get placed immediately below them on the points table and will compete against each other the upcoming matches. However, such results also reduce the cut-off mark.
The defending champion Gujarat Titans have once again introduced themselves as the team to beat with an exclusive performance in the prior league stage. While they have lost three matches, all at their home ground, Hardik Pandya’s boys have reached the 16-point mark in 11 games. However, the Titans may have to go one step ahead and fix their playoff stand with a ninth win in this hard situation.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Royal Challengers Bangalore, like Rajasthan, finds itself with 10 points but four games in hand. Faf du Plessis and his mates can dream of a playoff spot if they get the job done over direct rivals in the first three of their remaining four matches.
Lucknow Super Giants:
While it made the playoffs smoothly last year, the LSG has endured a bumpy ride this season after winning only one of its previous five games. LSG can confirm qualification with three wins. Lucknow plays one game at home and two away, and it could miss out on the last four if it loses at least a single match, finishing with a maximum of 15 points.
Despite a largely lacklustre campaign, the Mumbai Indians are alive in the playoff race due to their batting depth. While a win over CSK could have boosted its chances, the five-time champion now finds itself in the thick of the competition, sharing the 10-point stack with three teams.
With four wins from here, MI can even target a top-two finish. Three wins could also hold it in good stead during the final lap. However, Rohit Sharma’s men must improve their NRR in case the playoffs boil down to that.
With 10 points and three games remaining, Sanju Samson’s men have been forced into an uphill task to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs. IPL’s 2023 playoff scenario says the Royals can take out their direct rivals to make the playoffs. Rajasthan faces Kolkata next before hosting Royal Challengers Bangalore, before closing its league stage away against the Punjab Kings. With three wins, the Royals would have ensured that at least three teams were out of the race.
With 10 points from as many matches, Punjab Kings shares similar concerns with RCB and MI. PBKS has two away games in Kolkata and Delhi before hosting RR and DC in Dharamsala, where it is yet to play a game this season. With three wins, PBKS can again find itself locked with at least three teams at 16 points, a mark where the NRR could be the separating factor.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has dramatically kept itself alive in the race after a stunning last-ball win over RR in Jaipur. SRH, like KKR, is one loss away from losing out on the playoff race. The 2016 winner can effectively be the party-pooper for LSG, MI, and RCB while setting itself up for a 16-point finish, beyond which the NRR calculations may decide the third and fourth spots on the standings.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
At best, Two-time winner KKR can reach 16 points with four wins in its remaining games. IPL 2023 Playoffs scenario says with its win over PBKS, KKR moved into a safer position in the mid-table muddle at 10 points. KKR still needs three wins in its remaining 3 matches to stay in contention for the Playoffs.
With eight points from 10 matches and a negative NRR, there are few realistic targets that the Delhi Capitals can aim for from here. A string of surprises may propel it to 16 points. However, DC must win big in all these games to improve its NRR.
The IPL 2023 Playoffs scenario is at its peak now. Each team will struggle hard to enlist their names in the playoff list at last.