After 65 matches in the 15th season, Gujarat Titans are yet to qualify for the IPL 2022 play-offs. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants have 16-16 points, just one win away from the playoffs. Lucknow will play their next match today against Kolkata Knight Riders and will be the second team to win the playoffs. Rajasthan is also on the threshold of playoff.
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Interestingly, there is now a triple fight for the fourth place in the playoffs. Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and KKR are facing each other for the fourth position. Delhi and Bangalore have the same scores. But after the win against Punjab Kings, Delhi’s net run rate has gone up to +0.255 and Bangalore’s -0.323, so Delhi have a big chance of making it to the play-offs.
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Delhi won their final match against Mumbai Indians and if Bangalore and KKR lose, Delhi will get a ticket to the play-offs. Kolkata are sixth in the table with 12 points from 13 matches and if the team wins the match against Lucknow by a huge margin, it will have to rely on the results of other matches for the play-offs. What goes in KKR’s favor is their positive net run rate. However, if they lose to Lucknow today, Kolkata will have to pack their bags and go home.
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Apart from this, two-time IPL runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore are awaiting the play-off. Faf du Plessis’ RCB team not only need to win their last league match but also need to win by a huge margin. Bangalore’s net run rate is negative. So Delhi and Kolkata have a chance to play in the playoffs.
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The results of Delhi and KKR matches will also be important for Bengaluru. If Delhi wins the final league match then RCB’s game will be over. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see which team will now come at number four in the IPL playoffs.