A total of 63 matches have been played in IPL 2023 so far. But this time, the playoff battle seems to be quite exciting. Because the last week of the league matches is going on, only one team Gujarat Titans, qualified for the playoff round with 18 points.
While Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals are the two teams officially out of the playoff race. While the struggle for the playoffs is still going on among the 7 teams.
This season some controversial moments have also been seen among the players. The controversy between Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir and Naveen-ul-Haq during the LSG vs RCB match on May 1 became popular among the fans. There are chances of a clash between these two teams again in the playoff round if both teams win their remaining matches.
There were many uproars during the last match between RCB and Lucknow on May 1. This match saw a tremendous fight between fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq and Virat Kohli. Gautam Gambhir was also involved in this controversy. After this, all three players were fined by BCCI.
After a few days, Virat Kohli wrote a letter to the BCCI, mentioning that he didn’t abuse anyone. And also, Naveen told in an interview that he didn’t abuse anyone.
In such a situation, there will be a possibility that both players will not be seen arguing with each other again. That’s why both franchises also have to be careful.
The teams of Lucknow Supergiants and Rajasthan Royals are still in the race for the playoffs. LSG currently has 15 points, and RCB has 12 points in the points table. Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Faf du Plessis, is yet to play two more matches. If they manage to win both these matches. Then they will qualify for the playoffs. In such a situation, both teams can be seen facing each other in the qualifiers.