A total of 61 matches have been played in IPL 2023 so far. Fans have witnessed neck-and-neck competition between the teams. Many times the trend of the match has turned to the last ball. Now the last week of the league stage is left, but the playoff picture is not completely clear yet.
Delhi Capitals have been out of the playoff race due to their poor performance in IPL 2023, while Gujarat Titans are currently on top of the points table with 16 points. Apart from this, the race to reach the playoffs among all the teams has become quite interesting.
Now, we will understand the complete equation of playoff easily.
Hardik Pandya’s team Gujarat Titans is at the top of the points table of IPL 2023 who won the title in their debut season last year. This season also, the Gujarat team is looking very impressive. The team needs just one win to reach the playoffs. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings are at the second position on the points table with 15 points.
The CSK team can qualify for the playoffs by winning their next match. Mumbai Indians have so far won 7 out of 12 matches and are currently at the third position on the points table with 14 points.
In such a situation, if Mumbai Indians have to qualify for the playoffs, then they will have to win both upcoming matches. If we talk about the Lucknow team, then this team needs to win its remaining two matches; then they will make into the playoffs. At present, the Lucknow team is at the fourth position on the points table with 13 points.
Along with this, after the top 4, from number five to eight, i.e. four teams have equal 12 points. At number five is RCB, with 12 points in 12 matches. RCB and Punjab Kings will have to win their remaining matches to reach the playoffs.
This season, Rajasthan Royals have scored 12 points in 13 matches. At the same time, KKR also has 12 points in 13 matches. Both these teams depend on the performance of other teams. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad is at number 9 in the points table, which has eight points in 11 matches; even if the team wins all its matches from here, the team can go up to 14 points.
In such a situation, it is believed that Hyderabad will be the second team to be eliminated from the playoffs. Delhi Capitals have eight points from 12 matches and are out of the playoff race.