Four teams competing with one spot for grabs.
We are the Indian Premier League (IPLThe stakes in 2021 and the rest of the league stage matches are incredibly high. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have already blocked three of the four playoff spots, only one place is available and four teams are competing. Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are aiming for 4th place.
Forty-nine of the 56 league stage games planned were already played, cluttered, and the point table wasn’t any more complicated. Neither of these sides can score 16 points, so you will have to score the remaining fixtures and rely on other match results. So it’s interesting to see how the team managers get busy with the calculator and the rest of the game unfolds.
Meanwhile, let’s take a look at what each team needs to qualify for the IPL2021 playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Among the four competing teams Kolkata Knight Riders It will be placed in the optimum position. With six wins in 13 games, Eoin Morgan’s men after 49 games are in fourth place. To solidify their position, they must win the remaining league stage matches against the Rajasthan Royals. If they could, Mumbai Indians would be their only threat.
Nevertheless, KKR (+0.294) far exceeds MI (-0.453). Therefore, MI needs to win the next two games with a solid margin in order to dent the KKR plan. In particular, KKR, though complex, has a chance to qualify even if it loses to RR.
To achieve that, RR and MI must lose at least one of the remaining two games, and their net execution rate must be less than KKR. Punjab Kings also have to lose the last match against Chennai Super Kings. Even if KL Rahul’s men win, they shouldn’t get the glory by a big margin.
At this point, Rajasthan Royals He won 5 out of 12 games and finished 6th. Unlike KKR, those equations are very simple. The remaining two games will be played against KKR and MI. Therefore, RR does not have to worry about net run rates even if they win the next two games. However, things get complicated when even one fixture is lost.
Another defeat means that the RR will not collect more than 12 points. It’s very unlikely, but it could still be in the top four. If the first season champion has to lose one match, it must oppose MI. They advance their tally to 14 points, as if KKR beat them. Therefore, the RR needs to beat the KKR by a considerable margin in order to increase the net execution rate.
According to the equation, SRH needs to defeat MI significantly. CSK also needs to defeat PBKS in the final match. Even if the Punjab-based side wins, it must not overtake RR in terms of net run rate.
MICurrently holding the penultimate position, he will play Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the remaining two fixtures. Winning both of these games ends the hopes of RR and PBKS. As far as KKR is concerned, if you lose to the Royals, your MI will end. However, if KKR wins, MI must make sure that it wins the rest of the collision with a large margin.
This can be a daunting task, as KKR’s NRR is much better than MI (0.453). If MI loses one game, their campaign is even mathematically done and messed up. Both KKR and RR have a higher NNR than MI. At least one team is ahead of Mumbai when it comes to NRR, as both teams will play against each other.
NS KL Rahul-Leaders are least likely to pass. After all, they scored 10 points after 13 games, and unlike MI, RR, and KKR, Punjab can’t count up to 14 points. The rest of PBKS’league stage matches will face current tabletop Chennai Super Kings. Needless to say, Punjabs need to beat them by a considerable margin.
Well, that’s not enough. To put PBKS in the top four with 12 points, RR would have to beat KKR with a huge margin and lose a big margin to Mumbai. At the same time, Rohit Sharma’s subordinates also need to lose to SRH by a certain margin. However, these equations only work if the Punjab base side beats CSK.