IPL 2018: Qualification Scenario for teams
As we get to the end of league stage in Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad have secured a place in qualifiers while other teams other than Delhi Daredevils are fighting for the remaining spot.
Mumbai Indians win over Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday made sure that Mumbai is still in the race.
The following are the scenarios for each team to grab the remaining 2 spots in this years IPL Qualifiers:
Kings XI Punjab
Punjab will have to win their last game, and hope that other results go their way. That includes Mumbai losing to Daredevils, Royals losing to Royal Challengers, who in turn should have lost to Sunrisers. Then Kings XI will have 14, while Mumbai, Royals and Royal Challengers will have 12 each.
Rajasthan Royalswill have to win their last game, and then hope that neither Mumbai nor Royal Challengers go on to 14. Knight Riders will then be assured of finishing ahead of Kings XI, but they could still miss out if they lose to Sunrisers, and if Mumbai and Royal Challengers finish on 14.
Mumbai keep their qualification hopes alive by beating Punjab in their second last game. If they beat Daredevils in their last game, they will have a great chance of making the playoffs, but even if they lose, they could still take fourth place on 12 points. For that to happen, Kings XI and Royals will both have to lose their last matches, and Royal Challengers will have to lose to Sunrisers.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengersmight have an outside chance of going past Mumbai on NRR if they manage another huge win like they did against Kings XI, but otherwise their best chance will be to win their last two games, get to 14, and then hope that Mumbai lose to Daredevils, or Knight Riders lose their last game and stay on 14.