IPL Teams – Qualifyng Scenarios.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

They are on 12 points from 13 matches. Their last match is with Rajasthan Royals who are at the same position with an inferior net run rate. One has to make way for the other. If RCB wins and MI loses, they go through thanks to their superior net run rate.

Kings XI Punjab

They are on 12 points from 13 matches. Once sure to qualify, they are now as good as out of this year’s competition unless they produce a performance which breaks a few tough records. Their last match is with Chennai Super Kings which makes it a whole lot tougher.

Kolkata Knight Riders

They are on 14 points from 13 matches. They bettered their net run rate after the beating they took from MI. If not for that, they would have qualified. Considering their run rate, even if they lose closely, they would realistically go through if even one of RCB or MI loses.

Rajasthan Royals

They are on 12 points from 13 matches. Read RCB.

Mumbai Indians

They are on 12 points from 13 matches but their big wins from the last few games have seen their net run rate to be the best in this IPL at the moment. A win and they go through straight to the Qualifiers. A lose, they maybe banking on some matches but still has a very good chance.

A Fan’s Take

Qualifier 1 will be most probably between CSK and SRH.

Eliminator will be most probably between MI and KKR, though RCB has a really good chance too.

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