New Delhi. Talking about IPL 2021, 3 teams have qualified for the playoffs. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad team is out of this race. There is a battle between 4 teams for a place in the playoffs. MS Dhoni’s CSK, Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals and Virat Kohli-led RCB have made it to the playoffs. These three teams will now see a big battle to make it to the top-2. This is important because the top-2 team gets 2 chances to reach the final.
CSK and Delhi Capitals have 18-18 points in 12-12 matches. But on the basis of run rate, CSK team is on top. CSK are yet to play matches against Delhi and Punjab Kings. In such a situation, the battle between Delhi and CSK will decide to a great extent which team will be at number-1. Delhi has to face Royal Challengers Bangalore in another match. In such a situation, Virat Kohli would also like to beat Pant’s team.
RCB have 16 points
Talk about RCB, they have 16 points in 12 matches. That is, 2 less than Delhi and CSK. He has to face Delhi and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the remaining match. If the team wins both the matches, then there will be a possibility of reaching the top-2. However, RCB’s run rate is the worst when it comes to top-3 teams. So he has to keep an eye on this too. The teams of RCB and Delhi Capitals have not won the IPL title so far. CSK team has become champion 3 times.
In this way the top-2 team gets the advantage
The teams in the top-2 in the table meet in Qualifier-1. The team that wins this match reaches the final. Whereas the losing team has one more chance. In the Eliminator, there is a match between the number-3 and number-4 teams. The team winning this match plays against the team losing in Qualifier-1 in Qualifier-2. For this reason being on top-2 in IPL is of great importance. In 2020, the Delhi team lost to Mumbai in Qualifier-1. But the team had made it to the final by winning the Qualifier-2 match. However, he was once again defeated by Mumbai in the final.