IPL 2022 Playoff Scenario The race for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 playoffs has become a lot of fun. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants have qualified for the playoffs, while Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are out of the race. Today the match is to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans. It is a do or die match for RCB, and if RCB register a win, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings will be officially out of the race for the playoffs.
However, it is important for RCB not only to win matches, but also to improve their net run rate. Apart from this, after the victory, RCB will also have to keep an eye on the result of the match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians to be held on May 21.
Why Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings will be out in RCB defeat?
In fact, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants have reached the playoffs with 20 and 18 points respectively. Rajasthan Royals have 16 points in their account, while RCB and Delhi Capitals have 14 points each. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings currently have 12 points each in their account and both the teams have one match each. Even if both the teams win their last league match, then their total points will be 14-14 and if RCB wins this match then they will have 16 points in their account. This means Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings will be officially out of the race for the playoffs and the battle for the fourth spot will be between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals and RCB.
What is the condition of Delhi Capitals?
Delhi Capitals and RCB may have only 14-14 points, but Delhi Capitals is far ahead in terms of net run rate. In such a situation, if RCB wins today against Gujarat Titans, and then Delhi Capitals also beats Mumbai Indians, then the chances of Delhi going to the playoffs will be high.