IPL Points Table: Rain became ‘luck factor’ for CSK-LSG, on the threshold of GT playoffs, understand the mathematics of points table


Gujarat is just one win away from the playoffs.
A tough fight is visible in Rajasthan and Mumbai.

New Delhi. The 16th season of IPL (IPL 2023) is getting closer to the playoffs. With this, a rapid reshuffle was seen in the points table after every match. After which every match is similar to do or die situation for all the teams. Once again a great performance was seen from the winning team of IPL 2022. Hardik Pandya and company will be ready to enter the playoffs by registering a win against Mumbai today itself. On the other hand, the Rajasthan team will pray for the defeat of Mumbai.

Teams will need more than 16 points to qualify in the playoffs, while the doors of the playoffs will be closed for teams having less than 14 points. Gujarat is at the top of the points table with 16 points and the team has to win only one out of 3 matches to enter the playoffs. On Thursday, Rajasthan achieved the target of 150 runs for KKR by 9 wickets with 41 balls to spare. After which Sanju Samson’s team beat Mumbai with a better run rate and secured a place in the top-3. But if it defeats Mumbai-Gujarat, it will return to its place. On the other hand, if Gujarat wins, it will be the first team to reach the playoffs.

Lucknow-CSK got the benefit of rain

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All the teams seem to be struggling to reach the playoffs. But the team of Lucknow and CSK got the benefit of rain. The match between the two teams on May 3 proved to be inconclusive due to rain. After which the points were distributed equally to both the teams. CSK’s team is in the top-3 with 15 points after playing 12 matches. Dhoni & Co. need one win out of 2 for the playoffs. While Lucknow has yet to play 3 matches. In these, every match will be a do or die situation for the team. The team will have to win all the matches with a better run rate. If Lucknow loses a match, then KL Rahul may have to depend on the results of other teams.

Tags: Hardik Pandya, IPL 2023, ms dhoni, Rohit sharma

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