IPL 2019 Playoff Scenarios – CSK, MI and DC qualified

HIGHLIGHTS
  • SRH lost against MI but still have the best chance to qualify for the playoffs
  • KKR, KXIP and RR are also in the race for qualification
  • CSK, DC and MI have already made it to the playoffs and just one final spot is remaining

Mumbai Indians on Thursday became the third team to qualify for the Indian Premier League 2019 playoffs after they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling Super Over eliminator at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

It was only the second Super Over played in the tournament this season after the Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders contest in April.

Mumbai Indians climbed to the second spot of the eight-team IPL 2019 points table. Rohit’s men now have 16 points from 13 matches and have a better Net Run Rate than third-placed Delhi Capitals, who along with Chennai Super Kings are in the playoffs as well.

There is still one spot remaining in the playoffs for which the remaining four teams will be fighting for. Royal Challengers Bangalore have already been knocked out so they are out of the race. SRH are in the best position to qualify as the final team.

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR REMAINING 4 TEAMS

For Sunrisers Hyderabad: Despite losing their last game against Mumbai Indians, SRH can still qualify if they win their final game based on Net Run-Rate (NRR). Even if they lose their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, their superior NRR should see them through to the top four.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: SRH need to win their final match.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Need to win both their remaining matches against Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. MI qualifying for the playoffs will help KKR’s cause as well.

Kings XI Punjab: They need to win both their remaining matches against. They will face Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings in their final two games.

Rajasthan Royals: For them to qualify, they need to win their last game against Delhi Capitals and then hope that SRH lose their remaining two games and KKR and KXIP win just one of their final two games.

Most points possible:
20-CSK
18-DC, MI
16-SRH
14-KKR, KXIP
13-RR

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