IPL 2023: Playoffs Qualification Scenario For All Teams

Updated: 11 May 2023

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IPL 2023:Playoffs Qualification Scenario For All Teams: The IPL 2023 has reached the crucial stage of the tournament, and it is shaping up to be the most fiercely competitive edition in the history of the league. After Match 53, no team has secured a spot in the Playoffs, nor has any team been eliminated from the race.

Gujarat Titans currently sit at the top of the points table with 16 points, followed by CSK with 13 points and LSG with 11 points. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals are in the tenth position with 8 points from 10 games, and although their chances are slim, they still have a shot at making it to the Playoffs.

With 17 group stage matches remaining, it’s time to analyze the pending fixtures and evaluate the Playoffs qualification scenario for all ten teams in IPL 2023. Our analysis will begin by assessing the points earned by each team so far, before delving into the upcoming matches and predicting the qualification scenarios.

1.Gujarat Titans

PTS: 16 // M: 11 // NRR: +0.951

With an impressive 16 points from 11 games, the Gujarat Titans have replicated their performance from last year. While they haven’t secured their qualification for the Playoffs just yet, no team in IPL history has failed to qualify with 16 points. While it’s mathematically possible for six or more teams to finish with 16 or more points, a single win in their remaining games would guarantee GT’s spot in the Playoffs without any dependence on other results.

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2: Chennai Super Kings

PTS: 15 / M: 12 / NRR: +0.493

Chennai Super Kings hold a secure second place with 15 points from 15 games, and they are well-positioned to secure a playoff spot. They beat DC at Chepauk in the last match. They are set to play one home game against the KKR, and an away game against DC. Given their impressive home record, it’s likely that CSK will win both their remaining games, guaranteeing their place in the Playoffs. However, if they manage to win just one game, their qualification would depend on other results.

To secure their spot in this scenario, they would need to hope that three other teams do not accumulate 18 points or more, which could push them out of the Playoffs. Ultimately, CSK’s chances depend on their ability to win the remaining games and maintain their strong position in the points table.

3: Lucknow Super Giants

PTS: 11 // M: 11 // NRR: +0.294

The Lucknow Super Giants are currently in third place with 11 points from 11 games, but their path to the Playoffs is uncertain. To secure a confirmed spot, they must win all three remaining games, and if they lose, it shouldn’t be against MI.

In addition, they would have to hope that two of RR, PBKS, and RCB do not finish with 16 points, which could threaten their qualification scenario.

4.Rajasthan Royals

PTS: 10// M: 11 // NRR: +0.388

Rajasthan Royals’ chances of making it to the Playoffs in IPL 2023 took a hit after losing to SRH in their last game. With 10 points from 11 games, they face an uphill battle to qualify.

Winning all three of their remaining matches, However, it won’t be easy for them to achieve this feat and secure a place in the Playoffs.

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5.Kolkata Knight Riders

PTS: 10 // M: 11 // NRR: -0.079

KKR’s recent win against Punjab Kings in the IPL 2023 has kept their Playoffs hope alive. With 10 points from 11 games, they need to win all their remaining three matches to qualify.

However, their next three fixtures against RR, CSK, and LSG won’t be easy. Despite their
recent form, it seems unlikely that KKR will make it to the top 4. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see if they can pull off some upsets and secure a Playoffs spot.

6.Royal Challengers Bangalore

PTS: 10 // M: 11 // NRR: -0.345

RCB, seventh with 10 points from 11 games, need to play their best cricket to reach the Playoffs. They lost to MI in their last match and two tough away fixtures against, RR, and SRH could be challenging, and they must win all remaining matches. A win against GT is crucial to their hopes.

7.Punjab Kings

PTS:10// M:11// NRR:-0.441

Punjab Kings’ hopes for the IPL 2023 Playoffs were dealt a blow after their loss against KKR in their last game. They are currently sitting at 10 points from 11 games and face a challenging road ahead. To secure a spot in the Playoffs, they must win all three remaining matches, which includes two games against DC and one against RR. While it’s still possible, it’s a tough ask for Punjab Kings to achieve this feat.

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8.Mumbai Indians

PTS: 12 // M: 11 // NRR: -0.255

After beating RCB in a high-scoring chase MI is climb third place with 12 points from 11 games. Mumbai Indians face a challenging path to the Playoffs. To secure a spot, they will likely need to win at least two remaining games.

If MI can defeat LSG, it could mean elimination for LSG and a precarious position for RCB. However, if they lose two games, their negative NRR means they won’t qualify for the Playoffs. Overall, it’s a tough road ahead for Mumbai Indians, who will need to play their best cricket to make it to the top 4.

9.Sunrisers Hyderabad

PTS: 8// M: 10// NRR: -0.472

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win against RR has kept them in the hunt for the IPL 2023 playoffs. Currently, placed ninth with 8 points from 10 games, they still have a chance to qualify but would need to win all their remaining four games to reach 16 points. However, if they lose even one game, it would likely end their playoff hopes due to their negative net run rate.

10.Delhi Capitals

PTS: 8 // M: 11 // NRR: -0.529

Despite a shaky start with five consecutive losses, the Delhi Capitals have bounced back by winning four of their next five games. However, they currently sit at the bottom of the points table with 8 points from 11 games. After losing to CSK they ae out of the Playoffs race.

Their upcoming matches of DC are just will be a formality.

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