IPL 2024 Playoffs
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IPL 2024 Playoffs: How CSK and RCB Can Qualify; Scenarios Explained. This is the first time in the Indian Premier League history that after 59 matches (out of 70) no team is yet to qualify for the playoffs. Mumbai Indians are the first team to be eliminated from IPL 2024 and PBKS has been knocked out. Table topper KKR and RR are in a comfortable position to qualify.

With a huge win over the Lucknow Super Giants, SRH has boosted their playoff chances. They have two games remaining—against GT and PBKS. —SRH will aim to claim four points from those two games. If they win even one game, then the Pat Cummins-led team will seal a playoff spot. A loss in either of the two matches will mean they will have to depend on other teams’ results.

Now all 6 teams are left with 2 league matches each, barring the top two teams – Kolkata and Rajasthan – it is now a level playing field for the other six teams vying for the 3rd and 4th playoff spot. The remaining 6 teams are still in the race for the top four spots. This article will explain the possible scenarios for CSK, and RCB.

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IPL 2024 Playoff Scenarios For CSK

Remaining matches-

The Super Kings are currently fourth in the points table with 12 points from as many games but the defeat against GT on Friday has added dollops of pressure on them

Four losses in their last six matches have put Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai Super Kings in trouble with plenty to do to ensure a place in the top four. However, wins in their two remaining matches will certainly ensure qualification, since their net run rate is still a healthy 0.491 despite their 35-run loss to Gujarat Titans. CSK’s defeat against GT lost their advantage over LSG and DC.

Super Kings will have to face Rajasthan Royals in their next game on Sunday at home. It will be a tough task for CSK to beat Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals, who are in red-hot form. If they lose that, they could be knocked out as Royals, Riders, Sunrisers and one of the Capitals or Giants can all finish on 16 or more points. CSK’s last league match will be with Virat Kohli-inspired RCB, who are currently on a four-match winning streak.

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IPL 2024 Playoff Scenarios For RCB

Remaining matches-

RCB registered their 4th successive win of the IPL 2024 campaign, beating Punjab Kings by 60 runs on May 9th. The result helped RCB keep their chances for a playoff spot. With two more games to play in the campaign’s league stage, RCB remains alive in the contest, but not all is in their hands.

Bengaluru will play their second last league stage match will DC at home. They must register a win over DC to boost their chances for the last four spot. RCB has to play their last league match vs CSK. A loss for either CSK or RCB will benefit other teams like DC and LSG. Though Bengaluru to secure a top 4 spot, the scenario isn’t the easiest.