New Delhi: 60 matches of IPL 2022 have been completed. On Friday, Punjab Kings made a big reshuffle in the RCB trampled points table. Eighth-placed Punjab Kings jumped two places to revive their playoffs. At the same time, the challenge has increased for RCB. RCB may be in fourth place after winning 7 out of 13 matches but if they miss the next match then the team’s playoff maths could get messed up. Let’s know how Punjab Kings can make it to the playoffs …
How Punjab Kings can make it to the playoffs
Punjab Kings will have to beat Delhi Capitals on May 16 and Sun Risers Hyderabad on May 22 to make it to the playoffs. It will be challenging for Punjab to miss even a single match for the playoffs. The team has 12 points after 6 wins out of 12. After two wins, he will have 16 points. Along with this, the team will also have to maintain a better run rate. Punjab Kings can qualify for the playoffs if they register a thumping win in the next two matches.
However, the challenge of Punjab Kings will not be easy as Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Sun Risers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are also in the fray for 16 points. RR has 2, RCB has 1, DC has 2, SRH 3 and KKR have 2 matches left. In such a situation, Punjab Kings will have to depend on the performance of other teams as well.
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Punjab Kings can easily qualify for the playoffs after two wins – if Rajasthan Royals lose both matches. RCB lose their next match. Delhi Capitals won only one match out of two. Sun risers Hyderabad won only two out of 3 matches. KKR may win both the matches. However, the maths of the playoffs has become interesting, in such a situation it will be interesting to see how successful the Punjab Kings, once the number eight team, can make it to the playoffs.
first published:May 14, 2022, 7:19 a.m.