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IPL 2023 Points Table
In the 39th match of IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans registered a resounding seven-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders. This was the sixth win in the eighth match for Hardik Pandya’s team. Also, Kolkata Knight Riders have suffered their sixth defeat in the 9th match. With this victory of Gujarat, Rajasthan Royals, captained by Sanju Samson, have suffered a big loss and the team has slipped from first to second place in the points table. Also, the road to the playoffs has become extremely difficult for KKR.
If we talk in terms of KKR, then to reach the playoffs, the team has to win at least 7 out of 14 matches. KKR has won only three matches so far. Of the remaining five matches, KKR may now have to win four to reach the 7-win mark or all to reach the playoffs. But according to the current form, it is now looking very difficult for KKR to do this. After this defeat, the team is definitely at the 7th position in the points table, but Mumbai, which is at the 8th position, has equal points in only 7 matches. That means Mumbai has played two matches less. Kolkata’s team can also come in the last two places after Sunday.
Amazing run of defending champions continues
If we talk about the defending champions Gujarat Titans, then this team has once again returned to its old form. The team has registered its fourth consecutive away win. The team was defeated against Rajasthan since then the team has been winning continuously. For this team, many match winners have emerged from Shubman Gill to Captain Hardik in the middle order, Vijay Shankar, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia in the lower order. In bowling, experienced players like Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami have done wonders, while Afghanistan’s young spinner Noor Ahmed has played well with Rashid.
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Points table after 39 matches of IPL 2023
What are the playoff equations?
The team of Gujarat Titans has won 6 out of eight matches. That is, if the team wins even two matches out of the remaining 6 matches, then its position will be strengthened. So Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings have won five matches each while playing 8 matches. These teams can qualify for the playoffs with three wins from the remaining 6 matches. RCB and Punjab have won four and lost four matches playing 8-8 matches. Both these teams may have to struggle hard. On the other hand, things will not be easy for Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad who have suffered 5-5 defeats. Five-time champions Mumbai Indians have won three out of 7 matches. If he has to stay in this race, he will have to come back in his second half. Otherwise only the current top teams can be seen in the playoffs.
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