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IPL 2024 Playoffs Race Heats Up: Who Makes the Cut?

Rcb Vs Dc Match
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The race for the IPL 2024 playoffs is intense! While Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have secured their spots, five teams are battling for the remaining two. These teams are Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Delhi Capitals (DC), and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

  • SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): They have the highest chance (87.3%) to qualify, thanks to their two remaining matches. Winning both guarantees them a spot, and even a single win keeps them in good shape.

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK): The defending champions have a good shot (72.7%) with 14 points from 13 games. They need to beat RCB in their last match. Even if they lose, their superior Net Run Rate (NRR) might still see them through.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Their recent winning streak has boosted their chances (39.3%). They need to beat CSK to reach 14 points and then hope their NRR is better than the other contenders.

  • Delhi Capitals (DC) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG): Their chances are slim (0.7% and 0.2% respectively) due to a combination of points and NRR.

Since most teams have just one match left, NRR might be the deciding factor. Here’s what each team needs to consider:

  • CSK: They need a win against RCB or hope RCB’s win doesn’t significantly impact their NRR. They also benefit if SRH loses both their matches.

  • SRH: Winning both matches secures their spot. Even a loss in one match might be okay, but losing both puts pressure on their NRR.

  • RCB: They need a win against CSK and hope their NRR is better than the other contenders. They also benefit if SRH loses both their matches or LSG doesn’t win their last match by a big margin.

 

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