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IPL2020 Playoff race wide open after CSK’s win over KKR

By Bet Barter

October 30, 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders lost the match to Chennai Super Kings on Thursday. KKR's defeat against CSK left the race even more tight for the first four spots.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Total matches played so far - 13

Points 12, NRR -0.467

Remaining matches: Rajasthan Royals

KKR still reaches the top four without net run rates coming into play. However, for this to happen, the results of the other teams have to work in their favor. In that case, KKR can become the fourth team in IPL 2020 playoff with 14 points.

Kings XI Punjab

Total Matches Played so far - 12

Points 12, NRR -0.049

Remaining matches: Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings

Kings XI Punjab still has two matches to play before the playoffs. If they win both their matches improve their current NRR of -0.049, no one can stop them from making the playoffs.

Rajasthan Royals

Total Matches Played so far - 12

Points 10, NRR -0.505

Remaining matches: Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders

The Rajasthan Royals are currently with a poor NRR of -0.505, so it will be best if they don't get into a run-rate battle with the other IPL teams.

Mumbai Indians

Total Matches Played so far - 12

Points 16, NRR 1.186

Remaining matches: Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad

With the defeat of KKR, Mumbai Indians have already qualified for the playoffs with 16 points. The maximum points other teams can get now is 16. MI has excellent NRR, which almost guarantees that they will be in the top two spots.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Total Matches Played so far - 12

Points 14, NRR 0.048

Remaining matches: Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals

With 14 points, RCB will qualify for the playoffs if they win one of their two remaining matches. But, if they lose both games, they can get eliminated if other teams on 14 points have higher NRR.

Delhi Capitals

Total Matches Played so far - 12

Points 14, NRR 0.030

Remaining matches: Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore

DC has the same situation as RCB. However, DC’s NRR is lower than the RCB. If they lose both their remaining games, KXIP will go past them on NRR. To be precise, DC will be eliminated if they lose their games.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Total Matches Played so far - 12

Points 10, NRR 0.396

Remaining matches: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians

For the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the calculation is easy. They need to win their two remaining games and hope for a favorable combination of results from the other teams in contention.

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