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Scenarios: Despite losing to Royals, Super Giants comfortably placed for playoffs

Rajasthan Royals: Mat 13, Pts 16, NRR 0.304
Remaining match: vs Chennai Tremendous Kings

A snug 24-run win towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants means Rajasthan Royals are virtually sure of qualifying for the playoffs. Solely 5 groups can now get to 16 or extra factors – Delhi Capitals play Punjab Kings, so solely one in all them can attain that tally – and Royals’ glorious web run fee (NRR) of 0.304, coupled with Royal Challengers Bangalore’s poor -0.323, means Royals are very nicely positioned. For them to drop under Royal Challengers, they should lose to Tremendous Kings by an enormous margin and Royal Challengers will want a giant win towards Gujarat Titans – the mixed margin of these two outcomes will must be round 160 runs. (If Royal Challengers win by 70, Royals might want to lose by round 90.)

In addition they play their final recreation after Royal Challengers, so they may know precisely what they should do to complete within the prime 4. The goal for Royals will now truly be to win their final recreation and end among the many prime two.

Lucknow Tremendous Giants: Mat 13, Pts 16, NRR 0.262
Remaining match: vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Of their final two matches, Tremendous Giants’ NRR has dropped from 0.703 to 0.262, because of losses in these video games by a mixed margin of 86 runs. Nevertheless, like Royals, Tremendous Giants are additionally comfortably positioned to qualify due to Royal Challengers’ poor NRR. For them to lose out on a playoffs spot, the mixed margin of their defeat and Royal Challengers’ win should be round 150 runs.

Like Royals, Tremendous Giants, too, have the possibility to complete among the many prime two. If each these groups win their final match, they may end on 18 factors every and NRR will determine who finishes second.

Delhi Capitals: Mat 12, Pts 12, NRR 0.210
Remaining matches: vs Kings, Mumbai Indians

With Royals additionally reaching 16 factors, there may be much less wriggle room for groups that are on the center of the desk. Delhi Capitals are nonetheless one of the best positioned amongst these groups, because of their glorious NRR of 0.210. In the event that they win their final two matches, they may undergo. Even when they lose a kind of matches and end on 14, they might nonetheless qualify if Kings and Royal Challengers do not attain 16, and if Knight Riders and Sunrisers do not win their final video games and go previous Capitals on run fee. The truth is, it’s nonetheless attainable for all these 5 groups to complete on 14 factors, preventing for the final playoff spot.

Punjab Kings: Mat 12, Pts 12, NRR 0.023
Remaining matches: vs Capitals, Hyderabad

Kings presently have an NRR of 0.023, which is decrease than Capitals’ 0.210 whom they play on Monday. In the event that they win that recreation and their final one towards Sunrisers, they may qualify.

In the event that they lose to Capitals, they should win their final recreation towards Sunrisers, after which hope that Capitals and Royal Challengers lose theirs. It is going to then come all the way down to NRR among the many groups on 14 factors.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mat 13, Pts 14, NRR -0.323
Remaining match: vs Gujarat Titans

Given their poor NRR, Royal Challengers will in all probability must win their final recreation to face an opportunity of qualification. In the event that they lose that, it’s extremely unlikely that they will survive the NRR battle towards the opposite group(s) on 14.

Even when they lose by only one run and Punjab Kings beat Capitals by a run, Punjab Kings should lose to Sunrisers by round 90 runs for his or her NRR to drop under that of Royal Challengers. Thus, a defeat towards Titans will successfully finish their qualification possibilities. A victory won’t be sufficient both, if Capitals or Punjab Kings additionally end on 16.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Mat 13, Pts 12, NRR 0.160
Remaining matches: vs Tremendous Giants

Knight Riders can attain a most of 14, which suggests they too should hope that no different group reaches 16. Their NRR of 0.160 is sort of wholesome; in the event that they rating 180 and win their final recreation by 25 runs, it’s going to enhance additional to 0.241, which suggests they are going to be within the hunt for the playoffs if not one of the different groups go as much as 16.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Mat 12, Pts 10, NRR -0.270
Remaining matches: vs Mumbai, Kings

Sunrisers should win their final two video games by huge margins, after which hope that no different group strikes as much as 16 factors. They’ll clearly stand a greater probability if Capitals lose each matches and keep on 12, and if Knight Riders lose their final recreation too.

If Sunrisers win their final two by 30 runs every, then their NRR will likely be -0.010. If Kings beat Capitals by a run and lose to Sunrisers by 30, their NRR will drop to -0.085 (assuming scores of 180 and 150).

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats

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