Chennai Tremendous Kings are nonetheless not assured of a spot within the IPL 2023 playoffs.© BCCI/IPL
The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings are in a superb place within the IPL 2023 factors desk. Going into their final league section sport towards Delhi Capitals in an away fixture on Saturday, they’re positioned second with 15 factors from 13 video games. They’ve a wholesome run-rate of +0.381. A win towards DC will see them qualify for the playoffs. Nevertheless, in case of a loss issues would possibly get difficult for the four-time champions. In that state of affairs, a qualification to the play-offs is probably not a certainty if another outcomes do not go their manner.
Here is how that may occur:
If CSK lose to DC, and the third-placed Lucknow Tremendous Giants (at present on 15 factors, 13 video games) beat Kolkata Knight Riders within the second match of Saturday, the Krunal Pandya-led LSG will advance. CSK will then must observe these two matches intently – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians vs SunRisers Hyderabad.
If MI (14 factors, 13 video games) and RCB (14 factors, 13 video games) win their respective video games, each of them will transfer to 16 (one level greater than CSK, in case Dhoni’s workforce loses their sport vs DC). In that case CSK will likely be out of top-4.
There’s one other state of affairs by which CSK can exit:
# Each LSG and CSK lose their respective video games however the former lose by a smaller margin. There’s not a lot distinction between CSK’s present NRR +0.381 and LSG’s NRR +0.304. In case LSG lose by a smaller margin they is likely to be better-placed than CSK because of having a greater run-rate.
# After that if MI and RCB win their video games, CSK will likely be out of prime 4.
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