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IPL 2024 Playoffs Race: Qualification Scenarios of All Teams After LSG vs DC

IPL 2024 | After LSG vs DC, 5 teams are fighting for 2 playoffs spots. Here are the qualification scenarios.

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Following Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) 19-run loss to Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday, 14 May, Rajasthan Royals (RR) became the second team to qualify for the playoffs joining Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). 

Here's how the points table looks after the 64th match:

IPL 2024 | After LSG vs DC, 5 teams are fighting for 2 playoffs spots. Here are the qualification scenarios.

IPL 2024 Points Table – As it stands

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With six matches remaining in the group stage, and two spots left, five teams are now competing for a playoff berth. Let us have a look at the qualification scenarios of all teams:

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Kolkata Knight Riders – 19 Points (NRR: +1.428)

IPL 2024 | After LSG vs DC, 5 teams are fighting for 2 playoffs spots. Here are the qualification scenarios.

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  • Remaining Match

Rajasthan Royals – 19 May

  • Qualification Scenario

Irrespective of the outcome of KKR's last match against Rajasthan Royals, it is confirmed that they will play in the Qualifier 1, as only one other team (RR) can trump them on points.

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Rajasthan Royals – 16 Points (NRR: +0.349)

  • Remaining Matches

Punjab Kings – 15 May

Kolkata Knight Riders – 19 May

Qualification Scenarios

  • If they win both matches

With DC defeating LSG in what was their last group-stage game, Rajasthan Royals have earned a spot in the playoffs. However, their participation in Qualifier 1 will depend their remaining two games and on SRH’s results in their last two matches, too.

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Chennai Super Kings – 14 Points (NRR: +0.528)

IPL 2024 | After LSG vs DC, 5 teams are fighting for 2 playoffs spots. Here are the qualification scenarios.
  • Remaining Match

Royal Challengers Bengaluru – 18 May

Qualification Scenarios

  • If they win

If CSK win, they will get to 16 points. Owing to their healthy NRR, 16 points should be enough to qualify for the playoffs, unless SRH also get to 16 points.

  • If they lose

If CSK lose to RCB, they will need help from other teams to qualify. First, they need to lose by a small margin to stay ahead of RCB in Net Run Rate. Then, they have to hope that SRH loses their last two games and finishes behind CSK on run rate. If that happens, both CSK and RCB will qualify.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad – 14 Points (NRR: +0.406)

IPL 2024 | After LSG vs DC, 5 teams are fighting for 2 playoffs spots. Here are the qualification scenarios.

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  • Remaining Matches

Gujarat Titans – 16 May

Punjab Kings – 19 May

Qualification Scenarios

  • If they win both

If SRH win both of their last two matches, they will finish with 18 points and a place in the playoffs will be assured. They might also play in the Qualifier 1, depending on Rajasthan’s results.

  • If they win one

If SRH win one of their remaining couple of fixtures, they are still likely to qualify for the playoffs, unless CSK beat RCB.

  • If they lose both

Should SRH not win a match from here onwards, they will have to hope for CSK to win over RCB.

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Delhi Capitals – 14 Points (NRR: -0.377)

IPL 2024 | After LSG vs DC, 5 teams are fighting for 2 playoffs spots. Here are the qualification scenarios.

Qualification Scenario

Delhi Capitals won their last group stage match by 19 runs against Lucknow Super Giants in Delhi. This victory keeps them in the running for a top-four finish, but realistically, it's a long shot because their Net Run Rate (NRR) is really low. To have any chance of advancing, Delhi Capitals need Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to lose their remaining two matches by a total of 194 runs (while chasing 200 each time) so that Delhi can surpass them on NRR.

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru – 12 Points (NRR: +0.387)

  • Remaining Match

Chennai Super Kings – 18 May

Qualification Scenario

  • If they win

Not only will RCB need to win against CSK, but they need to close the NRR gap by approximately chasing a 200-run target in 18.1 overs, or getting an 18-run victory if they are batting first and getting the same score. If they are successful in doing so, RCB will have to hope that LSG don’t win their last match, too.

  • If they lose

Curtains to the campaign.

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Lucknow Super Giants – 12 Points (NRR: -0.787)

IPL 2024 | After LSG vs DC, 5 teams are fighting for 2 playoffs spots. Here are the qualification scenarios.

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  • Remaining Matches

Mumbai Indians – 17 May

Qualification Scenarios

After losing to DC by 19 runs, LSG's chances of making it to the playoffs are almost zero because of their low Net Run Rate (NRR). Even if they win their last group stage match against Mumbai Indians, they'll still rely on other teams' results. So, the likelihood of LSG qualifying for the IPL playoffs is very slim.

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Gujarat Titans – 11 Points (NRR: -1.063)

  • Remaining Match

Sunrisers Hyderabad – 16 May

  • Qualification Scenarios

Gujarat Titans can only reach 13 points, and hence, they are now officially eliminated.

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Mumbai Indians – 8 Points (NRR: -0.271)

  • Remaining Match

Lucknow Super Giants – 17 May

  • Qualification Scenario

They are already out of the race.

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Punjab Kings – 8 Points (NRR: -0.423)

  • Remaining Matches

Rajasthan Royals – 15 May

Sunrisers Hyderabad – 19 May

  • Qualification Scenario

Like Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings are also already out of the race, but can attain imaginary brownie points by helping out other teams.

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