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IPL 2023 qualification scenarios: Can PBKS still qualify for playoffs?

PBKS vs DC, IPL 2023
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Punjab Kings (PBKS) will tackle Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match quantity 66 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Dharamsala on Friday, Might 19. This would be the final league-stage recreation. for each groups within the match and a must-win encounter at that.

Punjab Kings have blown cold and hot in IPL 2023 in what has been one other disappointing 12 months for them. They started their marketing campaign on a formidable notice with shut wins over Kolkata Knight Riders (seven runs – D/L technique) and Rajasthan Royals (5 runs). Nevertheless, issues have largely gone downhill for them since then.

PBKS have solely gained two of their final six matches in IPL 2023. Some hopes had been raised of a revival once they beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by 31 runs within the away recreation. Nevertheless, of their final match, they went right down to the identical opponents by 15 runs on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Dharamsala. The loss dealt an enormous blow to their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs.

PBKS want a near-miracle to qualify for IPL 2023 playoffs

After 65 league matches in IPL 2023, Punjab Kings are eighth within the factors desk, with 12 factors from 13 video games. In addition they have a poor web run price of -0.308.

If Punjab beat Rajasthan of their final league match, they’ll end on 14 factors, however attributable to their inferior web price, it is going to be subsequent to not possible for them to complete within the prime 4 after the conclusion of the league stage.

To have even a slim likelihood of qualifying, PBKS might want to hammer RR by a mammoth margin after which hope that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) lose their final league video games by very massive margins, by such an extent that their web run charges fall under that of PBKS.

That does not sound like a practical risk although, at the least not within the case of RCB, who’ve a formidable web run price of +0.180. MI, then again, has a web run price of -0.128.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) can even end on 14 factors in the event that they beat Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) of their final league recreation on Might 20. Nevertheless, with a web run price of -0.256, they’re unlikely to maneuver into the highest 4 even with a giant win.

IPL 2023: Remaining league fixtures

Might 19: 66th Match Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium Dharamsala 7:30 PM IST

Might 20: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Tremendous Kings, 67th Match, Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, 3:30 PM (IST)

Might 20: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Tremendous Giants 68th Match Eden Gardens Kolkata 7:30 PM (IST)

Might 21: 69th Match Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Wankhede Stadium Mumbai 3:30 PM (IST)

Might 21: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans, seventieth Match, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, 7:30 PM (IST)

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Edited by Renin Wilben Albert

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