How can Punjab Kings qualify for Playoffs?


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IPL 2022 Playoff Race: Punjab Kings on verge of EXIT, what do Mayank Agarwal & Co need to keep PLAYOFF hopes alive? Check all scenarios

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Where do PBKS currently stand? – Currently, PBKS are eighth in the standings with 10 points to their name in 11 matches. PBKS still have three matches in their hands and will have their fate in their own hands. They will need to win their final three matches while a defeat in any one of those will see them get eliminated.

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Who do PBKS face in the final week of league season? – PBKS face rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Capitals (DC). All the three teams are vying for a place in the final four. But a defeat against any of those teams will make end their journey.

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If they do manage to win all their three matches, they will be in the race to qualify. But they will still have to depend on RCB to lose their game against Gujarat Titans.

IPL 2022 Playoff Race: Punjab Kings on verge of EXIT, what do Mayank Agarwal & Co need to keep PLAYOFF hopes alive? Check all scenarios

IPL 2022 Points Table after MI beat CSK Highlights:

Pos Teams Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts NRR
1 Gujarat Titans (Q) 12 9 3 18 0.376
2 Lucknow Super Giants 12 8 4 16 0.385
3 Rajasthan Royals 12 7 5 14 0.228
4 Royal Challengers Bangalore 12 7 5 14 -0.115
5 Delhi Capitals 12 6 6 12 0.210
6 Sunrisers Hyderabad 11 5 6 10 -0.031
7 Kolkata Knight Riders 12 5 7 10 -0.057
8 Punjab Kings 11 5 6 10 -0.231
9 Chennai Super Kings 12 4 8 8 -0.181
10 Mumbai Indians 12 3 9 6 -0.613

 

Who are PBKS’s direct opponents for playoff berth?- PBKS will have to battle out a string of teams to make the playoff with DC, SRH, RCB, RR, and KKR still in reckoning. RCB and RR are in pole position for the playoffs. If PBKS do manage to put a string of results and win their remaining three matches they will stand a chance of qualification.

How can PBKS qualify for Playoffs?

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Scenario 1: Win all three matches (16 points)

  • A win in all three matches for PBKS will see them on 16 points.
  • If RCB beat GT, PBKS and RCB will be tied on 16 points with the NRR becoming the tie-breaker.
  • PBKS winning against RCB, DC and SRH will see the DC and SRH knocked out.
  • RCB and RR need to lose at least one of their remaining two matches while one of those team needs a poor net run rate (NRR) than PBKS.
  • PBKS need to beat SRH in the head-to-head encounter while SRH need to lose one of their remaining other two matches, which will propel them to 14 points or less.
  • KKR and CSK wins will be academic if PBKS win all their three remaining matches

IPL 2022 Playoff Race: Punjab Kings on verge of EXIT, what do Mayank Agarwal & Co need to keep PLAYOFF hopes alive? Check all scenarios

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Scenario 2: PBKS lose to RCB but win against DC and SRH (14 points)

  • If PBKS lose to RCB, they can achieve a maximum point of 14 points.
  • In this situation RR should lose both their matches against LSG and CSK by big margins so that their NRR is badly hit.
  • KKR should lose one of their two matches or should have a worse NRR even if they win their both matches.
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Scenario 3: PBKS beat RCB but lose against DC or SRH (14 points)

  • If PBKS lose to RCB, Faf du Plessis & Co will be firm favourites to qualify.
  • RR should lose both their matches by big margin and have a worse NRR
  • SRH should lose at least one more match including PBKS
  • PBKS’ win against DC will condemn them to elimination
  • KKR should lose one of their two matches or should have a worse NRR even if they win their both matches

Two defeats will see PBKS get eliminated from IPL 2022 Playoff Race. 

IPL 2022 Playoff Race: Punjab Kings on verge of EXIT, what do Mayank Agarwal & Co need to keep PLAYOFF hopes alive? Check all scenarios

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