IPL 2020 Playoffs: The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will have reached the half-way stage mark on Monday. All the teams have made their presence felt thus far with top-notch performances and are battling it hard in UAE to get themselves to the favorite half of the table.
CSK and KXIP, though, are two teams that haven’t fared up to the expectations, while Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have received laurels with the kind of fight that they have shown in the tournament.
In this article, we predict the top 4 teams which can make it to the IPL 2020 Playoffs:
IPL’s most successful team, Mumbai Indians are right at the top with 5 wins to their name in 7 games. The Men in Blue have been excellent in all departments and are playing to their reputation. The way they have played so far, it doesn’t look like there are any holes to fill. Whenever the team has been in trouble, someone has stepped up to the occasion and took the team over the line.
With as many as 7 games still to play, Rohit Sharma needs to win 4 games at the most to qualify for the playoffs. It won’t be a surprise if they become the first side to reach the IPL 2020 playoffs.
Ahead of the start of IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals were rated as one of the favorites to clinch this year’s IPL title. And, Shreyas Iyer and Boys have stood out to everyone’s expectation till now. Both their batting and bowling department is well aided with world-class players and has been performing well too. Much like Mumbai, Delhi Capitals doesn’t seem to have any problem in getting their combinations right.
A few more standout performances should make them reach the playoffs for the second consecutive time.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Unlike the last three seasons, RCB have made a strong start to the competition. The Red Army have registered some morale-boosting wins, courtesy of an all-round performance from the team. RCB have struck gold in the form of young Devdutt Padikkal. The Indian opener has set the foundation at the top of the order. The bowling too has proved a lot better than the previous years as RCB do look like having a very great chance of making it to the playoffs in IPL 2020.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have won just 2 games and are sitting at seventh in the table. Perhaps, nothing is going their way at the moment. But let’s not forget that CSK is the most consistent team in the history of IPL and has reached the playoffs in every season they have been part of. They have won the IPL title for as many as 3 times.
Also, given that the pitches are going to get slower and spinners are likely to get a lot of assistance going ahead, CSK could bounce back strongly in the tournament. It’s just a matter of a couple of wins and we know what MS Dhoni-led side can do in the tournament. We are backing CSK to reach IPL 2020 playoffs.