The IPL 2023 is entering its business end of the tournament with all the teams having played 10 matches each at least. 53 matches have been concluded, as of May 8th.
In this article, we discuss the playoffs qualification scenario of each team in IPL 2023:
Gujarat Titans – 11 matches, 8 wins, 16 points
Gujarat already have one foot in the playoffs and now they aim for a top-of-the-table finish. They are all but certain to qualify for playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings – 12 matches, 7 wins, 1 washout, 15 points
With 15 points in the bag with 2 matches still left, CSK have almost reached the playoffs and have a 98 percent chance of finishing in the top 4. They will now be eyeing a top 2 finish.
Lucknow Super Giants – 11 matches, 5 wins, 1 washout, 11 points
LSG need to win at least 2 matches to make a strong case for a playoff spot. 3 wins in 3 games will certainly get them a playoff berth.
Rajasthan Royals – 11 matches, 5 wins, 10 points
RR have slipped in recent games, but still remain strongly in playoff contention. Since they have the best NRR of all teams at 10 points, they need to win all their 3 remaining matches and that will likely take them in the playoffs. A loss will take matters out of their hands.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 11 matches, 5 wins, 10 points
KKR need to win their remaining 3 matches to have a foot in the playoffs and make some improvement on their NRR. Loss in any one of the 3 games would lead to all but elimination from the playoff race.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 11 matches, 5 wins, 10 points
Because of the massive dent to their NRR after the big loss to Mumbai, RCB now need to win all their 3 remaining matches to reach 16 points and qualify for the playoffs. They also need to boost their NRR and hope for a few other results to go their way.
Punjab Kings – 11 matches, 5 wins, 10 points
Given their poor NRR, PBKS must need to win their remaining 3 matches by big margin to make a playoff case.
Mumbai Indians – 11 matches, 6 wins, 12 points
If Mumbai win all their remaining 3 matches, they will certainly get into the playoffs, and could even finish in the top 2. If they win 2 out of 3, they will still be likely end up in the top 4.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 10 matches, 4 wins, 8 points
SRH need to win their remaining 4 matches to stay alive in the playoff race.
Delhi Capitals – 11 matches, 4 wins, 8 points.
With 8 points in hand and 3 matches left, Delhi Capitals are the first team to be virtually knocked out of the playoff race as they can only get to a maximum of 14 points.
Indian Premier League 2023 playoff chances after match 53:
GT – 99.7%.
CSK – 82%.
LSG – 45%.
RCB – 43%.
MI – 42%.
RR – 26%.
KKR – 24%.
PBKS – 15%.
SRH – 13%.
DC – 11%.