IPL 2020 Play-offs Qualification Scenarios: RCB and DC join MI, either SRH or KKR will take final spot

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IPL 2020 Play-offs Qualification Scenarios: The result of Monday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals has ensured that both the teams go through to the play-offs with the final spot to be decided between KKR and SRH on Tuesday.

KKR will qualify for the IPL 2020 playoffs provided MI beat SRH. (Courtesy of BCCI)

KKR will qualify for the IPL 2020 playoffs provided MI beat SRH. (Courtesy of BCCI)

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Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore join MI in the IPL 2020 play-offsWith the win, Delhi Capitals finished 2nd and will take on MI in the 1st qualifier on ThursdaySRH need to win against MI on Tuesday to take the final play-off spot, or else KKR will go through

We are finally down to the last group stage match of IPL 2020 and yet one play-off spot is to be taken.

The result of Monday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals has ensured that both the teams go through to the play-offs with a better net run rate as compared to that of KKR.

That gives us three of the four teams that have qualified for IPL 2020 play-offs. Mumbai Indians were the first team to qualify and are at the top of the points table with 18 points.

Delhi Capitals with their win on Monday also ensured that they finished at the No. 2 spot in the points table, and will now take on the Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier on Thursday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, who will either finish at No. 3 or No. 4 based on Tuesday’s result, still do not know who they will be up against in the second qualifier in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Simple equation for the final play-off spot

All eyes now will be on the clash in Sharjah, on Tuesday, between the Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

For the SRH, the equation is fairly simple. They need to win their final group stage match to qualify for the play-offs.

They are currently at the No. 5 spot on the points table with 12 points from 6 wins in 13 matches. Fortunately for them, they have a good net run rate of +0.555. With a win on Tuesday, they will rise to 14 points, the same as that of Kolkata Knight Riders, and a better net run rate will get them the final play-off spot.

However, for KKR, they can only hope that Mumbai Indians win the clash on Tuesday. If MI manages to do that, then the KKR will sail through to the play-offs, as they have 14 points.

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