44 matches of the Indian Premier League 2019 is already over and it is yet to be confirmed which are four teams who will contest in the playoffs. The playoffs will start on May 7 while the final will be played in Hyderabad on May 12. With still 12 league matches to be played, let’s take a look at the way all the teams are poised in the competition.
Note: The teams are listed in the order of their current positions on the points table
1. Chennai Super Kings
P- 12, W-8, L-4, P-16, NRR: -0.11
CSK have already qualified to the IPL Playoffs 2019 despite having two matches left. Their next two left-over matches are against Delhi on May 1 and against Kings XI Punjab against on May 5. Under MS Dhoni, CSK has looked in perfect touch this season.
2. Mumbai Indians
P-11, W-7, L-4, P-14, NRR: +0.54
After their win against CSK in Chennai, Mumbai has almost secured a place in the playoffs. Mumbai will still face KKR twice on April 28 and May 5 while their other match is against SRH on May 2.
3. Delhi Capitals
P-11, W-7, L-4, P-14, NRR: +0.18
Like Mumbai, Delhi has also looked quite good this season. Their next three encounters are against RCB on April 28, against CSK on May 1 and against RR on May 4. They need just one win to book them a place in the playoffs.
4. Sunrisers Hyderabad
P-10, W-5, L-5, P-10, NRR: +0.65
With four matches left, SRH’s fate in this year’s IPL is still hanging. They need to win three out of the four matches which are against RR, KXIP, MI and RCB. With few of their stars leaving soon, they would be under some pressure.
5. Kings XI Punjab
P-11, W-5, L-6, P-10, NRR: -0.12
KXIP are in a desperate situation in this tournament as they need to win all three remaining matches. Kings XI have to face SRH away from home on April 29. They will face KKR and CSK on May 3 and 5 respectively in Mohali.
6. Kolkata Knight Riders
P-11, W-4, L-7, P-8, NRR: -0.05
KKR has lost six matches in a row to find themselves in a situation where they need to win all their remaining three matches and also hope that the SRH and KXIP lose a few matches. They have to face Mumbai twice while they will also travel to KXIP’s home once.
7. Rajasthan Royals
P-11, W-4, L-7, P-8, NRR: -0.39
With all their superstars gone, RR has very little to play with. They are in a similar situation like KKR and RCB. Their three matches are against SRH, RCB and DC.
8. Royal Challengers Bangalore
P-11, W-4, L-7, P-8, NRR: -0.69
With the worst net run-rate, RCB needs to improve that first while they also need to win all the three matches left in the league round. They are yet to play Delhi, Rajasthan and Hyderabad.