IPL 2023, CSK Playoffs Scenario, Can Dhoni led CSK in Top two: CSK faced a defeat in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Opting to bat first, CSK managed to score 144/6 in the 20 overs but the total was chased down by KKR, as they reached 147/4 in just 18.3 overs.
Rinku Singh was the Player of the match for his crucial contribution of 54 runs. Despite the loss, CSK currently occupies the second position in the points table, giving them an excellent chance to qualify for the playoffs.
The defeat against KKR reminded the importance of CSK’s upcoming matches and their performance. While they have a favourable position in the points table, CSK must maintain their form and secure a victory to solidify their place in the playoffs.
CSK Upcoming Match:
CSK have played 13 matches in the IPL and currently have 15 points with a net run rate of 0.381 and Their next match is against Delhi Capitals and will be played away from home at Arun Jaitley Stadium.
CSK Playoffs Scenario, Can Dhoni led CSK in Top two:
After Mumbai India’s defeat against LSG, the chance of CSK finishing in the top 2 increased. If both CSK and LSG win their next upcoming match, they will have 17 points, and the Net Run Rate of both teams will decide the second position. CSK holds a slight good NRR, although the margin is not to large.
If CSK wins against Delhi capitals :
In their next match against DC, if they win that match with a margin of 10 runs, then they will qualify for playoffs directly with a better run rate and secure a second rank in the points table, or else LSG will have to win their next match with a margin of 29 runs then CSK finished third with 17 points and qualified for playoffs.
If CSK loses against DC :
If CSK faces a defeat against DC in their next match, they will remain at 15 points in the IPL points table. In this Scenario, CSK’s chances of qualifying for the playoffs will rely on the other team’s result.
CSK will need Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Lucknow SuperGiants to lose their upcoming matches, so that they can secure their place in the playoffs.
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