IPL 2023, Punjab Kings Playoffs Scenario: Punjab Kings faced off in a closely contested match in their last game against Delhi Capitals at Dharamshala. Batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 213/2 in 20 overs. The highlight of their innings was an impressive inning by Rilee Rossouw, who scored 82 runs in 37 balls. He was a standout performer for Delhi Capitals and earned the Man of the Match award.
During the chase, Punjab struggled to find momentum in the Powerplay, but Liam Livingstone played a sensational knock of 94 runs in 48 balls, but more was needed to win this game. Atharva Taide also played a commendable inning of 55 runs.
Punjab had played 13 matches in the IPL 2023 and currently have 12 points with a net run rate of -0.30. They have only one match against Rajasthan Royals on 19th May.
If Punjab won against DC then, they had 14 points, and their chance for playoffs will increased and but now, they lost and have only 12 points, and the chances are almost negligible for the playoffs.
Punjab Kings match against Rajasthan Royals
Punjab’s last match will be against Rajasthan Royals; if they win against RR, including the last lost match against DC, they will have 14 points and they hopes MI, and RCB to lose all their upcoming matches. Then, with 14 points, they will easily qualify.
And if any of both team wins their all remaining matches, then their chance will vanish, irrespective of their last match result.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore also has the opportunity to match Punjab’s 14 points if they win and loss one match and Mumbai Indians also loss their last match. In this scenario, PBKS’s chances of qualifying for the playoffs depend on the net run rate and other factors.
PBKS must aim for comprehensive victories against RR to keep their hopes alive. Winnings big against RR would be crucial to enhance their chances and make the final stages of the competition more interesting. However, if PBKS loses this matches, then they will out of the playoffs race.
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