Sunday’s loss towards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has made a big impact on Punjab Kings (PBKS)‘ hopes of qualifying for the playoffs within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
The KL Rahul-led facet had issues underneath management whereas chasing the goal, and a win in that contest adopted by one other victory of their remaining fixture would have put them on 14 factors and in an excellent place to make the playoffs.
Nevertheless, the loss towards RCB has deteriorated Punjab’s possibilities of making it to the highest 4. However they will nonetheless ebook a spot within the playoffs in the event that they win their remaining league recreation towards Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on October 7 by an enormous margin and hope the opposite outcomes go their approach as nicely.
If Punjab beat Chennai, they will get to a most of 12 factors and hope that no different workforce will get previous 12 factors as nicely. For that to occur, each Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) would want to win simply one in every of their remaining two fixtures, whereas Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) must lose their remaining group recreation.
If this state of affairs happens, 4 groups could be tied on 12 factors, which implies the qualification would get right down to the web run charge. In the intervening time, the Kings have a internet run charge solely bettered by the Knight Riders amongst these groups who’re within the race for the final playoff spot. If all groups finish on 12 factors, PBKS will end within the fifth place whereas KKR on the fourth place.
Due to this fact, Punjab would hope for an enormous win over CSK of their remaining group recreation or hope that KKR are overwhelmed closely by RR of their remaining group recreation to dethrone the two-time champions on the factors desk.