IPL 2024: scenarios for CSK and RCB | knockout confirmed | SRH qualified

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli greets Chennai Super Kings' MS Dhoni (R) at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22, 2024. (Photo by R.Satish BABU / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo by R.SATISH BABU/AFP via Getty Images)

Sunrisers Hyderabad has qualified for the playoffs, making it three teams confirmed. The match between Chennai Super Kings and RCB will now decide the final playoff spot.

Sunrisers Hyderabad has qualified, so three teams qualified for playoffs. Now the match between Chennai and RCB is a direct shoot out.
Currently, Rajasthan Royals are at number two but if they lose their last match, their net runs.
are not good and the last match is against KKR. If they lose then they will be stuck at 16. SRH has already qualified. The last match is against Punjab Kings. Punjab Kings do not have any English player now. If there is anything left, it is almost going to happen that on one side

So, most probably Hyderabad will finish 2nd and not Rajasthan. If Rajasthan does not win the night match then now listen to the third scenario. The third scenario is that if Chennai Super Kings wins, and defeats RCB then it will reach 16 points. And if Hyderabad loses to Punjab and if Rajasthan loses to KKR then Rajasthan will remain at 16, Hyderabad will remain at 15 and Chennai will be at 16 with the better nun rate.

But another scenario is that if CSK loses then RCB will be through as the fourth team, so there is a lot of complication but not that complicated. To be very honest by the way, there are full chances of rain on 18th. The more the match gets shorter, the more chances there are that it will become difficult for RCB because whether the match is of 20 overs or a minimum of five overs, whether you win throgh 18 runs or 11 balls left, it still matters the same.

Be the same, the longer the match, the better the chances of winning by that margin. The shorter the match, the lesser are the chances of RCB going ahead. Even if they win the game, that’s it.