On Friday, the inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals became the 3rd team to qualify for IPL 2022 playoffs after Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants. Rajasthan Royals beat CSK by 5 wickets and in the points table, RR stands second and LSG stands third.
|1||Gujarat Titans (Q)||14||10||4||+0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals (Q)||14||9||5||+0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants (Q)||14||9||5||+0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore||14||8||6||-0.253||16|
|6||Kolkata Knight Riders||14||6||8||+0.146||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings||14||4||10||-0.203||8|
On the other hand, RCB and DC are the two teams that might make it to the playoffs for the 1 remaining spot. DC’s match against MI will be a decider if DC will make it to the top 4 teams.
If DC wins the match against MI, they will qualify for the playoffs. However, if they lose, RCB might take the 4th spot. LSG will either face DC or RCB in the Eliminator round scheduled for Wednesday in Kolkata depending on today’s match result.
Here’s how the IPL 2022 playoffs schedule looks like so far:
|May 24||Qualifier 1 – Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata|
|May 25||Eliminator – Lucknow Super Giants vs Team 4 (DC or RCB)||Kolkata|
|May 27||Qualifier 2 – Winner of Eliminator vs Loser of Qualifier 1||Ahmedabad|
|May 29||Final – Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2||Ahmedabad|
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