Captains of teams going into IPL 2021 playoffs
The league round of IPL 2021 ended on Friday. The defending champions Mumbai Indians somehow kept their playoff hopes alive till the last match but they could not convert it into reality. With both the matches on Friday, the final picture of the points table also became clear. Along with this, the playoff schedule of the season which started from April 9 was also decided.
The top four places in the points table qualify for the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, all three teams remained in the top four from the start of the league and easily qualified for the playoffs. However, the race continued till the last match between Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings for one last place. Fans had to wait till Friday to know the name of the fourth team.
final picture of mark sheet
KKR’s team was in fourth place with 14 points till Friday’s matches. It was necessary for Mumbai Indians to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad by at least 171 runs. Due to the victory, she would also have got 14 points and with a better netrate she would have reached the fourth place, although this did not happen. On the other hand, RCB defeated Delhi Capitals but it did not have much effect on the points table. The team of Delhi Capitals is in the first place with 20 points from 14 matches. Chennai Super Kings are in second place with 18 points from 14 matches. RCB also has 18 points but its net-rate is less than Chennai, so it is in third place. On the other hand, KKR are at the fourth position with seven wins and 14 points from 14 matches.
Such is the mark sheet
- Delhi Capitals – 14 matches, 10 wins, 4 losses, 18 points
- Chennai Super Kings – 14 matches, 9 wins, 5 losses, 18 points
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 14 matches, 9 wins, 5 losses, 18 points
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 14 matches, 7 wins, 7 losses, 14 points
- Mumbai Indians – 14 matches, 7 wins, 7 losses, 14 points
- Punjab Kings – 14 matches, 6 wins, 8 losses, 12 points
- Rajasthan Royals – 14 matches, 5 wins, 9 losses, 10 points
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – 14 matches, 2 wins, 11 losses, 4 points
According to the schedule, the teams of Delhi and Chennai will play the first qualifier, whose winner will go straight to the final. On the other hand, KKR and RCB will play an eliminator match in which the loser will be out of the league and the winner will face the losing team of the first qualifier in the second qualifier. In this way the league will get two finalists.
1st Qualifier – Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings – 07:30 PM – 10 October
Eliminator Match – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 07:30 PM – 11 October
Second Qualifier – 07:30 PM – 13 October
Final – 07:30 PM – 15 October
View full mark sheet here
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