Kings XI Punjab’s defeat against Rajasthan Royals (RR) have changed the permutations and combinations for their race to the playoffs. With win over Delhi Capitals (DC), table-toppers Mumbai Indians are now assured of a top-two finish while Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) need to win their last game against the defending champions to qualify.
The winner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs the Royals too have a chance to book the birth in playoffs.
Qualification scenario for KXIP
DC and RCB’s heavy loss have meant KXIP will finish with a better run-rate than both the teams, irrespective of the results of their’s or the other two teams’ matches. But, KXIP have to defeat CSK first to get to 14 points, then only the Net Run Rate (NRR) will come into play.
If SRH and KXIP win, the loser of DC vs RCB game will bow out of the tournament. And if Kings XI lose to the Super Kings on Sunday evening, they stand eliminated.