IPL follows a double round-robin format, where each team plays against every other team twice – once at home and once away. After the league stage, the top four teams in the points table make their qualifications for the knockout stages..
The playoff stage includes three matches – Qualifier 1, Eliminator, and Qualifier 2. The team that finishes at the top of the points table after the league stage plays against the team that finishes fourth in Qualifier 1. The winner of Qualifier 1 goes directly to the final, while the loser plays against the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2. The winner of Qualifier 2 then goes to the final.
So, the qualification scenarios for the playoffs depend on how the teams perform in the league stage. To qualify for the playoffs, a team must finish in the top four of the points table. To increase their chances of qualifying, teams need to win as many matches as possible and maintain a high net run rate. However, the exact qualification scenarios will depend on the results of the matches played in IPL 2023.
Playoffs Qualification scenarios of all the IPL team
Gujarat Titans (13 matches, 18 points)
Gujarat Titans are currently at the top of the points table with 18 points, thanks to their 34 runs win over Hyderabad which booked their tickets into the playoffs and will remain on the no. 1 spot.
Remaining Matches for Gujarat Titans:
May 21: vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings (13 matches, 15 points)
Following a crucial victory over DC, CSK were on the verge of securing their position in the top 2 of the points table but their lost against Kolkata Knight riders put them in a complex situation now and if Mumbai wins their remaining 2 fixtures CSK will miss the top 2 spot.
Remaining Matches for Chennai Super Kings:
May 20: vs Delhi Capitals
Mumbai Indians (13 matches, 14 points)
Mumbai Indians have 1 remaining game in the tournament, and is very crucial knockouts for them after they lost to LSG by 5 runs. winning a of them will secure their spot in the playoffs depending on the other teams who can reach potential 16 points shouldn’t have better run rate than Mumbai. The lost against Lucknow will haunt them if they couldn’t qualify because even the well settled batter can’t get them through in the last over.
Remaining Matches for Mumbai Indians
May 21: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
4. Lucknow Super Giants (13 matches, 15 points)
LSG has a stronger hold in qualifying for the playoffs as they now have 15 points which is equal to the 2nd positioned Chennai. The 5 runs win over Mumbai Indians helped lucknow grab 2 points. Lucknow need to win their next match if they wanna book their tickets for the playoffs.
Remaining Matches for Lucknow Super Giants:
May 20: vs Kolkata Knight Riders
5. Royal Challengers Bangalore (13 matches, 14 points)
RCB’s hopes for the playoffs are still alive, and the kudos goes to the opening pair of Kohli and Du Plesis as they did most of the work while chasing a target of 187 runs and Bangalore comfortably took 2 points with the win. Now to book their tickets into the top 4 win against the table toppers Gujarat titans will be enough for the men in red. Ee saala cup named!
Remaining Matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore
May 21: vs Gujarat Titans
6. Rajasthan Royals (14 matches, 14 points)
Rajasthan Royals are already out of the top 4 as they don’t have anything in their own hands. They have to heavily depend on other matches and the run rate factor whose probability is almost negligible. The point when Rajasthan got thrashed by RCB which not only made them lose 2 points but also effected their run rate to a large extent.
Remaining Matches for Rajasthan Royals:
7. Punjab Kings (14 matches, 12 points)
Punjab kings lost all their hopes to make into the playoffs as they lost by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare to Rajasthan Royals who are also most probably out of the playoffs race. Not a good season for Punjab and their unsuccessful and inconsistent run in the IPL continues.
Remaining Matches for Punjab Kings:
8. Kolkata Knight Riders(13 matches, 12 points)
KKR recently suffered a big defeat to RR by 9 wickets with a considerable amount of overs remaining. This loss has greatly affected their chances of making it to the playoffs even then KKR put up a fight against Chennai Super kings and defeated 4 time champions comfortably at their own stadium, kudos to the bowling department. Even after this win the chances of KKR being in top 4 depends on various factors.
Remaining Matches for Kolkata Knight Riders:
May 20: vs Lucknow Super Giants
9. Sunrisers Hyderabad (13 matches, 10 points)
SRH are currently at the 10th position on the table, and after their defeat to RCB by 8 wickets, Hyderabad are out of the top 4 race already but they can stop the 5 time champions Mumbai Indians to go through by defeating them and adding a twist in the race for the top-4.
Remaining matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad
May 21: vs Mumbai Indians
10. Delhi Capitals (13 matches, 10 points)
Delhi Capitals are already out of the TATA IPL 2023 season playoff race but their 15 run victory over Punjab Kings last night made Punjab suffer and they also won’t be reaching the playoffs easily but the win over punjab was dominating for Delhi Capitals and is one of the best performances by Delhi this season.
Remaining Matches for Delhi Capitals
May 20: vs Chennai Super Kings