Lucknow has a good chance to reach number four (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: Today there is no match of Rajasthan in IPL 2023, still there is a danger of falling behind in the play-off race. Actually, only the top 4 teams will qualify for the playoffs. Rajasthan is currently at number four. But, if Lucknow Super Giants take advantage of one point today, Rajasthan’s team will be out even after having a better runrate than the top four.
Lucknow Super Giants have a match with Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have 8 points in the points table after playing 10 matches. Meaning, his point can be made now only if he wins all his four matches and also keeps the run rate correct. But, the way SRH’s loose performance has shown, the difficulties are more for this team.
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Lucknow will take advantage of 1 point!
Lucknow Super Giants is currently at number 5 in the points table. He has 11 points after 11 matches. Now in such a situation, if he defeats Sunrisers, then with 2 points he will have 13 points. Meaning that the one point he had to share with Chennai Super Kings, his benefit will be seen here.
If he had not got that one point, then it is possible that even after winning from SRH, the Lucknow team would not have seen that benefit, which can be seen now.
R or Par fight for Hyderabad!
By the way, it is too early to say anything in cricket. The team whose day will be today, will also win. However, Hyderabad will have to struggle hard to turn the match towards itself. There will also be pressure on him due to the defeat against the Supergiants in the last match.
Mathematics of points table became interesting
Gujarat Titans are on top even after losing to Mumbai Indians in the points table. He has 16 points in 12 matches and the run rate is better than the rest of the 9 teams. Chennai Super Kings also have 15 points after 12 matches. At the same time, Mumbai Indians now have 14 points in the same number of matches, and they are at number three in the points table.
Rajasthan Royals have 12 points in 12 matches and Lucknow Super Giants have 11 points in 11 matches. Means, Lucknow has a good chance. Now it depends on his own performance whether he shocks Rajasthan or gets himself into trouble.
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