Playoff position cleared. (IPL photo)
New Delhi: The league phase of IPL-2023 is over and now the current season is moving towards its end. With this, the picture of the playoffs has been cleared. The four teams that will play in the playoffs have been known. The defending champions Gujarat Titans have shown a great game this season as well and became the first team to reach the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings will also appear in the playoffs once again. What is the complete schedule of the playoffs, we tell you.
If the format of the playoffs is seen, then in the first qualifier, the number-1 and number-2 teams on the points table play. The team that wins this qualifier directly plays the final. At the same time, the losing team is not out. This team plays the second qualifier. In this qualifier, the team that wins the Eliminator match faces it. Those teams play in the Eliminator, which are at number three and fourth in the points table. The team that wins Qualifier-2 is the second finalist.
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this is the program
The Gujarat team has ended the league stage by being at number one. Similarly, Chennai has ended the league stage with the second number. Both these teams will play the first qualifier match on Tuesday 23 May at MA Chidambaram Stadium. After this, the eliminator match will be played on Wednesday, 24 May. In this match, Lucknow Super Giants will face Mumbai Indians. Lucknow had confirmed the third place by defeating Kolkata.
The Mumbai team stood at the fourth position. There will be an eliminator match between Lucknow and Mumbai. This eliminator match will also be played at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Lucknow made its IPL debut only last year and reached the playoffs as well. This time also she has reached the playoffs. Mumbai’s last season was very bad, but this time the team made it to the playoffs even after a bad start.
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The last two matches will be held at Narendra Modi Stadium
The team that wins the Eliminator match will clash in Qualifier-2 with the team that has lost Qualifier-1 i.e. from Chennai or Gujarat. This match will be played on May 26 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The team that wins this match will take on the winner of Qualifier-1 in the final to be played at the same stadium on May 28.