It has been the most dramatic IPL season ever. IPL 11 started on April 27th, has taken some amazing twists and turns and has the audience hooked up until the last of League matches. Everybody thinks that the differentiation between strong and weak teams can be done after the first few matches, but everybody has been erratically proved wrong by the teams.
Two strong teams have emerged as per the expectations of the cricket following populace, but the performance of the rest has been too chaotic to predict. As per the performance of the teams, it was rightly predicted that Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings are the strongest teams in IPL 2018. They both qualified for the playoffs earlier than others meeting the expectations.
It was thought after a considerable number of matches that Kings XI Punjab might make it to the playoffs, given the performance of the team. Towards the end, the team experienced failure after failure and ended up at the second bottom place in the points table surprising everyone and overthrowing every fake analyst’s expectations. The fans of Mumbai Indians, at a certain point of time, lost hope that their favorite team will ever make it to the playoffs. Surprisingly, the team now stands a chance in the playoffs.
A simple look at the points table can let us know about the vitality of the matches this weekend. All the teams apart from the SRH, CSK, and KKR ended up at 12 points at this moment. DD is unofficially eliminated from the tournament and whoever wins in the matches in the weekend gets a better chance at the playoffs.
All the Five teams- Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab have a shot at entering the playoffs. This chance, makes the Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers match at 04:00 PM Saturday, crucial than ever. A victory in this match can put RCB at an advantage since they already possess a positive run rate. Meanwhile, if RR wins with a massive difference in Runs, they will have a shot in the playoffs too. It doesn’t take much to know that the two teams will be at each other’s throats for the win.
The 08:00 PM Match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders may not affect the Sunrisers but can land the KKR team in playoffs if they win. Since they are ahead of the next 4 teams with 14 points, gaining 2 points will mark their position in the playoffs.
The same goes for Mumbai Indians who will be facing Delhi Daredevils on Sunday at 04:00 PM. As Mumbai Indians have a better run rate than others a victory in this match can gain them a fair advantage if the points equalize at 14 which they will. Chennai Super Kings will be playing against Kings XI Punjab in the last League matches of IPL which again will be decisive for the KXIP. A victory in this match can gain them 14 points at which point run rate becomes important and a massive victory can let them into the playoffs.
So, Drop all your chores and stick to televisions to watch the most decisive matches of IPL 2018 live streaming on YuppTV.