IPL has reached it’s business end and the teams for the semi finals have almost been finalised . The teams will love to make it into the Top 2 , just it gives them an extra shot at the semi finals . Kings X11 Punjab and Chennai SuperKings had a significant lead from the rest but now it has narrowed down to just 2 points. Everything seems likely here . But what is sure is the participation of Chennai SuperKings and Kings X11 Punjab in the knock out stages. But they will love to reach there , being top 2 of the tournament.
There is an outside chance that 5 different teams ( KKR, SRH, RCB , MI and RR) may end up being on 14 points each and it will then come to the net run rate to decide their fate. If KKR and Rajasthan Royals win atleast 1 game each of the remaining 3, it will be all over for the rest of the two teams . With a win , they will have 16 points and none of the other 3 can reach there.
For others to have a chance, KKR and Rajasthan Royals must lose both their remaining games . Also, the other teams must win all their remaining games , to have any sort of chance what so ever. Then it will come to net run rate . But there are certain mutual games also, which will mean that all these teams cannot end up with 14 points , even if Kolkata Knightriders and Rajasthan Royals lose both their remaining games.
On a neutral note, there is very slim chances for the other 3 teams as the net run rate of KKR and RR is significantly high from the others. Until and unless , they lose by a very significant margin , it ‘s not possible for others to make it into the top4.
But, it is IPL and everything can happen here and fans might be itching to see their teams into the top4. This , to an extent has prevented some dead games and has made this a very interesting IPL.