Sunrisers Hyderabad has lost to Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab after registering hat-trick wins. These losses can affect their play-offs chances but surely not in the early exit. Now they are at No.5 in points table with 4 wins (8 points) in 10 games they played. Now they need to work out well to make into the play-offs.
With 4 games remaining for them to play their scenarios for making into play-offs will be possible if they can register win in at least two games among those four.
Here are scenarios how the SRH can make into plays-off towards their first title:
Sunrisers Hyderabad in their remaining games will be playing against Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings respectively & in the last game they will play against Kolkata Knight Riders once again.
The best possible opportunity for them to qualify is winning all those games and have 16 points in bag and equal other teams which can end with same number of wins and make your NRR better and qualify for play-offs.
One loss (three wins) in the remaining four games:
If SRH wins three of their next games then they can expect making into play-offs along with a small favor from CSK.
Lose to CSK: Losing a match to CSK means SRH would be beating RCB & KKR, which dims KKR & RCB chances of progress.
Lose to KKR or RCB: A lose against KKR or RCB can make their chance a bit critical but never tough. They play KKR twice so they will be beating once KKR considering they win 3 games losing to KKR in a match. They need to win the remaining matches with a good margin and hope CSK win in their games against KKR & RCB.
Two losses (two wins) among the remaining four games:
If SRH lose two games of the next four matches, they will end up with 12 points (6 wins). Even though they can still make into play-offs depending on others games. They will be hoping CSK must be winning against KKR & SRH. And maintain a healthy NRR which will come into consideration.
To make this scenario applicable, SRH must beat RCB and KKR (at least one time in two games they play each other). If SRH beats KKR twice, they can expect them to end up with six wins and need to expect RCB to lose its games. And even after this NRR comes into play so SRH need to keep a eye on it.
This is what Hyderabad have to hope for getting into play-offs with 6 wins:
RCB vs CSK – CSK win
KKR vs CSK – CSK win
CSK vs SRH – CSK win
KKR vs RCB – KKR win (If SRH lost to RCB)
One win or all losses in the remaining four games:
If Hyderabad wins only a game or doesn’t win even a game in next four games, then they are officially out of play-offs race and just hope to end at a good position.