Who stands where in IPL 2023

Mohammad Bilal
Mohammad BilalMay 09, 2023 | 18:33

Who stands where in IPL 2023

Lucknow Super Giants with 11 points and Royal Challengers Bangalore with 10 points are strong contenders for the playoffs this season. Photo: BCCI

With 53 matches played so far, we now have a clear picture of how the teams have performed in IPL 2023. As the tournament is heading towards the playoff stage, the race to reach the top four is getting intense.

The first playoff match of IPL 2023 will be played on May 23, second on May 24, an eliminator will be played on May 26 and the final of the tournament will be held on May 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.


What has happened till now?

Defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) has become first team to qualify for the playoffs with 16 points. Led by Hardik Pandya, the Titans have had a phenomenal season with 8 wins in 11 matches.

From the starting of the tournament, Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals have beenl in top form. Both the teams were in the top four from the beginning. While back-to-back defeats have put Rajasthan Royals in the fourth position with 10 points, GT continued its good run.

Following these two were KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While Chennai is at the second place, Lucknow is third in the poibts table.

For the fourth place, there is going to be a tight fight between five teams - Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The four teams for playoffs

With GT already making it to the playoffs, only three teams are left now to get to the top four. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) might be the second team to qualify for the play-offs, and they are only a win away from getting 15 points. With only three games left, with two out of them against Delhi Capitals, CSK will most probably be able to make it to the playoffs.


For the third position, LSG with 11 points look to be in good position, but skipper KL Rahul’s injury and his subsequent ruling out of the tournament has come as a big blow to them. Moreover, LSG lost the last match against GT by 56 runs under Krunal Pandya’s captaincy. 

So, things do look quite concerning for LSG as their next fixtures are against SRH, CSK and KKR. Krunal Pandya as the skipper has not been able to deliver.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are at the sixth position, are strong contenders for the playoffs. With three top hitters in their batting line-up, and a good bowling line-up, RCB can get to the playoffs.

Similarly, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at number five can also make it to the top 4. Though KKR had a rough patch in the middle of the tournament, losing four back-to-back matches, Nitish Rana’s side has bounced back after winning the last night’s game against PBKS.

KKR defeated PBKS by 5 wickets on May 8, 2023. Photo: BCCI

Though Mumbai Indians and PBKS with 10 points each can make it to the playoffs, both the teams are at the seventh and eight position and haven't played the best cricket so far. Still, they can make it to the playoffs as they also have 10 points, just like KKR and RCB.


Teams that won't be able to make it to the playoffs

SRH and Delhi Capitals have 8 points each and they are at the bottom of the table. Both the teams won't be able to make it to the playoffs.

Both DC and SRH had a poor start as they lost a number of matches initially in the tournament. DC has shown a remarkable turnaround winning four out of five last games they played, it was already too late for them.

SRH, at ninth position, have lost 6 out of 10 games, and there is no hope for them to make it to the top 4 now.

Last updated: May 09, 2023 | 18:33
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