IPL 2024: Playoffs qualification scenarios for Lucknow Super Giants after defeat against Delhi Capitals

May 15, 2024

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The hopes of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to secure a spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 playoffs took a major hit after their narrow loss to the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday.

DC clinched victory by a margin of 19 runs in a tightly contested match, significantly denting LSG’s playoff aspirations. Currently positioned sixth in the points table with 12 points from 13 matches, LSG now confront a daunting challenge to advance to the knockout phase.

Qualification scenario for LSG

LSG’s aspirations hinge on securing victory in their final match. This achievement would propel them to a potential maximum of 14 points, a tally that may fall short of guaranteeing a top-four placement. The team’s Net run rate (-0.787) stands as a pivotal factor in their qualification prospects.

Dependency on other results

LSG’s path to the playoffs depends not only on their own performance but also on the outcomes of matches played by other contenders. They could benefit from losses incurred by teams nearby in the standings. Additionally, maintaining a strong net run rate in their last game is essential for LSG’s playoff aspirations, potentially becoming decisive in tiebreaker situations.

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LSG could potentially secure a playoff spot with a victory in their final match, but this outcome hinges on a series of favourable results in other matches. Following their win against LSG, DC reached 14 points in 14 matches. Meanwhile, both Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and LSG sit at 12 points with one match left to play. If RCB and LSG both win their respective final matches, RCB, DC, LSG, and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will all finish with the same number of points, necessitating qualification to be determined by net run rate.

Cricket pundits suggest that LSG’s odds of qualifying are narrow but not completely impossible. Yet, they require a miraculous alignment of outcomes, coupled with their own triumph in the upcoming match.

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