63 matches have been played so far in IPL 2022 and only one team (Gujarat Titans) still has a Q (play-off qualifier) written next to it. In the second match of Super Sunday, Lucknow Super Giants had a chance to beat the Rajasthan Royals (RR vsLSG) to become the second team after the Gujarat Titans to reach the playoffs, but KL Rahul suffered a 24-game defeat to Rajasthan. After the victory of Rajasthan, he achieved a great advantage.
Lucknow suffered a huge loss after losing to Rajasthan, and the road to the qualifiers was tough.
Rajasthan went from third to second in the points table with its eighth win and its net run rate also improved a lot. Rajasthan and Lucknow have a total of 16 points in 13-13 matches with 8 wins and 5 losses. But after winning, Rajasthan’s net run rate has now improved and it has reached number two. Rajasthan Royals now have a chance to finish second as well.
Where did the Lucknow Super Giants go wrong? Tell Captain Rahul the reason for the defeat
These three teams challenge Rajasthan and Lucknow
The three teams facing Rajasthan and Lucknow in the qualifiers are Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. The Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings will face each other today and the winning team will make its way to the playoffs while the losing team will almost finish the journey of the season. RCB is fourth with 7 wins and 6 losses in 13 games. Delhi, Kolkata and Punjab teams challenge the RCB with 12 points each. Delhi and Punjab still have two matches left. At the same time, there is only one match left for KKR. Delhi is in fifth place, KKR is in sixth and Punjab is in seventh.
Here are the equations for all the teams
The Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants have not played another match. RR and LSG will now have to ensure they don’t lose by a large margin in their last game. Rajasthan has to play its last match against Chennai Super Kings on Friday while Lucknow now has to play its last league match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. On the other hand, the RCB has a poor net operating rate. RCB will now have to win its last match by an 80-round margin, while Rajasthan will have to face defeat by an 80-round margin. Only then will the RCB be able to move forward with the RR. Rajasthan will get a chance to play the match after RCB, in which case they will benefit.