IPL 2022 – Here’s how the Chennai Super Kings can still qualify for the playoffs
We are nearing the finish of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, and the stakes in the final games are extremely high. While some clubs have already qualified for the playoffs, others will have to work hard to make it to the final four. Chennai Super Kings are in the latter group. The defending champions have struggled to start the season, winning only three of their first nine games.
They are now in the penultimate position in the team standings, and many do not believe they will advance to the next stage. The Yellow Army, on the other hand, must buckle down since they have a good chance of making the playoffs. CSK has five matches left in the competition and must leave no stone unturned in order to win every time.
It should be mentioned that MS Dhoni has returned to the head of CSK after Ravindra Jadeja stepped down as captain following the team’s terrible performance in the first half of the league. The bold approach paid immediate benefits, as CSK broke Sunrisers Hyderabad’s five-match winning streak with a 13-run victory on Sunday.
CSK has three wins in nine games and five games remaining. As a result, if the Yellow Army wins all of their remaining games, they will have accumulated 16 points. Typically, these few points are sufficient to see a team through. However, things may be a little more tricky this time.
GT currently leads the leaderboard with 16 points after only nine games. Lucknow Super Giants are in second place with 14 points, and they still have four matches to play. Rajasthan Royals and SRH are third and fourth in the table, with six and five victories from nine games, respectively. As a result, CSK must monitor the performances of these teams as well.
Even with 16 points, a team may not qualify for the playoffs. As a result, CSK should improve its net run rate, which is now -0.407.