Things in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 are heating up as the race to playoffs is starting to get intense. Out of 10 teams, eight are still in contention for a top-four finish. Mumbai Indians (MI) are out of IPL 2022 while newcomers Gujarat Titans (GT) become the first team to qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs. Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are comfortably placed on the IPL 2022 points table while the remaining teams are still in the race for the playoffs. IPL 2022 Points Table Updated With NRR.

Given that IPL 2022 is a ten-team event, a minimum of 16 points for some teams likely will be required to qualify for the playoffs. Gujarat Titans have thus far collected 18 points and are through to the last four.  Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, need a couple of wins to secure a playoffs berth. While Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) require three and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) need two wins respectively to be in a strong position to qualify, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) likely need one win in two remaining matches.

Things look tight for Punjab Kings (PBKS) with five wins out of 11 matches. Delhi Capitals (DC) find themselves in a similar situation with two wins needed from as many games. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who are in the seventh spot, need to win all two of their remaining matches to have any chance and then wait for other results to go their way. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are also  out of the playoffs race after a defeat to Mumbai Indians.  TATA IPL 2022 Time Table in PDF Format for free Download Online: Get Full Schedule of Indian Premier League With Match Time and Venue Details.

IPL 2022 Playoff Scenarios

Team Minimum Wins Needed Matches Remaining Current Points
Gujarat Titans Qualified 2 18
Rajasthan Royals 1 2 14
Sunrisers Hyderabad 3 3 10
Lucknow Super Giants 1 2 16
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2 2 12
Punjab Kings 3 3 10
Delhi Capitals 2 2 12
Kolkata Knight Riders 2 2 10
Chennai Super Kings Eliminated 2 8
Mumbai Indians Eliminated 2 4

The top four teams on the IPL 2022 points table at the end of the first round will qualify for playoffs. Qualifier 1 will take place between the top two teams with the winner advancing to the final. The third and fourth-placed teams will face off in the Eliminator. The loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator will meet in the Qualifier 2 to determine the second finalist.

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