Kolkata Knight Riders are also on the verge of joining MI, but mathematically they are still on the hunt.

Calcutta Knights. (Photo source: IPL / BCCI)

We are at the end of the business Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and the race for the playoffs intensified. 55 of the 70 games in the league have already been held and cleared, but so far no team has officially entered the top four. At the same time, the five-time Mumbai Indians champions are so far the only team that has officially dropped out of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders are also on the verge of joining MI, but mathematically they are still on the hunt. Under Shreis Ayer, the two-time winners showed good results in the first few games and seemed ahead. However, they lost momentum halfway, and five defeats on the lynx thwarted their company.

At the moment, KKR has only four victories in 11 games and they are in the penultimate place in the team standings. What’s more, their net mileage of -0.304 is only better than that of the MI team that finished last. Thus, even the victories in the three remaining games will not help KKR reach the next stage. However, as mentioned above, there is still some hope, and the Knight Riders have good reasons to show a good show in their remaining games.

Meanwhile, one thing is for sure, KKR can also jump to fourth place if they win the rest of the games by a significant margin and other match results will benefit them. However, given their current position, any place in the final four would bring Knight Riders to joy.

IPL 2022 points table after 55 matches:

Let’s see how KKR can qualify for the IPL 2022 playoffs:

Condition 1: KKR the other three matches are against Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants. Needless to say, Shreis Ayer’s men have to win all these games with a significant margin to bolster their effectiveness. It should be noted that LSG is the current topper of the table, and to defeat them, one would have to knock down.

Condition 2: Below are the results that should benefit KKR to get them to the playoffs.

KKR defeated MI
LSG vs. GT (any result)
RR beat DC
MI beat CSK
PBKS defeated RKB
KKR defeated SRH
CSK vs GT (any result)
LSG vs. RR (any result)
DC beat PBKS
KKR defeated LSG
GT defeated RCB
CSK beat RR
MI beat DC

If all the results of the match are added up, then both KKR and Royal Challengers Bangalore will get 14 points. The team with the best net speed will come out in the playoffs.

IPL 2022 Qualification Scenario: Here’s how KKR can still qualify for the playoffs

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