MI have led the points table for almost all of the tournament, until today when they found themselves loosing 2 matches in succession (first time this season) and in the process they are stranded on 3rd position and still not qualified.
I posted a few days back some of the very interesting matches and how the tables stand, and a lot of those permutations are coming alive. Top 4 teams have all played 12 matches and standings are RCB, CSK, MI and KKR with RCB clear by 1 point (17 points); CSK and MI tied on 16 and KKR behind by 2 points on 14. KKR have bigger worries – KXIP winning all matches and tying on 16 points or maybe overtake them.
With the following matches that can change the course of playoffs it is open table for RCB, MI and CSK.
- 5/15: KXIP vs. DD
- 5/17: RCB vs. KXIP
- 5/18: CSK vs. KTK
- 5/19: PW vs. KKR
- 5/20: MI vs. RR
- 5/22: RCB vs. CSK
- 5/22: KKR vs. MI
But the matches RCB has against KKR and CSK are the most important. I still do not have all of KXIP’s matches because I still feel they will loose their next match against RCB and then it will back to these 4. Also, the match against KKR and MI being the last one in this set may hold a huge bearing on the end and also knowing where they will be at that point.
This is getting more interesting; will MI or CSK have a fairy ending tale??
- IPL4 – RCB is a force to reckon (kapilvirenahuja.wordpress.com)
- IPL4 – Sprint to top spots (kapilvirenahuja.wordpress.com)