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Can Punjab Kings still qualify for the IPL 2024 Playoffs?

Can Punjab Kings still qualify for the IPL 2024 Playoffs?

The Punjab Kings will remain in the eighth spot on the points table. If they don't win the upcoming matches, their chance of making the playoffs will cease to exist.

The Punjab Kings’ chances of making the IPL 2024 playoffs have taken a hit. Playing against the Chennai Super Kings for the second consecutive time, the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led team exacted revenge at the Dharamshala Stadium. Chasing a modest 168-run target, he lost by 28 runs and will remain in the eighth spot on the points table. 

Can the Punjab Kings still qualify for the IPL 2024 Playoffs? 

PBKS have now played 11 games and managed to win just 4. Although three games are still left, the Punjab Kings will try to win all of their remaining games to achieve 14 points if they are looking to keep their chances alive for the playoffs.

Looking at their qualification scenario, their playoff chances will highly rely on other teams’ results. And not just points can save them, but the net run rate is going to play a crucial role. The team is not only struggling to achieve points, but they are also lacking in net run rate. To date, they have an NRR of -0.187, which is not impressive in comparison to the top 5 positioned teams.

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Is everything finished for PBKS, or is a turnaround awaiting?

Still, looking at the scenario, it seems like PBKS is not far away from catching a flight back home. Although, looking at the tournament’s history, they might qualify, the requirements are 14 points and a healthy net run rate. 

RR may make things worse for PBKS, but the Sam Curran-led side needs to win all the games at any cost and simultaneously should improve their run rate. Things are pretty clear now, from now on, every game is a must-win for them. If they do, they might finish the league stage at number 4 or number 3.

Punjab Kings remaining fixtures

OppositionDateVenue
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 9 MayDharamshala
Rajasthan Royals15 MayGuwahati
Sunrisers Hyderabad19 MayHyderabad
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