There is a way LSG can qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs; Here’s how

There is a way LSG can qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs; Here’s how

The odds are heavily stacked against LSG. While a win over MI is achievable, relying on a specific margin in another match (RCB vs CSK) and a superior NRR makes qualification a near-impossible feat

Practically out, not mathematically! The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) find themselves in a precarious position as they head into their final league game of IPL 2024 against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium.

LSG started the tournament on a promising note, winning three of their first four encounters. Mayank Yadav’s explosive bowling was a key factor in their early success. However, his injury coincided with a dramatic slump in form. The team went on to lose six of their next nine matches, leaving their playoff aspirations hanging by a thread.

How can LSG qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs?

LSG are down and out (but not officially). First, they must defeat the Mumbai Indians today (Friday). However, victory alone won’t suffice. They also need favorable results in another clash – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) losing their match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) on May 18.

A win by 310 runs? What happens if LSG bats first vs MI?

LSG certainly need to bat first vs MI. Even with a win over MI and a CSK loss, a complex scenario involving Net Run Rate (NRR) comes into play. If RCB wins against CSK by exactly 18 runs, LSG would need a mammoth victory against MI by a margin of around 310 runs if they bat first. This winning margin would need to adjust further depending on the actual margin of RCB’s victory over CSK. LSG’s poor NRR of -0.787 is definitely coming to haunt them!

What happens if LSG bowls first vs MI?

Not just match result, LSG definitely want toss going their way as well! If somehow MI choses to bat first. The equation will become simple – exit for the Lucknow franchise.


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