See Which Team Qualified for the Playoffs! And How do they Fair Against Each Other?
The 2020 Indian Premier League, also known and branded as Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020,is the thirteenth season of the IPL, has been established and is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) since 2007.
The tournament was originally planned to begin on 29 March 2020 but had been suspended until 15th April due to the global coronavirus pandemic. After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on 14 April that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020, the BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely. On 2 August 2020, it was announced that the tournament would be played between 19 September and 10 November 2020 in the United Arab Emirates.8 teams representing 8 different cities of India fought bravely against each other to earn the most cash-rich title in the world of cricket. After 46 days and 56 matches we finally know what the final match of the cash-rich league may look like in a few days.
Mumbai Indians have finished on top of the points table, therefore became the first team to qualify for the playoffs with 18 points on the table. Delhi capitals beat the Royal challengers Bangalore to climb at the second spot on the table, thus earning themselves a qualification, while RCB also made it to the playoffs courtesy their net run rate. The latest team to qualify for the playoffs is the Sunrisers Hyderabad who made it to the playoffs after they beat table toppers Mumbai by 10 wickets in their last league match of the season.
Qualifiers, Eliminator and the Final – What’s the science behind it?
• Qualifier 1 November 5th : Top two teams in the points table, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will contest the first qualifier. Winner will qualify for IPL 2020 finals.
• Eliminator November 6th : 3rd and 4th ranked teams in the points table Sunrisers Hyderabad & Royal Challengers Bangalore will contest the eliminator. Whoever wins will contest the Qualifier 2. Whoever loses goes out of IPL 2020 race
• Qualifier 2 November 8th : Loser of Qualifier and winner of Eliminator will contest the Qualifier 2. Winner will go to the IPL finals and loser will exit the show.
• IPL 2020 Finals : Winner of Qualifier 1 VS Winner of Qualifier 2 will contest the IPL 2020 finals.
IPL Points Table 2020
After looking at the points table and analyzing the current situation, we can easily conclude that all the four teams are equally deserving when it comes to the qualification and are all equally worthy enough when it comes to winning the title.
Mumbai Indians have already won the title 4 times and are the only team to do so, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the trophy once in the year 2016. This year, we have two new contenders in Royal challengers Bangalore and the Delhi Capitals, both teams have never won a final in the biggest professional cricket league in the world. Both these teams would be equally hungry to take the title home. Whatever happens, one thing we can say for sure that every game is going to be a nail biter and the final will surely go on to become a cracker of a contest.