Any team that makes eight victories is home free, Delhi need one more from five games.
It is a fact that the leader board in the IPL changes swiftly and dramatically. Except for Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals who have to make a real mess of it from here on to surrender the playoff berths, the other six could still upset each other’s apple cart for the other two places.
Any team that makes eight victories is home free, Delhi need one more from five games. There is a great deal of emotional intent riding on Chennai Super Kings not only because of the size of the Dhoni fan club but also because CSK have had a leading role in building the popularity of this annual fest over the years.
So on that basis one could root for MSD and his gang. But there is also a certain admirable stoicness in Sunrisers and if they just up their act a bit they will be contenders till the very end.
At this moment it is a decent wager that Royal Challengers under the inimitable Virat Kohli have more than one eye on the play off placements. They are also poised to make that breakthrough and are peaking at the right stage. The sneaky one is KKR and Perhaps the thin edge of the wedge points towards Kings XI Punjab who could, with a drop of liquid luck have slid up the pole to the very top rather than slipped by dismally narrow margins to the bottom of the pile.
The other team that has its work cut out is Rajasthan Royals who will need to win all their matches to crack the next round. From the current trends and sure they could change the odds favour RCB, Sunrisers, KKR and Chennai in that order. Like I said, it could change but as of now the first two of the four positions seem taken.
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