Despite a close defeat against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday, our boys are still in the race for the TATA IPL 2023 playoffs.
While the defending champions, Gujarat Titans (GT), are the only team to have secured their place in the playoffs, seven franchises are in the reckoning for the remaining three spots.
With 12 points from 13 matches, we will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in our final league match at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamshala on Friday, May 19.
Here’s how Punjab Kings can still qualify for the TATA IPL 2023 playoffs:
→ PBKS need to win against RR
Our boys need to register a big win over sixth-placed RR in our final home match of the season. A victory over RR will take our tally to 14 points.
However, since our net run rate (NRR) is -.0.308, we hope that several other results go in our favour.
→ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) need to lose both their remaining fixtures
→ Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) need to beat Mumbai Indians (MI)
→ Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) need to beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
It might seem a challenging task but anything is possible in the game of cricket, especially in the closely-contested TATA IPL.
We believe in our boys. We will FIGHT till the very end. Hopefully, our boys can squeeze into the playoffs.