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Explained: How Kolkata Knight Riders Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders had their destiny for IPL 2021 playoffs in their own hands until the game yesterday against Punjab Kings and the loss is definitely going to hurt them highly. They have given an opportunity for the Mumbai Indians to seek in despite the Eoin Morgan-led side sticking to the fourth position in the points table of IPL 2021.

Kolkata Knight Riders have won 5 games out of the 12 games they have played and the injury to Andre Rusell is certainly not helping them out at the moment. They have to make sure that they are accurate with their team selections and they have to bring in a fifth bowler too. Here is how Kolkata Knight Riders can qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.

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How Kolkata Knight Riders Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs

Kolkata Knight Riders after their loss against Punjab Kings will need to win their two remaining games. 14 points and a better net run rate would take them to the playoffs for sure. However, they will now have to rely on the result of the Mumbai Indians’ game today as well which might decide their fortunes.

Kolkata Knight Riders have got the most interesting fixtures coming up as all those games will be like a knockout game for the opponent RR. The good start to their UAE campaign with big margin wins has made it easy for them to qualify and they look the most probable side to finish at the number four position at the moment. They have to make sure that they don’t end up losing any more games.

KKR still has the advantage of its excellent net run rate and the final stages could be down single decimal numbers. KKR’s top order has been firing and the youngsters have contributed a lot to the franchise already. Their next assignment will be up against the Sunrisers Hyderabad tomorrow evening.

Kolkata Knight Riders
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