Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders. Credits: KKR/Twitter

Explained: How Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders will be the most relieved teams in the mid-table as they are in a position of moving to the playoffs of IPL 2021 if they manage to win their last game. They had an important fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday and they won the game comfortably to make it 12 points in 13 games.

Kolkata Knight Riders are currently in the 4th position in the points table with an excellent net run rate and yesterday’s win has given them a lot more breather. They have their destiny in their own hands which is a big luxury to have at the moment. They have been winning games without the inclusion of Andre Russell and it is one of the most crucial factors for them. Here is how Kolkata Knight Riders can qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Credits: Twitter

How Kolkata Knight Riders Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs

Eoin Morgan‘s side after their win against Sunrisers Hyderabad will need to win their remaining game against Rajasthan Royals. 14 points and a better net run rate would take them to the playoffs for sure. They do not have to rely on others at the moment which is an excellent luxury to have.

Kolkata Knight Riders have got the most interesting fixture coming up as the game against Rajasthan will be like a knockout game. 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 the final game which will make it a little bit hard.

KKR still has the advantage of its excellent net run rate and the final stages could be down to 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 Rajasthan Royals on Thursday evening

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Image Credits: Twitter

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