Explained: How PBKS Can Still Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Punjab Kings have been pretty inconsistent so far in IPL 2021 and yesterday’s loss to the Mumbai Indians will certainly not help their cause. They have been looking to put up a formidable performance but they lacked the tenacity and intent needed, and it was visible in the field yesterday.
However, they can still make it to the playoffs based on certain scenario’s and the KL Rahul-led side will be hoping for some better performances. The PBKS side is currently at the sixth position with 8 points from 11 games and their net run rate isn’t good either at the moment. It will be tough work from here on and here is how PBKS can still qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
Explained: How PBKS Can Still Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs:
Punjab Kings will have their work cut out clearly if they have to make it to the playoffs from here on. They have some tough matches coming up and they cannot afford to lose any of those games if they have to stay in contention. The maximum number of points they can reach from here is 14 which makes their case even tougher to qualify.
The only possible way for Punjab Kings will be to win all their three remaining games at first as it will keep them in the race for the playoff spot. But it won’t be easy as their next fixtures will be up against KKR, CSK, and RCB. They will also have to win two games of these games at a bigger margin so that their net run rate gets better.
Also, they will have to hope that RR, KKR, and MI lose at least two of their remaining games and it could give them a breather possibly. The chances of Punjab making the playoffs look very tough at the moment and they will have to find the momentum going soon. Their next fixture will be up against the KKR side and it will be a very important game for the side.