Punjab Kings will be happy with the result of yesterday’s encounter in IPL 2021 between CSK and SRH and it has certainly cleared their hurdles for moving into the playoffs. Punjab still needs a lot of help from the teams in the mid-table or they would have to win games by a big margin to make it to the playoffs.
The KL Rahul-led side is currently on 8 points from 11 games with four wins and they cannot afford to lose any more games. Their fortunes might be decided by the game against KKR today and it will be one of the closely followed games in this IPL 2021. Here is how Punjab Kings can qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
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 IPL 2021 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 today and it will be a very important game for the side.