Explained: How Punjab Kings (PBKS) Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Punjab Kings have been able to stay in contention for an IPL 2021 playoff spot still with their win in the previous game and they would have ideally wanted Mumbai to lose yesterday. It did happen but Rajasthan Royals winning might not help them and it will add a lot more competition for the fourth spot in the playoffs.
The KL Rahul-led side is currently in the fifth position with 10 points on board from 12 games and their net run rate will have to get better if they have to qualify on their own terms. They look like a better team and have started to peak at the right time now which will be handy for them. Here is how Punjab Kings can qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
How PBKS Can Still Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs:
Punjab Kings will still 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 two 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 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 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 visible at the moment and they will have to continue the momentum going forward. Their next fixture will be up against the RCB side today and it will be a very important game for the side.