Explained: How Punjab Kings (PBKS) Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Punjab Kings had a tough day in the bank after losing on a crucial game against Royal Challengers Bangalore and their IPL 2021 playoff hopes have become slimmer now. They will want a lot of results to go their way if they have to make it to the playoffs from here on and it is not going to be easy by any means.
The KL Rahul-led side are sitting at the fifth position in the IPL 2021 points table with 10 points from 13 games and their habit of losing games from winning positions will definitely come to haunt them. They have played a game extra which and Kolkata Knight Riders winning against Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday has also made their chances bleak. Here is how Punjab Kings can qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
How PBKS Can Still Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs:
Punjab Kings are almost out of the race for the playoffs after their loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous game given that they have just one game in hand. The maximum number of points they can reach from here is 12 which makes their case even tougher to qualify.
The only possible way for Punjab Kings will be to win their remaining game at first by a huge margin 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 Chennai Super Kings. They will also have to hope that Kolkata Knight Riders lose the game to RR by a huge margin.
Also, they will have to hope that RR and MI lose at least one of their remaining games and it could give them a breather possibly. The chances of Punjab making the playoffs don’t look good at the moment and they will have to pull something different out of the hat. Their next fixture will be up against the CSK side on Thursday and it will be a very important game for the side.