IPL 2019 - Playoffs begin today
May 7, 2019
The league matches of the Indian Premier League 2019 have ended and the playoffs begin from today evening.
After 56 matches played in the current IPL season, 4 teams have qualified for the playoffs. These teams are Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Qualifier 1 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Chennai today while the Eliminator match will feature Delhi Capitals Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Vizag tomorrow.
Qualifier 2 will be played on 10 May between losing team of Qualifier 1 and winner of Eliminator in Visakhapatnam.
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have been strong IPL teams and have won the IPL three times each while Sunrisers Hyderabad had won the IPL in 2016. Delhi Capitals have never reached the finals so far.
Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have emerged as the top three teams this season with 18 points each but different Net Run Rates-NRR.
The final will be played on 12 May at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.
S A N D E E Pâ€ tweeted,Most ignored column in a points table made a huge impact in this year's #IPL..Super strong KKR missed the opportunity to qualify for the #IPLPlayoffs with a very little difference in NRR.. and thereby pushing SRH to playoffs..I think from next year there will be a spl look on NRR "
Aakash Choprawrote,So, first time in the history of the #IPL, a team with 12 points will qualify for the playoffs. Three teams locked on same points. I'm convinced that it's because of VVS Laxman's good karma that #SRH will make it