Kings XI Punjab hopes of making into top four teams were vanished as they lost their league last match to Deccan Chargers on Saturday.
The top four teams for the play off are as under.
Chennai Super Kings is sitting at number one position, followed by Royal challengers Bangalore. Kolkatta Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians share the 3rd and 4th place respectively. But you might need your calculators out on Sunday as the race now heats up for the top two slots.
ON 22nd May 2011 ( Sunday) Royal challengers Bangalore will face Chennai Super Kings, The winner will be get the 1st position and loser will get the 3rd. Similarly Winner of match Kolkatta Knight Riders versus Mumbai Indains will be positioned at 2nd place whereas looser will go to 4th Place.
If Chennai Super Kings loses, the winner of the Kolkatta Kinght Rider versus Mumbai Indians match will be tied with Chennai Super Kings on points and the second and third spots will then be decided on net run rates. In that case, CSK will hope that they loses by a narrow margin and Mumbai Indians wins the second game, as Sachin’s boys have the lowest net run rate of the four teams at the moment.
The format for this season gives the first two teams two shots at getting into the final. A unique eliminator concept means that the top two teams first play each other, with the winner making the final, and the loser then playing the winner of the other play-off to decide the second finalist. So getting into first and second place is very crucial for the survival of the teams.
Stage is set for a thrilling match between the four best side of IPL 4 2011 on 22dn May 2011.
The Points table