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IPL 2024 Playoffs – Qualified Teams, Schedule, Predictions

IPL 2024 Playoffs: The playoff rounds of the IPL tournament will decide the winner of the IPL season. Post the league match completion, the top 4 teams of the IPL points table will enter the playoff round.

The top four teams will play 2 qualifiers, and 1 eliminator to shortlist the IPL season finals playing teams. Check out the list of teams that qualified for the IPL 2024 playoff below:

IPL 2024 Playoffs Qualified Teams

Among 10 teams playing in IPL 2024 tournament, the top 4 teams in the IPL 2024 points table will be qualified to enter the IPL 2024 playoff rounds from which top teams will lock their horns to play the IPL 2024 finals.

Following is the status of the 10 teams who were competing in the tournament for the IPL 2024 Playoffs:

Position Teams Status
1 Kolkata Knight Riders Qualified
2 Rajasthan Royals Qualified
3 Sunrisers Hyderabad Qualified
4 Royal Challengers Bengaluru Qualified
5 Chennai Super Kings Eliminated
6 Delhi Capitals Eliminated
7 Lucknow Super Giants Eliminated
8 Gujarat Titans Eliminated
9 Punjab Kings Eliminated
10 Mumbai Indians Eliminated

TBA – To Be Announced

IPL 2024 Group A Playoff Qualified Teams

As per the IPL grouping system, 5 teams(MI, KKR, RR, DC, LSG) are placed under Group A. Check out the  IPL 2024 Group A Points Table below:

Group A Status
Kolkata Knight Riders   Qualified 
Rajasthan Royals Qualified 
Lucknow Super Giants Eliminated
Delhi Capitals Eliminated
Mumbai Indians Eliminated

IPL 2024 Group B Playoff Qualified Teams

As per the IPL grouping system, 5 teams(CSK, SRH, RCB, PBKS, GT) are placed under Group B. Check out the  IPL 2024 Group B Points Table below:

Group B Status
Chennai Super Kings Eliminated
Sunrisers Hyderabad Qualified 
Royal Challengers Bengaluru Qualified 
Punjab Kings Eliminated
Gujarat Titans Eliminated

IPL 2024 Playoffs Schedule

Though the teams to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoff will be announced post the league matches, the schedule for the IPL 2024 playoffs and final will be announced earlier.

Following are the details of the IPL 2024 playoffs and finals:

Date Match Venue Time(IST) GMT
May 21, Tue Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Qualifier 1 Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 7:30 PM 02:00 PM
May 22, Wed Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Eliminator Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 7:30 PM 02:00 PM
May 24, Fri Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, Qualifier 2 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 7:30 PM 02:00 PM
May 26, Sun Kolkata Knight Riders vs TBC, Final MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 7:30 PM 02:00 PM

IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

IPL 2024 Qualified Teams Predictions- With each team left to play handful of matches in the remainder of the league stage of the season, here’s a look at the qualification scenario of all 10 teams:

RCB IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have won just 5 games out of their first 12 matches and their playoff chances are still in oscillation. Royal Challengers Bangalore can reach a maximum of 14 points if they win their remaining two fixtures. And then they have to depend on the results of top teams.

CSK IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Chennai Super Kings are currently placed at the 4th spot in the IPL 2024 points table. Though they look comfortable at the moment, CSK need to win at least 2 of their remaining 3 games to enter the playoff round without much trouble.

To qualify for the playoffs a team requires at least 16 points. Keep that in concern, CSK can afford only one defeat in their remaining 3 games. If CSK wins all their remaining games, then Ruturaj Gaikwad and Co can comfortably enter the playoff round.

MI IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Since the introduction of 2 news in IPL 2022 season, no teams have qualified for the playoff with less than 16 points. If we follow the same, Mumbai’s chances of qualifying for the playoff round are next to impossible as they managed to score only 6 points in 10 games play played so far.

If Mumbai win all their remaining games they can score only 14 points which is 2 points less compared to the 16 points mark. Mumbai Indians also need to rely on other teams’ results to get a chance to enter the playoff round.

Mumbai Indians become the first team to be disqualified from the IPL 2024 playoff race.

RR IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Rajasthan Royals with 16 points from 11 matches nearly sealed their spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs with 3 matches remaining to play. Though RR lost those 3 matches they can still qualify for the playoffs with their decent run rate.

KKR IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Kolkata Knight Riders bagged 16 points in 11 games and are on the verge of qualifying for the playoffs. KKR needs just one win in their remaining 3 games to be qualified for the playoffs. KKR’s position in the top 4 will be decided based on the result of their remaining matches.

KKR becomes the first team to be qualified for the IPL 2024 playoffs. 

SRH IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Sunrisers Hyderabad who bagged 14 points in their first 12 games needs to win at least one of their remaining 2 matches. If they manage to register a victor in their remaining 2 matches they will end up scoring 16 points which is the required points to qualify for the playoffs.

An extra win will make their path comfortable if not then they need to maintain a better run rate compared to the other teams with the same 16 points.

PBKS IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Punjab Kings’ chances for the playoffs are still not in a healthy condition for the IPL 2024 playoffs. With a win against CSK at Chepauk, PBKS bagged 8 points in 10 matches they played. Punjab needs to win all their remaining 4 games to achieve the 16 points count which could lead them to enter the playoffs comfortably.

If not, PBKS needs to win at least 3 of their remaining 4 games which could make them score 14 points. With 14 points and a better run rate, PBKS needs to rely on other teams’ results for their playoff chances.

Punjab Kings becomes the second team to be eliminated from the IPL 2024 playoff race after Mumbai Indians.

LSG IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Lucknow Super Giants currently bagged 12 points in 12 games they played so far. If LSG wins their next couple of games they would bag 16 points but the qualification scenario needs something as dramatic as Delhi Capitals’ qualification scenario.

GT IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

IPL 2022 winners Gujarat Titans are nearly having a tough time this season. Like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Titans are also aiming to qualify for the playoffs with a maximum of 14 points. However, their net run rate is (-)1.320 gives them lesser chances for their qualification.

DC IPL 2024 Playoffs Chances

Delhi Capitals need to win all their remaining two matches to increase their playoff chances. If Delhi wins their remaining 2 games, they could end up bagging 16 points which is quite good for qualification but CSK and LSG also share the same point with DC.

As of now, CSK holds the 4th spot with a better run rate compared to DC. If CSK wins their remaining 3 matches, then DC will suffer a massive blow in their playoff race.

IPL 2024 Playoffs Stadium

The playoffs of the IPL will feature 2 qualifier matches with one eliminator and 1 final match to decide the winner of the tournament.

Date Teams Match Stadium
May 21, Tue KKR vs SRH Qualifier 1 Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
May 22, Wed RR vs RCB Eliminator Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
May 24, Fri SRH vs RR Qualifier 2 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 26, Sun KKR vs SRH Final MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

IPL 2024 Playoffs Date

The IPL 2024 playoff will begin to post the IPL 2024 league match completion. Following are the dates of the IPL 2024 playoffs:

  • Qualifier 1 – May 21, Tue
  • Eliminator – May 22, Wed
  • Qualifier 2 – May 24, Fri
  • Final – May 26, Sun

IPL 2024 Format

IPL 2024 Format: The format of the IPL 2024 edition will be the same as the previous year but there will be changes in the venues. Following are the details of the IPL 2024 Format:

  • The ten teams are divided into two groups of five.
  • A random draw was used to determine the groups and who plays whom across the groups once and twice.
  • In the group stage, each team plays 14 games facing the other four teams in their group two times each (one home and one away game), four teams in the other group once, and the remaining team two times.
  • IPL Points Table system: The team winning a match will be awarded 2 points. The losing team will not receive any points. In case of a draw or no result, both teams will be awarded 1 point.
  • A four-game playoff stage following the Page playoff system is held after the group stage. Four games will be played in the playoffs:
      • Qualifier 1: between the teams ranked first and second in the group stage.
      • Eliminator: between the teams ranked third and fourth in the group stage.
      • Qualifier 2: between the loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator.
      • Final: between the winners of Qualifiers 1 and 2.

IPL 2024 New Rules

IPL 2024 Rules: Ahead of the IPL 2024 season, BCCI has made noticeable changes in their rule book including a hike in uncapped player’s salaries and allowing a couple of bouncers in an over.

Check out the full updated IPL 2024 Rules below:

  • BCCI introduced a change in the salary of the Uncapped Indian players. As per the BCCI’s new plan, the uncapped Indians who play international cricket between IPLs will receive a hike in their IPL salary.
    • Prior to the start of any Season, the League Fee payable to any player who is uncapped is less than Rs. 50 Lakhs; and
    • Such player is then capped or achieves 5 or 10 Caps at any time during the period from the end of one Season up to the start of the next Season.
    • The League Fee payable to such Player for such next season and any subsequent season if such player’s contract is extended by the relevant franchise shall be Rs. 50 Lakhs for so long as such player has 1 Cap, Rs. 75 Lakhs for so long as such player has 5-9 Caps and Rs. 1 crore if the player has 10 Caps or more; and
    • If such player is subsequently traded then prior to such trade his League Fee shall be deemed to be determined under paragraph (c) above.
    • It is clarified that for the purposes of calculating the Salary Cap, if the player is traded, then any increase in a player’s League Fee will apply to the new franchise’s Salary Cap.
    • However, if the player remains with the existing team, then such an increase will not affect the Franchisee’s Salary Cap and the Salary Cap will remain the same as it was before the increase in Player’s League Fee.
  • BCCI included the “Smart Replay System” in the IPL 2024 season for quicker and more accurate reviews.
  • For the first time in the IPL, bowlers can bowl two bounces in an over in IPL 2024.
  • The IPL 2024 season will also retain the Impact Player Rule which was introduced in IPL 2023.
  • Team captains can walk in with 2 different team sheets before handling their final playing 11 after the toss.
    • Depending on the toss result, the teams can pick their best 11 after the toss. But till last season, the captains had to exchange the teams before the toss.
    • For Example: If team A wants to bat first and then defend a total on a slow track in turning conditions and is forced to bowl first they can pick the playing 11 with an extra spinner in the starting 11 and then they can replace a specialist bowler with a batter in the second innings to help with the run-chase.
    • BCCI introduced this rule in the 2023 edition to bring down the motto of “win toss, win match” in certain conditions.
  • IPL 2024 will have two DRS for each inning.
  • Players can take reviews for wides and no-balls in IPL
  • Upon a catch dismissal, irrespective of whether the batsmen have crossed or not the incoming batsman will take the strike, except if it’s the last ball of the over
  • If any team fails to find their playing XI due to COVID-19, the BCCI will attempt to reschedule the game later in the IPL 2024.
  • If rescheduling won’t be possible then IPL Technical Team will see the matter.
  • In Playoffs/Final: If Super Over or subsequent Super Overs can’t be completed due to some reason then the team that has finished higher in the league will be declared as the winner.
  • Over rate penalty of only four fielders outside the 30-yard circle for every over not completed in the allocated time.
  • Unfair movement of the wicketkeeper will result in a dead ball and 5 penalty runs.
  • Unfair movement by a fielder will result in a dead ball and 5 penalty runs

What is Impact Player Rule

  • Impact Player can only be an Indian player unless there are less than 4 overseas players in the Playing XI.
  • Only an overseas player who is part of 4 substitutes named in the team sheet can be used as an Impact Player. If a team introduces an overseas player as an Impact Player in a match, in no circumstance can a 5th overseas player take the field.
  • Teams need to pick 4 substitutes along with the playing X1 during toss time & out of 4, only one can be used as an impact player.
  • The captain will nominate the Impact Player
  • Impact Player can be introduced before the start of the innings, or after the completion of the over, or after the fall of a wicket or after the batter retires anytime during the over.
  • A Player who is replaced by an Impact Player (“Replaced Player”) can no longer take part in the remainder of the match and is also not permitted to return as a substitute fielder.
  • The BCCI confirms that an Impact Player cannot act as a captain.
  • An Impact Player can come in place of a retired batter who will be allowed to come later if need be.
  • Both teams are allowed to use one Impact Player per match. It is, however, not compulsory. It is up to teams whether they want to use the Impact Player or not.
  • If a player gets injured while fielding mid-over, he can no longer take part in the match if the team introduces Impact Player to replace him.
  • In case of an injury to the impact player during the match, a substitute fielder is allowed to field in place of an injured player only if umpires are satisfied.
  • The substitute shall not bowl or act as captain.
  • Penalty time for the batting and fielding teams will apply to the player off the field for the substitute as per the playing conditions.
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IPL 2024 Playoffs Rules

The playoffs consist of two Qualifiers and one Eliminator. Qualifier 1 is played first, followed by the Eliminator and then Qualifier 2.

Qualifier 1: The first Qualifier is played between the top two teams in the points table. The Qualifier is like a semi-final. The team winning this game goes straight to the IPL final. The loser of Qualifier 1 takes part in Qualifier 2 – for another shot at the final. Thus, the teams finishing in the top two spots of the points table get two bites of the cherry – they have two chances to qualify for the IPL final.

Eliminator: The Eliminator is played between teams who finish at the third and fourth position in the points table. Like the name suggests, the team losing this match is out of the competition. The winner of this match goes into Qualifier 2.

Qualifier 2: The loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator play this game. This again is like a semi-final and the team winning this game moves into the final.

IPL Final: The final and the most crucial juncture of this prestigious competition is played between the winner of Qualifier 1 and the winner of Qualifier 2.

Who qualified for IPL Playoffs Most of The Time?

Chennai Super Kings(CSK) qualified to the playoffs for the most number of times in the IPL tournament. CSK entered playoffs 12 times out of 15 seasons played so far. For the first time in IPL 2020, CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Following are the details of the IPL teams which are qualified to playoffs for the most number of times:

Team First Appearance Seasons Played Playoff Qualified Best Result
Chennai Super Kings 2008 15 12 Winner: 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders 2008 17 08 Winner: 2012, 2014, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2013 12 07 Winner: 2016
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 2008 17 09 Runner-up: 2009, 2011, 2016
Punjab Kings 2008 17 02 Runner-up: 2014
Delhi Capitals 2008 17 06 Runner up: 2020
Mumbai Indians 2008 17 10 Winner: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
Rajasthan Royals 2008 15 06 Winner: 2008
Gujarat Titans 2022 03 02 Winner: 2022
Lucknow Super Giants 2022 03 02 Playoff Qualified

Which team played most playoffs in the IPL?

Chennai Super Kings played most playoffs in the IPL. Out of 15 seasons played CSK manages to enter playoffs 12 times.

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