IPL 2022 Playoffs – Qualified Teams, Schedule, Predictions

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IPL 2022 Playoffs
IPL 2022 Playoffs

IPL 2022 Playoffs: The playoffs 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 playoffs 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 2022 playoff below:

IPL 2022 Playoffs Qualified Teams

Among 10 teams playing in IPL 2022 tournament, the top 4 teams in the IPL 2022 points table will be qualified to enter the IPL 2022 playoff rounds from which top teams will lock their horns to play the IPL 2022 finals.

Following is the status of the 10 teams who were competing in the tournament for the IPL 2022 Playoffs:

PositionTeamsStatus
1Gujarat Titans
Qualified
2Lucknow Super GiantsQualified
3Rajasthan RoyalsQualified
4Royal Challengers BangaloreQualified
5Delhi CapitalsEliminated
6Sunrisers HyderabadEliminated
7Punjab KingsEliminated
8Kolkata Knight RidersEliminated
9Chennai Super KingsEliminated
10Mumbai Indians
Eliminated

IPL 2022 Group A Playoff Qualified Teams

As per IPL grouping system, MI, KKR, RR, DC and LSG are placed under Group A. Check out the  IPL 2022 Group A Points Table below:

Group AStatus
Lucknow Super GiantsQualified
Rajasthan RoyalsQualified
Delhi CapitalsEliminated
Mumbai IndiansEliminated
Kolkata Knight RidersEliminated

IPL 2022 Group B Playoff Qualified Teams

As per IPL grouping system, CSK, SRH, RCB, PBKS and GT are placed under Group B. Check out the IPL 2022 Group B Points Table below:

Group BStatus
Gujarat TitansQualified
Royal Challengers BangaloreQualified
Sunrisers HyderabadEliminated
Punjab KingsEliminated
Chennai Super KingsEliminated

IPL 2022 Playoffs Schedule

Though the teams to qualify for the IPL 2022 playoff will announce post the league matches, the schedule for the IPL 2022 playoffs and final will be announced earlier.

Following are the details of the IPL 2022 playoffs and finals:

DateMatchVenueTime(IST)Local TimeGMT
May 24GT vs RR, Qualifier 1Eden Gardens, Kolkata7: 30 PM7: 30 PM02:00 PM
May 25LSG vs RCB, EliminatorEden Gardens, Kolkata7: 30 PM7: 30 PM02:00 PM
May 27RR vs RCB, Qualifier 2Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad7: 30 PM7: 30 PM02:00 PM
May 29GT vs RR, FinalNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad8: 00 PM8: 00 PM02:30 PM

IPL 2022 Playoffs Chances

IPL 2022 Qualified Teams Predictions- With each team left to play handfull of matches in the remainder of the league stage of the season, here’s a look at the qualification scenario of all 10 teams:

Chennai Super Kings

So far Chennai Super Kings have qualified for 11 playoffs out of 12 seasons they played. CSK has won the IPL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.

IPL 2022: The four times IPL title winners Chennai Super Kings struggle a lot after an unexpected captaincy change. Following are the details of the CSK’s performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Delhi Capitals

Delhi Capitals who qualified 6 times for the playoff rounds have never won the IPL trophy. DC have completed as runner-up of the IPL 2020 season where they lost the match to Mumbai Indians in the final.

IPL 2022: Rishabh Pant led Delhi Capitals kick-start their IPL 2022 campaign with a victory over Mumbai Indians on March 27. Following are the details of the Delhi Capitals’ performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB is considered as one of the power pack teams when we analyse the team player’s stats but still fails to lift their maiden IPL trophy. RCB have qualified 7 times to the playoff out of 14 matches they played.

IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore kick started their IPL 2022 campaign under their new captain Faf du Plessis with the match against Punjab Kings on March 27. Following are the details of the RCB’s  performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Kolkata Knight Riders

Two times IPL trophy winners will feature under a new captain for the IPL 2022 season. After their defeat in IPL 2021 final, KKR released their skipper Eoin Morgan and roped Shreyas Iyer in the IPL 2022 mega auction, and named him as captain.

IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer led Kolkata Knight Riders played their first league match of IPL 2022 against Chennai Super Kings on March 26. Following are the details of the KKR’s performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Mumbai Indians

Five times IPL trophy winner Mumbai Indians is considered as one of the most successful teams of the IPL tournament. Mumbai Indians won the IPL trophies in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020.

IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians played their first league match of IPL 2022 on March 27 against Delhi Capitals. Notably, Mumbai beats Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022 final match and scatters the dream of Delhi’s maiden IPL title by beating DC by 5 wickets. Following are the details of the Mumbai Indians’ performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Punjab Kings

Since 2015 Punjab Kings failed to enter into the playoff rounds. Punjab Kings/Kings XI Punjab struggles a lot in recent times. PBKS have named Mayank Agarwal as their captain for the IPL 2022 season.

IPL 2022: Under new captain Mayank Agarwal, Punjab Kings played their first league match of IPL 2022 against RCB on March 27. Following are the details of the Punjab Kings’ performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won the IPL title in the inaugural edition of the tournament – 2008. Since then, RR have won any trophies and moreover, the team has qualified for the playoffs only 4 times in their 14 season participation.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals played their first league match of the IPL 2022 season against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 29. Following are the details of the Rajasthan Royals’ performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Making their debut in IPL 2013 season, SRH won their maiden IPL title in the 2016 season under David Warner. Notably, SRH become the third-fastest team to win the trophy since their IPL appearance.

  • Appeared in 2008, RR won their maiden IPL trophy in their 1st(2008) season.
  • Appeared in 2008, CSK won their maiden IPL trophy in their 3rd(2010) season.
  • Appeared in 2013, SRH won their maiden trophy in their 4th(2016) season.
  • Appeared in 2008, KKR won their maiden IPL trophy in their 5th(2012) season.

IPL 2022: Kane Williamson led Sunrisers Hyderabad kick started their IPL 2022 campaign with a match against Rajasthan Royals on March 29. Following are the details of the SRH’s performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Lucknow Super Giants

Under KL Rahul’s captaincy, Lucknow Super Giants made their IPL debut in 2022 season where they played their first match against Gujarat Titans on March 28. Following are the details of the Lucknow Super Giants’ performances in IPL 2022 so far:

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titas made their first appearance in the IPL 2022 season under Hardik Pandya’s captaincy. On March 28, Gujarat Titans played their debut IPLmatch against Lucknow Super Giants.

IPL 2022 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.

DateTeamsPlayOffsStadium
May 24GT vs RRQualifier 1Eden Gardens, Kolkata
May 26LSG vs RCBEliminatorEden Gardens, Kolkata
May 27RR vs RCBQualifier 2Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
May 29GT vs RRFinalNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

IPL 2022 Playoffs Date

The IPL 2022 playoff will begin to post the IPL 2022 league match completion. Following are the dates of the IPL 2022 playoffs:

  • Qualifier 1 – May 24, 2022
  • Eliminator – May 26, 2022
  • Qualifier 2 – May 27, 2022
  • Final – May 29, 2022

IPL 2022 Format and New Rules 

The IPL 2022 format is not something unfamiliar to the IPL cricket community. The format has been used in the 2011 IPL where the tournament is played with a total of 10 teams.

  • 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 2022 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 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 11 times out of 13 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:

TeamFirst AppearanceSeasons PlayedPlayoff QualifiedBest Result
Chennai Super Kings20081211Winner: 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders2008147Winner: 2012, 2014
Sunrisers Hyderabad201396Winner: 2016
Royal Challengers Bangalore2008147Runner up: 2009, 2011, 2016
Punjab Kings2008142Runner up: 2014
Delhi Capitals2008146Runner up: 2020
Mumbai Indians2008149Winner: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
Rajasthan Royals2008144Winner: 2008
Gujarat Titans20220101Winner: 2022
Lucknow Super Giants20220101Playoff Qualified

Which team played most playoffs in IPL?

Chennai Super Kings played most playoffs in IPL. Out of 13 seasons played CSK manages to enter playoffs 11 times.