IPL 2023 Playoffs – Qualified Teams, Schedule, Predictions

IPL 2022 Playoffs
IPL 2022 Playoffs

IPL 2023 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 2023 playoff below:

IPL 2023 Playoffs Qualified Teams

Among 10 teams playing in IPL 2023 tournament, the top 4 teams in the IPL 2023 points table will be qualified to enter the IPL 2023 playoff rounds from which top teams will lock their horns to play the IPL 2023 finals.

Following is the status of the 10 teams who were competing in the tournament for the IPL 2023 Playoffs:

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

TBA – To Be Announced

CHECK: IPL 2023 Playoffs Chances – Qualification Scenarios For All Teams

IPL 2023 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 2023 Group A Points Table below:

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

IPL 2023 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 2023 Group B Points Table below:

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

IPL 2023 Playoffs Schedule

Though the teams to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoff will announce post the league matches, the schedule for the IPL 2023 playoffs and final will be announced earlier.

Following are the details of the IPL 2023 playoffs and finals:

Date Match Venue Time(IST) GMT
23-May Qualifier 1Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 07:30 PM 02:00 PM
24-May EliminatorLucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 07:30 PM 02:00 PM
26-May Qualifier 2 – Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 07:30 PM 02:00 PM
28-May Final – Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 07:30 PM 02:00 PM

IPL 2023 Playoffs Chances

IPL 2023 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 the total seasons they played. CSK has won the IPL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.

Following are the details of CSK’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

CHECK: CSK Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

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.

David Warner-led Delhi Capitals will kick start their season with match against Lucknow Super Giants on April 1.

Delhi Capitals becomes the first team to eliminate from IPL 2023. 

Following are the details of DC’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: DC Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

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 8 times to the playoff out of the total seasons they played so far.

Royal Challengers Bangalore kickstarted their IPL 2023 campaign with the match against Mumbai Indians on April 2. Following are the details of the RCB’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: RCB Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

Kolkata Knight Riders

Two times IPL trophy winners will play their first match of the tournament against Punjab Kings on April 1. 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.

Following are the details of the KKR’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: KKR Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

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.

Mumbai Indians is scheduled to play their first match of the tournament against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 2. Following are the details of the MI’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: MI Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

Punjab Kings

Since 2015 Punjab Kings failed to enter the playoff rounds. Punjab Kings/Kings XI Punjab struggles a lot in recent times. PBKS have named Shikhar Dhawan as their captain for the IPL 2023 season.

Punjab Kings is scheduled to play their first match of the league against KKR on April 1. Following are the details of the PBKS’ performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: PBKS Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won the IPL title in the inaugural edition of the tournament – in 2008. Since then, RR has never won any trophies and moreover, the team has ended up winning the runner-up title for the 2022 season.

Rajasthan Royals will play their first match of the tournament against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 2. Following are the details of the RR’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: RR Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

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.

Aiden Markram-led SRH will play their first tournament match against Rajasthan Royals on April 2. Following are the details of the SRH’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: SRH Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

Lucknow Super Giants

Under KL Rahul’s captaincy, Lucknow Super Giants made their IPL debut in 2022 season and ended up in 3rd position. Following are the details of the LSG’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: LSG Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans won their first title in their first appearance in the IPL 2022 season under Hardik Pandya’s captaincy. Defending champions Gujarat Titans will play their first match of the IPL 2023 against Chennai Super Kings on March 31.

Following are the details of the GT’s performances in IPL 2023 so far. Match results will be updated right after the match ends:

READ: GT Schedule 2023 | Home and Away IPL Match Fixtures, Time

IPL 2023 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
23-May TBA Qualifier 1 – Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
24-May TBA Eliminator – Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
26-May TBA Qualifier 2 – Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
28-May TBA Final – Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

IPL 2023 Playoffs Date

The IPL 2023 playoff will begin to post the IPL 2023 league match completion. Following are the dates of the IPL 2023 playoffs:

  • Qualifier 1 – May 23
  • Eliminator – May 24
  • Qualifier 2 – May 26
  • Final – May 28

IPL 2023 Format

IPL 2023 Format: The format of the IPL 2023 edition will be the same as the previous year but there will be changes in the venues. Following are the details of the IPL 2023 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 2023 New Rules

IPL 2023 New Rules: BCCI introduced Impact Player Rule in IPL 2023 season and bring up a major change in IPL history. Apart from this, the tournament will follow the last edition’s rules. Following are the details of the IPL 2023 rules:

  • IPL 2023 to have two DRS for each inning.
  • 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 2023.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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 2023 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 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:

Team First Appearance Seasons Played Playoff Qualified Best Result
Chennai Super Kings 2008 13 11 Winner: 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders 2008 15 7 Winner: 2012, 2014
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2013 10 6 Winner: 2016
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2008 15 8 Runner-up: 2009, 2011, 2016
Punjab Kings 2008 15 2 Runner-up: 2014
Delhi Capitals 2008 15 6 Runner up: 2020
Mumbai Indians 2008 16 9 Winner: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020
Rajasthan Royals 2008 13 5 Winner: 2008
Gujarat Titans 2022 01 01 Winner: 2022
Lucknow Super Giants 2022 01 01 Playoff 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.