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In the current season of IPL, only Gujarat Titans have been able to secure a place in the playoffs. Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are out of the title race. The special thing is that some teams are also stuck in net-run rate. Let us know how to calculate net-run rate.
The 16th season of IPL is now at its final stage. 64 matches of the league round have been done and only six matches are left. After that the playoff rounds will start. So far only Gujarat Titans' place has been confirmed in the playoffs. At the same time, the teams of Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad are out of the race. After the defeat against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday (May 17), the hopes of Punjab Kings have also faded. It is difficult for him to reach the playoffs now.
The playoff race in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has become very interesting. Till May 17 (Wednesday), 64 out of 70 league matches had been played. So far only the Gujarat Titans team has been able to secure their place in the playoffs with 18 points. At the same time, the doors of Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad going to the playoffs have been closed.
Apart from these three teams, the remaining seven teams are stuck in net-run rate. Especially the net-runrate can definitely spoil the game of either Mumbai Indians or Royal Challengers Bangalore. By the way, the question must have arisen in the mind of the fans that how the net-runrate is extracted. Let's know about this.
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To get the net-runrate, the batting run rate of a team is subtracted from the bowling run rate of the team. Let's assume that the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore scores 200 runs in the stipulated 20 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad and then spends 120 runs in 20 overs while bowling, then its net-runrate will be 4. Since RCB scored 200 runs in 20 overs, the batting run rate will be 10. At the same time, due to spending 120 runs, his bowling run rate will be 6. Means by minus 6 out of 10, the net run-rate will come out.
Even if a team is all out before the scheduled overs, the net-runrate will be calculated on the basis of its scheduled overs only. For example, in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad were reduced to 108 runs in 18 overs at a run rate of six. Despite this, Sunrisers' batting run rate will be considered as 5.4 (108 runs/20 = 5.4).
If a match is interrupted due to rain or any other reason, the net-runrate will be determined on the basis of the score determined after DLS instead of the actual score. For example, if Royal Challengers Bangalore score 200 runs in 20 overs and the target for Sunrisers is reduced to 180 runs in 16 overs due to rain, then the net-run rate is also determined on the basis of runs scored in 16 overs.