We are heading towards the business end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and stakes in the remaining games are incredibly high.
They are currently reeling at the penultimate position in the team standings and many aren’t backing them to qualify for the next stage. However, the Yellow Army must buckle up and they have all the chances to advance to the playoffs. CSK have five matches left in the competition and they must leave no stones unturned to emerge victorious every single time.
It must be noted that MS Dhoni is back at the helm of affairs for CSK as Ravindra Jadeja stepped down from captaincy following the team’s dismal show in the initial half of the competition. The massive move paid dividends straight away as CSK defeated the high-flying Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs on Sunday (May 1). However, will it be enough to see CSK enter the top four? Let’s find out!
As mentioned above, CSK have three wins in nine games and they have five matches to play. Hence, a win in all the remaining games will see the Yellow Army taking their points tally to 16. Usually, these much points are enough to see a team go through. However, things might be a bit complicated this time around.
The current table toppers GT already have 16 points and that too from just nine matches. Lucknow Super Giants are second with 14 points and have four matches to play. Rajasthan Royals and SRH are in third and fourth position with six and five wins from nine matches respectively. So, CSK should also keep an eye on the performance of these teams.
A team with 16 points is also likely to not qualify for the playoffs. Hence, CSK should also increase their net run rate which is currently -0.407.