Mumbai. The league round of IPL 2022 is about to end, but there are still many important matches left. In the 67th match of the 15th season of the T20 league, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Gujarat Titans after some time. A win is essential for RCB and Virat Kohli to make it to the playoff race. On the other hand, even if the team of Gujarat loses this match, it will remain on top. In such a situation, the team will take this match as a preparation before Qualifier-1. The team has won 10 out of 13 matches so far. Gujarat is on top with 20 points. At the same time, RCB has won 7 matches out of 13 so far. The team is at number 5 with 14 points.
If the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore wins today’s match, then it will get 16 points. Three teams already have 16 or more points. Apart from Gujarat, Lucknow Super Giants have 18 points and Rajasthan Royals have 16 points. In such a situation, the teams of Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be out of the race for the playoffs. Both have one match left and both have 12 points each. That is, both the teams will be able to reach a maximum of 14 points. The clash of the two is to be held on 22 May. It is also the final match of the league round of the tournament.
Rahul and Mayank are good friends
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are good friends. Till last season both were in the teams. Rahul was the captain of Punjab and was opening with Mayank Agarwal. But before the current season, he left the team. He is now captaining Lucknow. At the same time, Mayank got the command of Punjab. After the captaincy, Mayank Agarwal could not show amazing with the bat. Due to this the performance of the team has also not been special.
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Earlier, 3 teams that won 11 IPL titles have been out of the race for the playoffs. This includes Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Mumbai has won the title 5 times. While defending champions CSK have 4 titles while KKR have 2 titles. This time a new champion can be seen in the tournament. The final match is to be played on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Tags: Gujarat Titans, IPL, IPL 2022, Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 19, 2022, 17:46 IST