Who gets to decide which teams will reach the IPL-2 Semifinals?

image1Only 2 days left in the league and 3 of the four Semifinal tickets are yet to be finalized.

With Delhi Daredevils through to the semifinal, the rest of the places in the semifinals are yet to be decided. Last week witnessed some very closely contested matches and it hasn’t been easy to guess who will be in the semifinals.

Fans are already going crazy and the cricket madness will be on its peak when the last 4 matches of the league will be played on May 20 and May 21.

While Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be fighting their skins out on the last 2 days to secure a place in the semifinals, Delhi Dare Devils, who are already on the top of the table, will continue to experiment. Kolkata Knight Riders who are already out of the contest will be only playing for some respect… perhaps even to ruin the sport-dreams of Rajasthan Royals for their ticket to the semifinals.

This is a really tricky situation… other than how these 5 teams play, there are 3 other factors that will decide the fate of the teams. First is the performance of the Kolkata Knight Riders team, the second being the Net Run Rate and third being the God of Rain.

A look at how the teams are currently placed:








Net RR

Delhi Daredevils 13 9 4 0 0 18 +0.251
Chennai 13 7 5 0 1 15 +0.932
Deccan Chargers 13 7 6 0 0 14 +0.265
Bangalore 13 7 6 0 0 14 -0.253
Kings XI Punjab 13 7 6 0 0 14 -0.423
Rajasthan Royals 13 6 6 0 1 13 -0.360
Mumbai Indians 13 5 7 0 1 11 +0.401
Kolkata 13 2 10 0 1 5 -0.891


A quick look at the remaining matches in the league:

Date and time The Fixture
Wed 20  16:00 IST Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals
Wed 20  20:00 IST Chennai Super Kings vs. Kings XI Punjab
Thu 21   16:00 IST Delhi Daredevils vs. Mumbai Indians
Thu 21  20:00 IST Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Deccan Chargers

Keep reading CricTalks to know the fate of each of these 5 teams and their chances of making it to the Semifinals.