At this time(end of 47th game)last year in IPL7. The table was dominated by two teams KPXI & CSK…
…and yet for play-off KKR, & MI qualified along with KPXI & CSK.
Kolkata won the tournament eventually..but interestingly Mumbai who were second last in the table(above)won their last 3 games to accumulate enough points to qualify for the play-off. Teams like RR & RCB missed the opportunity to qualify.
This year, same two teams are at the top(CSK & KKR), and from last year’s table, very little chance(Mumbai) and no chance(Punjab) have to qualify for play-off.
At this junction(end of 47th game) RCB, RR, SRH & MI(outside chance)are vying for two spots for play-off. In the remaining games Mumbai has tough opponents to contest (KKR & SRH), and Hyderabad in 3 remaining games has (KPXI, RCB and MI) to contest. These two teams have outside chance to qualify in the play-off.
Bangalore, Chennai & Kolkata looks favorites to top the table.
The contest is more competitive this year, as technically six teams can qualify for the play-off!
Table at end of 47th game –
What is your prediction..who will win the IPL8,?.