KKR finds themselves with a slim 4 percent chance of qualifying for the playoffs in the IPL. In their last league game, they will face off against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), and a victory in this crucial match would elevate their points tally to 14. However, even with 14 points, KKR’s chances of finishing higher than 4th place are dependent on other results.
Both Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) currently have 12 points and two games remaining, providing them with the opportunity to reach or surpass KKR’s potential 14-point tally. Additionally, LSG and Mumbai Indians (MI) have already secured enough points to be out of KKR’s reach.
For KKR to make it to the playoffs, they would need a remarkable turn of events. Ideally, they would hope for both RCB and PBKS to lose both of their remaining games, while also needing either LSG or MI to suffer defeats in both matches – preferably LSG. This scenario would allow KKR to edge through based on their victory against LSG in their last league game.
However, if KKR fails to secure a win against LSG, their journey in the tournament will come to an end, and their playoff aspirations will be dashed.
Remaining Matches for Kolkata Knight Riders:
May 20: vs Lucknow Super Giants