After the match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capital went to the final over of the game where Delhi manages to squeeze a win and go to the top of the points table. This was Delhi’s 10th win of the season which earned them 20 points in 13 games as CSK staying right behind them with 18 points, both the teams have one match each before the playoff it would a thriller battle for the top spot in this year IPL.
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As of now, it looks like CSK and Delhi Capitals will finish in the top two spots which gets them two chances to reach the final this could be spoiled by the Royal Challengers Bangalore who is right at their neck on the 3rd spot. CSK’s Gaikwad and Delhi’s Shikhar Dhawan claimed higher in the orange but both were unable to snatch the top spot from the Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul. With Rahul leading the orange cap battle with 528 runs with Gaikwad and Dhawan chasing him with521 and 501 runs respectively.
The Purple Cap battle is also heating up with Harshal Patel leading the battle by 26 wickets chased by Avesh Khan and Mohammad Shami. Kolkata Knight Riders have the best chance among the chasing teams to make it to the final spot for the playoff who is currently at 12 points while the chasing teams Punjab kings, Rajasthan Royal, and Mumbai Indians all at 10 points looking to squeeze in the final spot and all hopes are out for Sunrisers Hyderabad as they are bottom of the league with only 4 points in this years IPL.