Punjab Kings (PBKS), a team fighting for a place in the IPL 2023 playoffs, is set to face the Rajasthan Royals in their remaining fixture on May 19. The outcome of this match will have a significant impact on PBKS’s qualification prospects. Let’s explore the different scenarios that could determine their path to the playoffs.
If the Punjab Kings secure a victory in their upcoming match against the Rajasthan Royals, their qualification for the playoffs will depend on several factors. Similar to the Kolkata Knight Riders, PBKS would need to win by an enormous margin. Additionally, for their qualification hopes to remain alive, the Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders must all end up on the losing side in their respective last fixtures.
However, if the Punjab Kings face defeat in their last match, their playoff aspirations will be shattered, resulting in elimination from the tournament. A loss would leave them with an insufficient number of points to secure a playoff spot, making it impossible for them to progress in the IPL 2023.