Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Friday night to further complicate the playoff race. If Punjab team wins this match .. Rajasthan will exit the playoff race. Delhi and Mumbai will not play in Dubai on Saturday afternoon. In another match, Bangalore and Hyderabad teams will clash in Sharjah. If Hyderabad wins this match, it will not only advance in the playoff race but also have a chance to get a place in the top-4. This is because the net run rate is +0.396. It is noteworthy that no other team except Mumbai has a better run rate than Hyderabad.
Clarity on the playoff berths is yet to come as the IPL 2020 season reaches the end of the league phase. With the league phase coming to an end in another four days, only Mumbai Indians have qualified for the playoffs so far. Chennai Super Kings have exited the race. It is unclear which of the remaining six teams will advance to the playoffs. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals, who have been looking to reach the playoffs easily, have been hesitant recently. Most importantly .. Delhi team has lost in the last three matches played .. Bangalore has lost in the last two matches. With that .. the teams at the bottom of the points table are slowly rising.