SRH becomes third team after KKR and RR to qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs after losing to GT

SRH captain Pat Cummins

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), on Thursday (May 16), booked their place in the ongoing IPL 2024 playoffs after their match against the Gujarat Titans at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was eliminated without a ball being bowled.

Both teams received one point each after the washout. SRH now have 15 points from 13 games and have moved to third place in the points table. They will finish in the top four regardless of the result of their last league match.

Also read: IPL playoff scenarios for CSK, RCB, DC and LSG if SRH vs GT goes away

The defeat, however, has been a serious blow to their chances of finishing in the top two. Even if they win their last league match, which is against Punjab Kings, their fate will depend on the match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

If RR manages to beat leaders KKR, they will finish in second place regardless of SRH’s result in their game. For SRH to finish in the top two, he needs to win his last game, while RR will have to lose theirs. As far as GT is concerned, they were already eliminated from the playoff race after their last match against KKR was also eliminated. The Shubman Gill-led team finished their IPL 2024 campaign in eighth place with 12 points.

Four teams in dispute for a place:

Four teams are still in the fight for the remaining playoff spot: Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants. DC and LSG’s chances of advancing are very less due to their poor net run rate. LSG will also have to win their remaining match first to finish with 14 points.

The match between CSK and RCB will decide the team that will be the fourth to make the playoffs. A CSK win will be enough to make it to the playoffs. Even if they lose, they can qualify if they manage to finish the league stage with a better net performance than RCB.

IPL 2024 Points Table:

equipment Mat Cattle Lost Tied NR points NRR
Riders of the Knights of Calcutta (Q) 13 9 3 0 1 19 1,428
Rajasthan Royals (Q) 13 8 5 0 0 sixteen 0.273
Sunrise Hyderabad (Q) 13 7 5 0 1 fifteen 0.406
Chennai Super Kings 13 7 6 0 0 14 0.528
Capitals of Delhi 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.377
Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 6 7 0 0 12 0.387
Lucknow Supergiants 13 6 7 0 0 12 -0.787
Gujarat Titans (E) 14 5 7 0 2 12 -1,063
Kings of Punjab (E) 13 5 8 0 0 10 -0.347
Mumbai Indians (E) 13 4 9 0 0 8 -0.271