GT vs KKR, IPL 2024 Match 63: Rain Eliminates Gujarat Titans From Playoffs Race; Here’s How

GT vs KKR, IPL 2024 Match 63: Rain Eliminates Gujarat Titans From Playoffs Race; Here’s How

Even if GT win their last match of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad, they can maximum reach 13 points but not enough to make it to the top 4 on the points table.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 02:15 AM IST
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Gujarat Titans became the latest to get knocked out of the tournament after Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings in IPL 2024. Shubman Gill-led side's hopes of making it to the playoffs officially dashed after their final game of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders washed out due to heavy rain in Ahmedabad on Monday, May 13.

With this Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders will earn one point each due to no-result (NR) in the match. Even if GT win their last match of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad, they can maximum reach 13 points but not enough to make it to the top 4 on the points table.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders will finish in top 2 in the league stage. SHreyas Iyer-led will play their final league stage match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, May 19 . KKR were the first team to qualify for the playoffs after registering their ninth win of the season against Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on May 11.

IPL 2024 Points Table

IPL 2024 Points Table | BCCI/IPL

Rajasthan Royals have almost qualified for the playoffs but just need a win to officially secure their berth for the knockouts. Sanju Samson-led side's suffered three consecutive losses against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. The win in their next match against Punjab Kings will help them secure second spot and will face KKR in Qualifier 1.

Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently at the third spot but a win in either of two games against Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans will help them secure their berth for the playoffs.

Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bengaluru are likely to fight for the fourth place finish in the league stage.

Tushar Deshpande and Khaleel Ahmed enter top 5 in Purple Cap race

Chennai Super Kings pacer Tushar Deshpande and Delhi Capitals speedster Khaleel Ahmed became the latest entrants in the race for the Purple Cap. Deshpande and Ahmed have 16 wickets each from 13 matches and are currently at the fourth and sixth spots on the leading wicket-takers chart of the IPL 2024.

Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Varun Chakravarthy currently occupy third in the Purple Cap list with 18 wickets, respectively.

Mumbai Indians pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah continues to remain the leading run-wickettaker of the season, while Punjab Kings pacer Harshal Patel sit at the second spot in the Purple Cap race. Bumrah and Harshal have picked 20 wickets each in the ongoing IPL season.

KKR pacer Harshit Rana too in contention for the Purple Cap as he has picked 16 wickets in the IPL 2024.

Virat Kohli firms at the top of Orange Cap list

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) star batter Virat Kohli continues to lead the race for the Orange Cap, with 661 runs, including a century and 5 fifties, at an average of 66.10 and a strike rate of 155.16 in 13 matches.

Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad is at the 2nd spot with 583 runs, while Sunrisers Hyderabad's attacking batter Travis Head is currently at the third position in the Orange Cap race with 533 runs.

IPL 2024 Orange Cap

IPL 2024 Orange Cap | BCCI/IPL

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson has been leading the team's batting from front and is among the strong contenders to win the Orange Cap with 483 runs in 12 matches. Meanwhile, Riyan Parag too in contention for the Orange as he is at the sixth spot with 483 runs in 12 matches.

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