How can DC still qualify for playoffs in IPL 2023?

Delhi Capitals suffered their seventh loss of IPL 2023 last night (May 10) against Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Many in the cricket universe feel that DC has been knocked out of the tournament following their loss against CSK.

However, the same is not true. Delhi Capitals still have a chance to finish in the Top 4 of the IPL 2023 Points Table. Their chances have dropped significantly after the 27-run loss against Chennai Super Kings, but they still have a slim chance.

DC is currently 10th in the point standings with eight points from 11 games. They have three games left, two of them against Kings of Punjabwhile their last game of the league phase will take place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium against the Chennai Super Kings.

Delhi Capitals need 3 wins and few other results to qualify for IPL playoffs 2023

The first condition for DC to finish in the Top 4 is that they win the remaining three games of the league stage. If they beat Kings of Punjab twice and avenging their recent loss against the Chennai Super Kings, the Delhi Capitals will finish with 14 points on their tally.

DC also needs to make sure they record big wins against PBKS and CSK in order to have a good net run rate. Their current net run rate is -0.605, which is the worst among the 10 teams.

Assuming Delhi Capitals reach 14 points, with a decent net run rate, here is the list of the other finishers that need to go the way of DC for them to finish in the top 4.

  1. GT and MI win their remaining league games, CSK defeats KKR.
  2. LSG beat KKR but lost to SRH and MI.
  3. RR loses at least 2 of their remaining 3 matches against RCB, PBKS and KKR.

If the aforementioned three things happen, DC can qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs with 14 points in their tally. They will finish 4th, behind Gujarati TitansChennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

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