The biggest carnival of Indian cricket, the Indian Premier League, is just around the corner. The 8 franchises representing 8 different premier cities of the countries, will battle it out for the coveted trophy. IPL enters its 12th edition and is set to begin from March 23. Let’s have a look at IPL 2019 Predicted Playoffs qualifying teams.
All the 8 IPL teams are raring to go. They would battle it out to finish in the top 4 of the points table as those teams qualify for the playoff. We at Cricadium, have analyzed the teams that have the strongest chance to qualify.
Here are the 4 IPL teams that have the best chance of qualifying for the playoffs
#4 Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata-based franchise didn’t get off to a great start in the IPL as they missed a playoff berth in the first 3 seasons. But fortunes turned drastically from 2011. Since then, they have made it to the playoff 6 times out of 8. Also, KKR won the IPL title twice in that duration. In the last few years, KKR has emerged as a force and one of the best sides in the league.
Last year, they went in without Gautam Gambhir, who was massively responsible for their great run. A lot of people thought it would impact them adversely. But they still lived up to the expectations and finished 3rd on the points table. They were ultimately knocked out in the second qualifier by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In IPL 2019, they have more or less the similar squad that played last year. The likes of Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik provide fierce strength to the team. It will be surprising to see if they don’t make it to the final four.