With the month coming to an end, the season of IPL 2018 is also coming to an end with 4 teams qualified for playoffs i.e., Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. This season of IPL was so much exciting as it was not decided till the last match that which four teams are going to qualify for playoffs and at which positions. The Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the point table followed by Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively.
The teams which are at top two positions i.e., Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings will play for Qualifier 1 on 22 May 2018 and rest two teams will play for Eliminator on 23 May 2018. The team winning the Qualifier 1 will qualify for Final whereas the team losing the Qualifier 1 will get one more chance to qualify for Final.
The teams i.e., Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will play Eliminator. The team winning the Eliminator will play a match with the team losing the Qualifier 1 that will be Qualifier 2 on 25 May 2018. The team losing the Eliminator will be knocked out of the IPL Title 2018.
The team winning the Qualifier 2 will qualify for Final which will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 27 May 2018. The team winning the Final will lift the IPL Title of 2018.
The team which is favourite is Chennai Super Kings because of the Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni. But Sunrisers Hyderabad has a great bowling line up, in many low scoring matches, they have impressed all with there bowling attack and have won the matches so far. So it will be quite difficult for Chennai Super Kings to win the Qualifier 1 as Sunrisers Hyderabad are well prepared.
If the opening pair of Sunrisers Hyderabad gives a good start to there team, then they can put a huge total on the board which will be difficult for the opponent team to chase as the bowling attack is strong.
Every time Sunil Narine tries to gives a quick start to Kolkata Knight Riders with quick boundaries and puts pressure on the opponent team. Due to the quick start provided by Narine, Kolkata Knight Riders have a huge total on the board. So if Narine gives a good start to Kolkata Knight Riders and there batting line up does not collapse, then they have a chance to win.
The Rajasthan Royals is very much dependent on Jos Butler as he is the leading run scorer of there team. He has won many matches for Rajasthan Royals single-handedly. Jos Butler is the key player and his team is very much dependent upon his performance. He has to score well to take his team home with IPL Title 2018.