Mumbai Indians have become the first team to seal a spot in the playoffs after Chennai Super Kings managed to spoil KKR’s playoff chances. CSK beat KKR by 6 wickets.
IPL 2020 deploys the classic double round-robin stage set-up to ensure that the best of the teams make it to the top four slots on the IPL table and qualify for the IPL playoffs. Each of the eight teams plays each of the other teams twice before getting a shot at the playoffs and then the IPL trophy.
IPL Points Table Rules
Each team will aim to consolidate their position in the top four spots on the IPL points table to make it to the semi-finals. Also, teams will target the top two table slots to get two shots at the IPL Final.
IPL teams are ranked basis the number of points they score. A team gets 2 points for each win and 1 point if the match is abandoned or ends abruptly. The losing team gets 0 points. If teams have an equal number of points, the team with a higher Net Run Rate (NRR) moves up the IPL Points Table. Often, a few teams are tied on the points table and NRR plays a crucial role in deciding the fortunes of a team.
The Net Run Rate in a tournament is the average runs per over that a team scores across the whole tournament, minus the average runs per over that is scored against them across the whole tournament.