The group stage matches of the 2015 IPL came to a conclusion on Sunday and all the attention has now turned to the IPL Playoffs.
Four teams with all guns blazing in the IPL Playoffs
This year’s IPL Playoffs will see Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals battling it out for a place in the finals.
Chennai goes into the playoffs as the first placed team in the group stage. Mumbai Indians secured the second place while Bangalore and Rajasthan are placed third and fourth respectively. Thanks to their leadership position on the points table, Chennai and Mumbai go into the playoffs with an advantage over the other two teams.
The first match of the playoffs will be a Qualifier between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The winner of the match will get a direct spot in the 2015 IPL finals while the loser will have to wait for the winner of the Eliminator match.
This eliminator Match will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. It will be a straight knockout match with the winner getting into a Qualifier match while the loser will see the end of their campaign.
The winner of Royal Challengers vs. Rajasthan Royals will face off against the loser of Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians in the last playoff qualifier match which will be a virtual semi final. The winner of this match will be the second team in the final of 2015 IPL. So to summarize, Chennai and Mumbai will get two chances to reach the IPL Finals whereas RCB and Rajasthan will have to win two matches to reach the final.
Schedule for 2015 IPL Playoffs:
1st placed team (Chennai Super Kings) vs. 2nd placed team (Mumbai Indians)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 19 May Tuesday
IST: 8 PM
3rd placed team (Royal Challengers Bangalore) vs. 4th placed team (Rajasthan Royals)
Venue: MCA International Stadium, Gahunje, Pune
Date: 20 May Wednesday
Loser of Qualifier 1 vs. Winner of Eliminator
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Date: 22 May, Friday
IST: 8 PM
Winner of Qualifier 1 vs. Winner of Qualifier 2
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 24 May, Sunday
IST: 8 PM
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