IPL 2020 playoff qualification scenarios: What KXIP, RR, KKR and the rest have to do to make the playoffs
Here are different permutations and combinations which will help you know what teams need to do to qualify for the IPL 2020 playoffs.
IPL 2020: Ruturaj Gaikwad shines in CSK's win over RCB; Stokes, Samson roar back to form as RR overcome MI
Check out photos from Sunday's double-header as CSK and RR defeated RCB and MI respectively.
IPL on Pod: Discussing highly consistent CSK's elimination, DC's recent struggles, Glenn Maxwell's IPL future and more
In the fifth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Jigar Mehta, Shantanu Srivastava, and Ujwal Singh discuss CSK failing to qualify for playoffs for the first time, DC losing two consecutive matches for the first time in this edition, Glenn Maxwell's IPL future, and more.
Two players, whose talents have long flickered like fickle mistresses, caught my eye. For years, I had loved them too much to trust them.
Unlike some others sides, unfortunately, CSK did not have enough top-quality young cricketers to replace the senior men who form the part of the nucleus once the tournament got underway.
"It does hurt when you don't do well, so you try to amplify certain emotions. So that the guys just don't drop the game. That can leave with 12 painful hours of the remaining time in the tournament. You have to enjoy the game no matter where you are on the table," Dhoni said.
Kohli said that CSK's smooth run-chase wasn't a true reflection of the tricky track that was on offer where his team could muster only 145/6.
IPL 2020: Struggling Chennai Super Kings pull off comprehensive eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Young Ruturaj Gaikwad (65 not out off 51 balls) showed his potential with a maiden fifty but skipper Dhoni wouldn't be wrong in thinking that it came too late in the day when the 'Yellow Brigade' is all but out of the play-off reckoning.
IPL 2020 Highlights, RCB vs CSK Match, Full Cricket Score: Gaikwad's unbeaten 65 guides Chennai to eight-wicket win over Bangalore
Chris Morris is out to bowl the penultimate over. He starts off well, with a dot, but is then hit over midwicket for four by Ruturaj Gaikwad. Chennai need just two more runs to secure what is only their fourth win of the season. Will they wrap it up in this over? Yes they will, and in some style! Gaikwad pulls over long leg for a six! Chennai win!
The three-time IPL winners have struggled in all departments of the game, leading to heavy criticism towards skipper MS Dhoni for not showing enough faith in the youngsters.
CSK were on Friday reduced to 21 for five in the powerplay and could only post a paltry 114 for nine, thanks to a 47-ball 52 by Sam Curran.
Check out photos from Match 41 of IPL 2020 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
With the loss, CSK are all but out of reckoning for a place in the playoffs with just six points from 11 matches. They remained rooted at the bottom place in the IPL points table.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings suffered their biggest IPL defeat against Mumbai Indians - losing by 10 wickets with 46 balls to spare.
IPL 2020: Trent Boult, Ishan Kishan shine in Mumbai Indians' historic win over rudderless Chennai Super Kings
With the embarrassing loss, CSK are all but out of reckoning for the play-offs with just six points from 11 games, while MI jumped to the top spot with 14 points from 10 matches.
IPL 2020 Highlights, CSK vs MI Match, Full cricket score: Ishan Kishan's 37-ball 68 guides Mumbai to 10-wicket win over Chennai
MI win by 10 wickets! They have done their net run rate a huge favour by chasing down the target inside 13 overs and without losing a wicket. They are now just one win away from reaching the playoffs. For CSK, the problems seem never-ending.
Things have gone pear-shaped for CSK since their win over MI in the tournament opener on 19 November.
IPL 2020: 'Keep supporting, keep encouraging', Dwayne Bravo appeals to CSK fans after being ruled out of tournament
The 37-year-old's pullout came as a massive blow to the already struggling side which has very slim chances of advancing to the play-offs.
The 37-year-old Bravo, an integral part of the CSK team for years now, couldn't bowl the final over against Delhi Capitals in a match in Sharjah on 17 October.
IPL 2020: Kris Srikkanth slams MS Dhoni's 'ridiculous' selections, asks what 'spark' he saw in Kedar Jadhav
Srikkanth was referring to Dhoni's remark that the youngsters in the Chennai Super Kings squad did not show the spark needed to challenge the seniors and break into the playing XI.