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IPL 2022 Play-Off: Here’s how 7 teams will be competing for the top 3 spot, everything you need to know

IPL 2022 has reached the time when seven teams will compete to make it to the left top three positions. Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans has already made it to the play-offs and is in a much better position than any other team.

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IPL 2022 has reached the time when seven teams will compete to make it to the left top three positions. Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans has already made it to the play-offs and is in a much better position than any other team.

The two most successful teams of Indian Premiere League, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is already out of the tournament. However, there are seven team who are still in the race, so here are some possibilities for the team to make it to the IPL Play-off:

Rajasthan Royals:

RR has the strongest claim among all teams to seal their position at the playoff. Having the maximum run rate of 0.304, Rajasthan Royals has the brightest chances to qualify. Only 5 teams can now reach to the 16 points mark and RR is already there. Now only if the team loses to CSK with huge margin and fifth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore wins their last league game by a big margin, then only RR will drop below the fourth position.

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Lucknow Super Giants:

LSG has had a pretty strong run from the starting of IPL 2022. Being a new team, Lucknow Super Giants did not let that come between them and their claim at the play-offs. However, back-to-back two losses have dropped their net run rate from 0.700 to 0.262. But the team also has 13 points from 16 matches. Now LSG will have to defeat KKR to make it to the top four.

Delhi Capitals:

Delhi Capitals has 13 points from 13 matches, the team got it’s run rate to 0.255 from 0.210 after defeating Punjab Kings. DC is currently at the fourth position on the IPL 2022 Points Table and will have to win the remaining league matches to seal their spot in the top four.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore has slipped to fifth position after DC defeated PBKS. The team has 14 points from 13 matches but their run rate will be a problem for them. RCB has a poor net run rate of -0.323, which is also less than all the IPL teams on the table. The Royals will have to defeat RCB Gujarat Titans in their last league match and also DC will have to lose to MI, for RCB to reach to the play-offs.

Kolkata Knight riders and Punjab Kings have 12 points each from 13 matches and the max they can reach is 14 points, which will not help them to qualify for the play-offs. With the Net Run Rate of 0.160, KKR will now face LSG. On the other hand, with the net run rate of -0.043, Punjab Kings will now face SRH for their last league match.

However, with the lowest points amongst team on table, Sunrisers Hyderabad have had a roller coaster season. First, they were on a losing streak, later they turned the tables and went for a winning streak but again the team lost its momentum and now with just ten points from 12 matches and a net run rate of -0.270, SRH is mathematically out of the tournament.

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IND vs BAN: Bangladesh sets 272 run target for India, Mehidy Hasan scores his first ODI century, Rohit Sharma injured

Rohit’s injury has added to India’s woes as the skipper did not turn up for opening the Indian innings.

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The second match of the 3-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh is being played in Dhaka. Bangladesh skipper decided to bat first after winning the toss at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

In the first match of this series, India had to face defeat by a margin of one wicket. Team India would like to win this match and equalize the series but host Bangladesh are in no mood to let the series slip of their hands.

First they set a target of 272 runs for India to chase and now the host are making Indian batter beg for single runs. In three overs, Men in Blue have just made just 13 runs, plus the team has lost its most precious wickets of opener Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.

Mehidy Hasan! Man of the moment

Batting first, Bangladesh has set a target of 272 runs in front of India. Mehidy Hasan scored a fine century for Bangladesh. At the same time, Mahmudullah played a brilliant inning of 77 runs. Both of them shared a record partnership of 148 runs for the seventh wicket. In the end, Nasum Ahmed scored 18 runs in 11 balls to take his team’s score beyond 250 runs.

Batting first after winning the toss, Bangladesh did not have a good start. Enamul Haque got out after scoring just 11 runs. By this time Captain Liton Das could not even open his account. He then shared a 28-run partnership with Najmul Hasan Shanto, but Liton Das was also dismissed after scoring seven runs in 23 balls. After this, Bangladesh team kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Shanto at 21, Shakib Al Hasan at 8, Mushfiqur Rahim at 12 and Afif Hussain was dismissed without opening the account.

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In 19 overs, Bangladesh had lost six wickets on the score of 69 runs. The Indian bowlers were in excellent touch with Washington Sundar taking three wickets. Siraj took two and Umran took one wicket. All the bowlers bowled economically, but after that Mehdi and Mahmudullah turned the match around. There was a 148-run partnership between the two for the seventh wicket. The pair first batted slowly to put on a half-century partnership and then scored quickly. These two took Bangladesh’s score from 69 to 217.

Skipper Rohit Sharma is retired hurt

Indian captain Rohit Sharma was injured while fielding in the second over of this match. He has injured his thumb. Bangladesh’s Enamul Haque gave an easy catch in the slip off Siraj’s ball, but Rohit could not catch it properly. The ball hit his thumb and soon blood started to flow out. He immediately left the field and was taken to the hospital for the scan. Rajat Patidar was seen fielding in his place. At the same time, Lokesh Rahul was captaining Team India.

Rohit’s injury has added to India’s woes as the skipper did not turn up for opening the Indian innings. The absence of captain Rohit can prove to be a big blow for India. However, it is not yet clear how serious Rohit’s injury is.

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IND vs BAN 2nd ODI: Team India’s final hopes to save the series, checkout time, venue and schedule

The second ODI is going to be a do or die for Team India. Bangladesh won the first match and took a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Team India landed into do or die situation after losing the first match of IND vs BAN ODI series by one run. And today both the teams will play the second match of the series which will turn out to be the decider. Where men in blue will want to win the second match and equal the score, on the other hand, host Bangladesh will try to defeat their opponents and kill their only chance to survive in the three match ODI series.

The second ODI is going to be a do or die for Team India. Bangladesh won the first match and took a 1-0 lead in the series. The last time India came to Bangladesh, the ODI series was won by the hosts and this time too they have started well. Rohit Sharma and team are known to make comebacks, and that is expected to be the case here as well. But the toss will play an important role in today’s match.

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IND vs BAN ODI Schedule and Venue

2nd ODI: Will be played on December 7 (Wednesday) at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka at 12:30 pm.

3rd ODI: Will be played on December 10 (Saturday) at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka at 12:30 pm.

IND vs BAN 2nd ODI Live Telecast and Streaming

India vs Bangladesh second ODI live match’s telecast will be available on Sony Network. Apart from this, the match will also come live on DD Sports (DD Free Dish). There will be live streaming on Sony Liv app. You can also enjoy live cricket matches on Jio TV app as well.

IND vs BAN ODI Squads

India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Shahbaz Ahmed and Umran Malik.

Bangladesh ODI Squad: Liton Das (captain, wk), Najmul Hossain Shanti, Yasir Ali, Asif Hossain, Mahamudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nurul Hasan (wk) Wicket-keeper), Ibadat Hossain, Hasan Mahmood, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasam Ahmed and Taskin Ahmed.

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Dinesh Karthik breaks silence on Rohit Sharma’s poor captaincy stint, says Indian batters are failing the entire team

Dinesh Karthik said that Rohit Sharma made a mistake by not giving a single over to any spinner.

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Dinesh Karthik breaks silence on Rohit Sharma's poor captaincy stint, says Indian batters are failing the entire team

Team India has not had a satisfactory start of Bangladesh tour. In the first ODI, India lost by a close margin of one wicket and gave a lead of 1-0 to the host. India had scored only 186 runs while batting first, but came close to winning this match.

In such a situation, India’s victory seemed certain, but Indian players lost the match by dropping catches on important occasions. And as they say, catches win you matches, and seems like Team India is still in the T20 zone and is finding it hard to bat and ball for 50-50 overs.

After the match, Dinesh Karthik talked about the shortcomings of Team India. During this, he also targeted skipper Rohit Sharma and raised questions on Rohit’s captaincy. He also discussed the bating of men in blue fiercely.

Karthik said that Rohit Sharma should know know that the team did not bowl well in those last 6 overs. DK added that Rohit Sharma made a mistake by not giving a single over to any spinner. Shabaz got five and Washington Sundar got five wickets and there were overs left to bowl. In such a situation, Bangladesh batsmen could have been forced to go for big shots by deploying fielders on the boundary line, but Team India did not do so. However, India did not lose the match because of bowling.

Karthik said that the fact that let them down to a great extent was Team India’s batting. The bowlers did a great job taking nine wickets and got India in a strong position at the end of 40 overs. Things got worse after that. But no partnership in those last eight overs, that was the main reason for the match losing out of Indian hands. Moreover after the match was over, Indian captain Rohit Sharma also admitted that his batsmen needed to perform better.

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