IPL Trophy © AFP
IPL Trophy © AFP

April 23, 2018 IPL Points Table: The 11th season of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) commenced on April 7, 2018. The tournament already has witnessed a few nail-biters right since the opener between Mumbai Indians (MI) versus Chennai Super Kings (CSK), that the latter managed to win. The Match 25 saw a another low scoring contest. It was Sunrisers Hyderbad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabagd. It was Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan and Sandeep Sharma, who defended 132 runs against a batting heavy Punjab side. Ankit Rajpoot picked his career-best figures of 5 for 14, but was not enough for his side, who lost by runs.

This year, the tournament is being played across 10 Indian cities. Jaipur makes a entry back as host city after missing out on action for the past many years, the other nine home cities are Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Mohali, Kolkata, Delhi and Indore. The matches will be played at two time slots: IST 04:00 PM and IST 08:00 PM. IPL 11 will be relatively longer than its previous edition, with the matches scheduled to be played across the span of 49 days. Both the tournament opener as well as final, which will be played on May 21, will be conducted in Hyderabad.

All the teams will play each other twice, as always, on a home-away basis. After the conclusion of the league stage, the top four teams on the points table will progress to the next round. In case multiple teams end on same points, Net Run Rate (NRR) will determine which teams go further. Of these, the teams finishing No. 1 and 2 will get two shots at making it to the final. They will play each other in Qualifier 1 and the winner of the match will go directly to the final. The losing team, however, will get another crack at making it to the final, as it will take on the winner of No. 3 and No. 4 in Qualifier 2.

Check out IPL 2018 Points Table Updated Here:

Points Table              
TEAM M W L T N/R PT NRR
Chennai 6 5 1 0 0 10 0.662
Hyderabad 7 6 1 0 0 10 0.509
Punjab 7 4 3 0 0 10 0.228
Kolkata 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.572
Rajasthan 6 3 3 0 0 6 -0.801
Bangalore 5 2 4 0 0 4 -0.446
Mumbai 6 1 5 0 0 2 0.008
Delhi 6 1 5 0 0 2 -1.097

Table was updated after Indian Premier League 2018 Match 25 SRH and KXIP.