KKR will move up to 16 points and close out the competition © IANS
KKR will move up to 16 points and close out the competition © IANS

 

May 22, 2014

 

Kolkata Knight Riders have a chance to secure their place in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 by winning their contest against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Kolkata are currently on 14 points from 12 games and a win will take them to 16, which would eliminate Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Bangalore in one stroke.

 

Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai have played 12 games each and are on 10 points. At max they can get to 14 points at the completion of the league stage. Thus, if Kolkata move to 16, the others would be out. In that event, Bangalore can only get to maximum of 12 points.

 

Thus, Gautam Gambhir’s men have their fate in their hands now and Mumbai and Hyderabad will watch this contest with keen interest.

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