Which are the 4 Teams To Reach The LPL 2023 playoffs?

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The situation in the LPL 2023 points table got tense as only two league stage games are left, and three teams are still fighting for the two spots in the LPL 2023 playoffs. Dambulla Aura has already qualified for the LPL 2023 playoffs with 5 wins in 7 games. B-Love Kandy is also certain for the top 4. But Jaffna, Galle, and Colombo are still in the hunt for the LPL 2023 playoffs. Today, we will talk about the expected top 4 teams in the LPL 2023.

Let’s first see the LPL 2023 points table standings and what are the possibilities for them.

Dambulla Aura confirmed the spot in LPL 2023 playoffs

Dambulla has sealed the spot for the LPL 2023 playoffs. All the more, they will also finish in the top 2 even if they lose their last league stage match against B-Love Kandy.

Avishka, Samarawickrama, and captain Kusal Mendis all have done well in the batting department. All three are in the top 10 list of the highest run scorers in LPL 2023.

They will look to stamp the authority by winning the last league stage game before going into the playoffs. And eventually, look for their first-ever LPL (Lanka Premier League) title.

Kandy looking for the top 2 spot

B-Love Kandy is also certain as far as LPL 2023 playoffs are concerned. They are at No. 2 in the LPL 2023 points table with 4 wins in 7 games.

But their last game will be against the table toppers Dambulla Aura on August 14. If they win that game, they will get two chances to reach LPL 2023 finals.

Kandy can still finish in the top 2 even if they lose

B-Love Kandy can still find themselves in the top 2 even if they lose their last league stage match. But for that, they need to depend on Galle vs Colombo game. They want either of the team to win the game by a small margin so that they can’t get closer to their net run rate (NRR).

Any team who wins in the Galle vs Colombo match will reach at 8 points (same as Kandy). In that case, NRR will be in play.

Jaffna wants another title in LPL 2023

Jaffna Kings, who are the most successful franchise in history has won all three LPL titles till now. They would want to make it four in a row.

Right now, they are at No. 3 in the points table with 3 wins in 8 games. The other two teams, Galle and Colombo also won 3 games. But Jaffna’s NRR is better than both teams.

Jaffna in the playoffs

Jaffna Kings, who only managed to win 3 games out of 8 in the LPL 2023 could be one of the teams to be in the LPL 2023 playoffs.

Because the last game will be between Galle and Colombo, only one of the teams will reach 8 points. And the losing team’s NRR will go down even more. So Jaffna will be the third team in the top 4 of the LPL 2023.

The fight between Galle and Colombo is still on

Both Galle and Colombo have won 3 games out of 7. Both will be in contention for the LPL 2023 playoffs race.

The last game between these two teams will be a virtual quarter-final before the playoffs.

The winner of Galle vs Colombo might finish in the top 2 as well

LPL 2023’s last league stage match will be between Galle Titans and Colombo Strikers. The winner of the team might finish in the top 2 of the LPL 2023 points table.

For that, they would want B-Love Kandy to lose their last league stage game. They would also have to win their own game by a very big margin so that their NRR will go up against B-Love Kandy.

Both the teams will be eager to win the game and will give their hearts out so that they will get two chances to reach the finals.

Who will be the fourth team in the playoffs?

Both teams will come into their last game with a win. It’s quite difficult to predict which team will do better. But looking at the team combinations of both the teams, Galle is looking better.

But you never know, one good day and Colombo will be through to the LPL 2023 playoffs.

Conclusion

So we have picked Dambulla, Kandy, Jaffna, and Galle as the four teams to be in the LPL 2023 playoffs. What are your predictions for the playoffs? Comment down below.

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