The Indian Premier League 2018 is entering its final week. There has been a lot of excellent cricket and much excitement this season.
This year’s IPL has seen teams vying for a place in the knockout matches. Once the top three teams had clearly reached the Qualifier stage, there was a close fight for the fourth spot. The Rajasthan Royals managed to claim the fourth spot for themselves.
2018 IPL Points Table
At this time Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings top the points table with 18 points each. Next up is Kolkata Knight Riders with 16 points, and Rajasthan Royals with 14 points. These top four teams will meet each other in the Qualifier matches, and an Eliminator match with the top two teams heading towards the Final.
Qualifiers Set to Begin on Tuesday
Qualifier 1 is set to take place in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018. The match will take place between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Chennai Super Kings.
On Wednesday, 23rd May, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing against the Rajasthan Royals in an Eliminator match. The game will take place in Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
On Friday, 25th May, Qualifier 2 will be played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. At this time, it is still unknown which teams will be playing Qualifier 2. Qualifier 2 is played between the Loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator game.
IPL Final Coming Soon
Sunday, 17th May, the Final of the 2018IPL is set to take place. The game will take place at 19:00 (Indian Standard Time) or 13:30 (GMT). The match will take place in Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Final match is played between the winners of Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2.
As we reach closer and closer to the date for the IPL Final, the date that the entire IPL has been focused on, the excitement is mounting.