Due to the injury to Shardul Thakur and the absence of KKR’s captain Shreyas Iyer from the IPL this year, the team is facing significant difficulties. But their star players, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine, are having one of their worst IPL seasons ever. All these factors are affecting their performance in IPL 2023 and fans are concerned can KKR still qualify for the Playoffs in 2023 IPL season.
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In the first eight games of the IPL 2023, KKR has won three and lost five. They have a net run rate of -0.027.
KKR kicked off their IPL 2023 campaign with a disappointing loss to Punjab Kings by seven runs using the DLS method.
They bounced back in the next game against RCB, scoring 204 runs because of the fifties from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Shardul Thakur. After four overs, RCB’s first wicket fell for 41, however, their middle and lower middle orders collapsed. Ultimately, KKR won by 81 runs, affecting RCB’s net run rate.
They defeated Gujarat Titans by three wickets in their third match. KKR was about to lose this game but Rinku Singh’s unbelievable knock bring them victory. Rinku Singh snatched the victory from Titans by smashing five sixes to Yash Dayal in the last over.
But then went on to lose four consecutive games against Sun Risers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Dehli Capitals, and Chennai Super Kings.
Finally, they opened their winning log against RCB with a 49-run victory at Eden Garden Kolkata.
How Can KKR Qualify for Playoffs in IPL 2023?
Yes KKR can qualify for the playoffs. KKR is 5th in the IPL points table 2023 after winning five games. They have played 11 IPL games so far, with only three games remaining. They must win at least three games by big margins. This will help them improve their net run rate and points to qualify for the next round of IPL 2023.
The remaining six games are against Sun Risers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, and Lucknow Super Giants.
Upcoming Matches of KKR in IPL 2023
|Date||Team 1||Team 2||Venue|
|11/5/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata|
|14/5/2023||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai|
|20/5/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Lucknow Super Giants||Kolkata|
KKR All Matches Results in IPL 2023
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Result||Venue|
|1/4/2023||Punjab Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||PBKS won by 7 runs (DLS)||Mohali|
|6/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Royal Challengers Bangalore||KKR won by 81 runs||Kolkata|
|9/4/2023||Gujarat Titans||Kolkata Knight Riders||KKR won by 3 wickets||Ahmedabad|
|14/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunrisers Hyderabad||SRH won by 23 runs||Kolkata|
|16/4/2023||Mumbai Indians||Kolkata Knight Riders||MI won by 5 wickets||Mumbai|
|20/4/2023||Delhi Capitals||Kolkata Knight Riders||DC won by 4 runs||Delhi|
|23/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings||CSK won by 49 runs||Kolkata|
|26/4/2023||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders||KKR won by 21 runs||Bengaluru|
|29/4/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Gujrat Titans||GT won by 7 wickets||Kolkata|
|04/5/2023||Sunriser Hyderabad||Kolkata Knight Riders||KKR won by 5 runs||Hyderabad|
|08/5/2023||Kolkata Knight Riders||Punjab Kings||KKR won by 5 Wickets||Kolkata|
Yes, but they have to qualify for playoffs and then beat the other teams.