The knockout stage of Vivo Indian Premier League 12th edition is all set to kick off on 7 May 2019 when first qualifier match will take place at Chennai’s Chepauk stadium. Top two teams from the points table in league stage will be up-against in the 1st qualifier game on Tuesday from 7:30 PM IST.
Title defending champions Chennai Super Kings were the first team to qualify for IPL-12 playoffs meanwhile Delhi Capitals entered their name in the playoff race after seven years long wait. Third team to qualify for knockouts was Mumbai Indian who defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the super over.
The fourth team of Indian Premier League 2019 playoffs was determined in the last match of league stage when Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders to make sure Sunrisers Hyderabad became first team to enter in the playoffs with 12 points.
IPL 2019 Playoff Qualified Teams
1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
2. Delhi Capitals (DC)
3. Mumbai Indians (MI)
4. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
1. Chennai Super Kings Squad
MS Dhoni (Captain & wk), Ambati Rayudu, Mohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Rituraj Gaikwad, K M Asif, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Shardul Thakur.
2. Delhi Capitals Squad
Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prithvi Shaw, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rahul Tewatia, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chris Morris, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa, Ankush Bains, Colin Munro, Manjot Kalra, Trent Boult.
3. Mumbai Indians Squad
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Quinton de Kock (wk), Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Yuvraj Singh, Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks, Aditya Tare.
4. Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Kane Williamson (Captain), Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem.
IPL-12 playoff fixtures
7 May: Qualifier-1; Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
8 May: Eliminator; Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
10 May: Qualifier-2; TBC vs TBC, ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
12 May: Final; TBC vs TBC, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
What are you thoughts on the playing lineups for 2019 IPL play-offs? Which two teams will head into the finale of Indian Premier League this year?