The Indian T20 League 2022 playoffs line-up is complete. Bangalore became the fourth and final team to make it to the playoffs after Mumbai's five-wicket win over Delhi on Saturday. Gujarat finished top of the table, while Rajasthan and Lucknow sealed second and third spot in the points table, respectively.
Qualifier 1 - Gujarat vs Rajasthan
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eliminator - Lucknow vs Bangalore
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Qualifier 2 - Rajasthan vs Bangalore
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Final- Gujarat vs Rajasthan
Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad
Gujarat (20 Points)
Gujarat, who won eight of their nine opening matches, were the first team to reach the playoffs. The newly-formed franchise picked up ten wins, including a 37-run victory over their Qualifier 1 opponents Rajasthan.
Highest Run-scorer: H Pandya - 453 runs
Leading Wicket-taker: M Shami - 19 wickets
Top 5 Fantasy Points scorers: H Pandya (778 pts), R Khan (696 pts), D Miller (654 pts), S Gill (650 pts), M Shami (547 pts)
Rajasthan reached the playoffs after a gap of four years. It was also the franchise's best finish in the league stage since the 2008 season. They defeated Lucknow and Chennai in their last two matches to seal a playoff spot.
Highest Run-scorer: J Buttler - 824 runs
Leading Wicket-taker: Y Chahal - 26 wickets
Top 5 Fantasy Points scorers: J Buttler (1222 pts), S Samson (777 pts), Y Chahal (741 pts),R Ashwin (635 pts), P Krishna (556 pts)
Lucknow (18 Points)
Like Gujarat, Lucknow, too, made it to the playoffs in their maiden season in the Indian T20 League. They defeated Mumbai and Kolkata twice this season and narrowly missed out on the second spot.
Highest Run-scorer: K L Rahul - 616 runs
Leading Wicket-taker: Avesh K - 18 wickets
Top 5 Fantasy Points scorers: K L Rahul (915 pts), Q de Kock (821 pts), D Hooda (700 pts), K Pandya (589 pts), Avesh K (546 pts)
Bangalore (16 Points)
Despite a negative net run rate, Bangalore ensured passage to the playoffs thanks to Mumbai's victory against Delhi. The three-time runners-up, who won three of their last four outings, were knocked out in the Eliminator in the previous two seasons.
Highest Run-scorer: F du Plessis - 468 runs
Leading Wicket-taker: W Hasaranga - 26 wickets
Top 5 Fantasy Points scorers: W Hasaranga (791 pts), F du Plessis (637 pts), H Patel (631 pts), G Maxwell (607 pts), D Karthik (553 pts)