|Chennai Super Kings||14||9||5||0||0||18||0.253|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||14||8||6||0||0||16||-0.07|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||14||6||8||0||0||12||0.129|
|Kings XI Punjab||14||6||8||0||0||12||-0.502|
Every year the eight teams in the Indian Premier League fight it out to top the charts. With 14 shots to claim a stake at the knock-outs, only four makes it to the next stage every year. In 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals made it to the top 4 while Chennai Super Kings were at the second spot, just below the table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Hyderabad-franchise won 9 out of their 14 games, ending the league stage with 18 points. CSK had equal number of points but with an inferior net run-rate. On the other hand, KKR bagged 16 points from same number of games where as Rajasthan Royals just managed to sneak in with 14 points.