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IPL 2018: 4 teams that look likely to qualify for the playoffs after the first half of the season

Uday Jaria
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50.73K   //    30 Apr 2018, 06:09 IST

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KKR have won four out of their first eight games.

The Indian Premier League started off on 7 April 2018 and the IPL opener was played between the two most successful IPL teams, Chennai Super Kings, and Mumbai Indians.

The tournament reached its halfway mark and by now, we have quite an idea of which team is doing well and is likely to qualify for the playoffs. Sunrisers Hyderabad are sitting at the top of the table with 12 points, whereas, Delhi Daredevils are at the bottom of the table with just four points.

However, we are likely to see a lot of ups and downs during the long journey of the tournament. But certain teams started the campaign well and are among the top contenders to reach the playoffs.

Let us look at the best four teams in the tournament so far.


#4 Kolkata Knight Riders

Some of the biggest strikers of the cricket ball are included in KKR's squad, with Andre Russell leading the pack. The West Indian is in a superb batting form and he smashed the ball out of the fence the joint-most number of times (23) this season. Robin Uthhapa, Chris Lynn, and the skipper, Dinesh Kartik are also doing a decent job with the bat.

The bowling line-up of KKR also looks solid and Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla are a part of the team this season as well. The young prodigy, Kuldeep Yadav was also picked by the Kolkata-based side during the IPL auctions.

KKR are sitting at the fourth spot on the points table and are in the contention to qualify for the playoffs of IPL 2018.

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