Well there are already a few teams who have booked their berth for the Platinum spots. This is the last weekend of the league stage and every group has
a few exciting matchups this weekend. Many teams not only rely on their crucial win this weekend, but also depend on the result of the other teams in their group.
DRR is the KEY FACTOR.
The list of teams who have qualified for the Platinum stage and do not depend on this weekends results.
Group A: none Group B: Challengers CC
Group C: Seamers Group D: Chargers
Group E: Extreme XI & Dazzlers Group F: none
Group G: Terminators Group H: none
To be or Not to be in the Platinum, is the question :)
Contenders for Platinum : Immortals, Hattrickers, Royal CC.
Immortals: They are placed on top of the group. A win Vs IB should be enough for them to qualify.
Hattrickers : To qualify they just need a Win Vs Panthers
Royal CC : They have a BIG task ahead. They need a BIG WIN (RR of atleast 8+ for this match).
Their place depends on Hatts loss, their win; OR Immortals heavy loss and ROyals big DRR win.
Gold Teams: Cupertino Champions and one of the above 3.
Group B: Qualified : Challengers CC
Contenders for Platinum : Yuva XI, Daredevils, BUCC
Yuva XI: A win Vs Poker CC should help them join Challengers CC. Even if they loose, they have a healthy DRR to keep them in 2nd place.
Daredevils: They play BUCC. TO qualify the need a BIG win and hope that Yuva loose (with Yuva's DRR going way down)
BUCC: They play DD and are in the same boat as DD.
Gold Teams: Daredevils, BUCC with Yuva XI qualifying for Platinum
Group C: Qualified : Seamers
Contenders for Platinum : i11 CC, Knights, Smokies
If i11 loose and Knights, Smokies win, then it will be a 3 way tie, and DRR will decide the Platinum spot
i11 CC: A win Vs Reapers should help them join Seamers.
Knights: A big win Vs Wisden CC and i11 CC & Smokies loss might help them get the Platinum berth
Smokies: A big win Vs Sharks and i11 CC & Knights loss might help them get the Platinum berth
Gold Teams: Knights, Smokies with i11 CC qualifying for Platinum
Group D: Qualified : Chargers
Contenders for Platinum : Predators, Avengers
Avengers: A win Vs Dynamites takes them through to Plaitnum.
Predators: They are placed 2nd and wait for Avengers result. They qualify only if Avengers loose with a bigger margin.
Gold Teams: Either of Avengers / Predators and Winner of Arslan Vs Fighting Clan
Group E: Qualified : Extreme XI & Dazzlers
With Platinum berths taken, teams are fighting for the GOLD spots
Qualified for GOLD: Phoenix
Contenders for Gold: Strikers [Cosmos CC], Skiers11
Strikers [Cosmos CC] : They need to win against the top team in their group to qualify. IF they loose, they go to Silver.
Skiers 11 : with all their matches played, they wait for Strikers result. If Strikers loose, they join Phoenix in GOLD.
This group is wide open with 5 teams vying for the 2 Plaitnum spots. This group is a real "Khichadi" and teams have to wait till the long weekend
result from Champs Vs Wielders matchup.
COLA tried their best, but were not able to re-schedule 3 games. Hopefully the teams play next weekend.
Champs XI Vs Wielders : played on 5/26 wkend
Blitz Vs Monsters : playing this wkend
Top Guns Vs Sunnyvale Champs : not sure yet
Contenders for Platinum : Top Guns, Champs XI, Twisters, Blitz, Wielders
Top Guns: A win Vs Wielders secures their Plaitnum berth. If they loose, they fall back
Champs XI: A good come back after initial set backs. They might play their abandoned game next weekend. They need to win in order to find a Platinum berth.
Twisters: Twisters made it interesting by loosing to Wielders last weekend, and gave hopes to couple of other teams. They need to win Vs Blitz to find a spot.
If they loose they might be out; Can still qualify if Champs loose
Blitz: They are playing both days. They need to win both in order to qualify. If they loose to Twisters, they are practically out of Platinum race.
Wielders: They need to beat Top Guns in order to be in contention and then beat champs XI.
Gold Teams: You kidding me !! keep your fingers crossed ......
Group G : Qualified : Terminators
Contenders for Platinum : Spartans CC and Nemesis
Spartans CC: A win Vs Amchis CC should see them through to Platinum. They can afford a loss, but by a very thin margin.
Nemesis: They fixed their spot for GOLD. But can qualify for Platinum if Spartans CC loose by a BIG margin.
Gold Teams: Either of Nemesis / Spartans CC and one of Rising XI, Kuchh Bhi XI, SE 11
Rising XI: With all their matches done, they qualify only if both KB XI and SE 11 loose this weekend.
Kuchh Bhi XI: They qualify with a win and SE 11 loss. If SE 11 win then the DRR decides who joins Nemesis/Spartans CC
SE 11: They qualify with a win and KB XI loss. If KB XI win then they tussle with KB XI over the DRR
One abandoned match is not re-scheduled. Hopefully both the teams play this one as that might help with of them to qualify for Platinum
Maverick Vs Gully Cricketers
Contenders for Platinum : Mavericks, Infinity, WCW, Gully Cricketers(GC), SGC [T20]
Mavericks: They have 2 win both to be qualify. If they loose this wkend, then they heavily depend on Infinity and/or WCW loss and they need to play their abandoned game Vs GC.
Infinity: They are in the same boat as WCW. a Win and WCW & GC loss should see them through becuase of their healty DRR.
WCW: They need a BIG win to be in contention and compete against Infinity for a Platinum spot.
Gully Cricketers: THey need to win both to be in contention.
SGC [T20] : Vague possibility. They might qualify if they win BIG against Infinity and Mavs/WCW/GC loose their matches.
Gold Teams: The two out of three who miss the Platinum Spot. Thats easy :)
Hope I didnt miss anything crucial, but get your opinions out as you might see something different which might be interesting.
GOOD LUCK to all the teams as this is a crucial weekend for all the teams.