The fight for the playoffs is getting more intense. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: As Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League enters its eighth week, the playoff race has…

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: As Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League enters its eighth week, the race to the playoffs has intensified. Of the 12 teams, 11 teams are still fighting for the top 6 places in the point table. The teams will engage in an intense battle for a spot in the playoffs over the coming weeks. Follow PKL 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

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So far, Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League has seen 42 days of action and there are 35 games left in the league. None of the 12 teams have qualified for the playoffs so far. However, the Telugu Titans are the only team that missed their chance to contend for a spot in qualifiers as they are all but out of contention. With only 2 wins from 17 games and just 15 points, they are currently at the bottom of the table.

Aside from the Telugu Titans, all of the other 11 teams are still fighting for the top 6 spots. This is how the points table looks at the moment. All teams are separated by a very small points advantage in the points table, with Puneri Paltan leading the table with 64 points.

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion.  Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE
PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

Each team gets 5 points for a win and for a tie both teams get 3 points each. Teams can get 1 point even if their loss loss is less than 8 points. Only if a team loses by more than 8 points does it get no point after the game.

Aside from leaders Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls, who have five games left, all other teams currently have six games to go, with the Gujarat Giants alone having seven more games to go.

Since the league became a 12-team league, only two seasons have been played in the current format, in which all teams play all other teams twice in the league. In the last two seasons, a team that finished sixth needed 64 and 66 points, respectively, to qualify. So let’s look at the qualifying scenario for each team.

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion.  Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE
PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

Puneri Paltan

Leaders Puneri Paltan have five games left in the tournament and are in a comfortable position as they are the only team to have accumulated more than 60 points in the league so far. With 64 points under their belt, even a draw in one of the remaining five games could earn them a place in the playoffs. However, Fazel Atrachali’s team wants to secure a top spot.

Bengaluru bulls

The Bengaluru Bulls had a great season despite releasing their star raider Pawan Sehrawat during this year’s auction. The 2016 champions currently have 58 points and need two wins from their remaining five games to secure a playoff spot. The men in red can easily achieve that with their current form.

Pink Panther of Jaipur

The champions of the first edition of the league currently sit third in the points table. The team is ramping up largely due to the performance of its star raider, Arjun Deshwal, who tops the raid points list for the season. They have 54 points so far and from the remaining six games they need to win at least two games to secure a place in the playoffs.

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion.  Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE
PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

ABOVE Yoddhas

UP Yoddhas is the only team to secure a playoff berth since entering the league in Season 5. The team is aiming to secure a fifth straight playoff finish this year. You are fourth on the point table with 50 points on the board. The Yoddhas have at least three wins from the remaining six games to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.

Bengal warriors

Bengal Warriors have similar numbers to UP Yoddhas as they won eight games, lost six and drew two of their games. They have 48 points from the season so far and need at least another 16 points to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs. Like UP Yoddhas, they also need to win three of the remaining six games and should draw one game to qualify

Tamil Thalaivas

Tamil Thalaivas started the season poorly but made an impressive comeback in the second leg of the tournament and are now sixth in the points table. The Thalaivas haven’t even qualified for the playoffs in league history, and the team now has a realistic chance of securing their first qualifying spot if they win at least three games and one of the remaining games ends in a draw.

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion.  Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE
PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

Patna Pirates

Like the Thalaivas, three-time champions Patna Pirates had a very poor start to the season in the first leg, but they’ve reignited their season and are now showing some great performances on both defense and offense and are fighting for a place in the qualifiers. They have 47 points so far after 16 games in the league and need at least 17 more points to ensure they have a chance of qualifying. Of the remaining 6 games, they must win at least three and secure a draw in the other.

Dabang Delhi

Unlike Thalaivas and Patna Pirates, Dabang Delhi have had a great start to the season but currently the defending champions are struggling with form and sit eighth on the points table with 45 points. They have six games left in the tournament and in order to qualify for the playoffs and keep their hopes of defending the title alive, Naveen Kumar’s side need to win at least four games from their remaining six games.

U mom

Second edition champions U Mumba have endured a volatile season so far as they have recorded eight wins and eight losses in the 16 games they have played so far. With 45 points, you are in eighth place in the points table. To secure at least 64 points on the board, they need to win four of their remaining six games to place in the top 6 of the table.

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion.  Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE
PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

Haryana Steelers

Haryana Steelers have been an inconsistent team this season. The team around the experienced Joginder Narwal has only 36 points from 16 games in the league so far. They need at least 28 more points from their remaining six games to ensure they get a playoff spot. To get those 28 points, they must win all remaining games. So the upcoming games will be a knockout game for the Steelers.

Gujarat giants

The Gujarat Giants are on the verge of being eliminated as they find themselves 11th on the points table. The Giants have 34 points from 15 games they have played so far. To qualify for the playoffs, they must win at least six of their seven remaining games.

PKL 2022 Playoff RACE: Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League is nearing its BUSINESS conclusion. Check where all 12 teams stand in the PKL Playoff RACE

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