Kolkata Knight Riders -- 4th position with 12 points
Their upcoming match is against Rajasthan Royals on October 7. If Kolkata win this match by a good margin, it will be the end of roads for the other three teams.
Punjab Kings - 5th position with 10 points
Their upcoming match is against CSK on October 7. The latest defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore has dented Punjab Kings' chances of reaching the playoffs. PBKS can't get to 14 points. What the KL Rahul-led side can do is beat CSK by a big margin and hope KKR lose their next match to Rajasthan Royals, and Mumbai Indians beat RR on October 5. But then RR and MI also have to lose their other match by a big margin. So, right now, the tournament is almost over for Punjab.
Rajasthan Royals - 6th position with 10 points
Their upcoming matches are against MI on October 5 and KKR on October 7. They will have to win both the matches to enter the play-offs.
Mumbai Indians: 7th position with 10 points
Their upcoming matches are against RR on October 5 and SRH on October 8. Their net run rate of -0.453 is the worst among the four teams. They will have to win both the matches by a huge margin. And if KKR win their next match, MI's chances of reaching the playoffs take a big hit.