IPL 2022: How will RCB qualify for the playoffs after the defeat against Punjab?
WHETHER RCB IS QUALIFY FOR THE PLAYOFFS?
Currently, the IPL is in full swing. After the RCB lost by a huge margin of 54 runs in the match against Punjab Kings on Friday, it has become a difficult challenge for them to reach the playoffs despite being in the top 4 in the points table.
In the 13 matches played by RCB so far, the team has won 7 matches and lost 6 matches. RCB currently has 14 points in its account and is ranked fourth in the points table. However, after the defeat against Punjab, the difficulty of the team has increased.
RCB will play ‘Do or Die’ against Gujarat Titans
The next and last match of RCB is against Gujarat Titans, which will be played on May 19 at Wankhede Stadium.
This match will be the same as Royal Challengers Bangalore, if RCB wins this match then half the work will be done there.
Another bad thing for RCB ( Run rate )
RCB’s run rate is -0.323, due to low run rate of RCB, other teams can overtake them.
RCB will have to win this match by a good margin which will also improve the net run rate of RCB.
Big drop in net run rate due to defeat against Punjab Kings
Chasing a huge target of 210 for victory against Punjab Kings. RCB lost 9 wickets in 20 overs and managed to score only 155 runs. As a result, RCB’s net run rate has dropped from -0.120 to -0.323 due to the 54-run defeat.
These teams will have to lose the next matches to qualify for RCB
In order for RCB to qualify for the playoffs. The Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals will have to lose one match in the next 2 matches.
RCB’s result is likely to come by 19th May
Meanwhile, before the match between Gujarat and Bangalore on May 19. Delhi capitals, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will have coaching matches. so the playoff route is likely to be partially clear before this match.
Therefore the RCB will have an opportunity to plan its strategy by watching the performance of other teams for the next 4 days.