IPL Playoff Scenario: RCB is still in the playoff race, these equations are being created because of Virat Kohli…

Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Faf du Plessis, has given a stellar performance in the last four matches. Recently the team has registered a spectacular victory. With this victory, RCB has again managed to make a place in the race for the IPL playoffs. RCB defeated Punjab Kings by 60 runs at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala on May 9. With this win, RCB’s hopes of reaching the playoffs remain intact.

Punjab is now out of the playoff race after this defeat. With this win, RCB’s hopes of reaching the playoffs still remain intact. RCB has won five out of 12 matches. With five wins, RCB is at seventh position in the points table. Punjab, which was at number eight till now, has reached number nine after losing to RCB. Punjab has won four out of 12 matches.

Punjab defeated by RCB bowling

RCB batted first after losing the toss in the match and set a target of 242 runs for Punjab. Punjab made a bad start while chasing the target and lost the first wicket for six runs. However, Jonny Bairstow and Rilee Rossow handled the innings for the second wicket and made a partnership of 65 runs in 31 balls. Rilee Rossow scored 61 runs and Bairstow scored 27 runs. However, two blows from RCB’s Karn Sharma started the process of their wicket falling and the team was reduced to 181 runs in 17 overs.

Talking about IPL, RCB has included itself in the race for the playoffs by winning four matches. Due to the strong play of RCB, it is difficult for Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Supergiants and Delhi Capitals to reach the playoffs.

Before understanding the equation of playoff in IPL, let us also look at the points table. After registering victory over Punjab, Royal Challenge Bangalore is with 10 points after winning 5 matches. Chennai, along with Delhi and Lucknow, are at fourth, fifth and sixth position in the points table with 12 points. Top 3 teams remain Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Look at the statistics, Royal Challengers Bangalore still have two matches left to play.

RCB has to play both the matches in its home stadium i.e. M Chinnaswamy Stadium. In such a situation, it may be a little easier for RCB in these stadiums, although RCB will have to fulfill many conditions to go to the playoffs. The most important condition in this is that RCB should win both the matches and increase their total points to 14.

Let us tell you that Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Delhi Capitals on 12th and Chennai Super Kings on 18th. Both these matches are do or die situations for RCB. RCB can easily strengthen their position by defeating Delhi Capitals. Whereas Chennai Super Kings is a big hurdle in the path of RCB. Chennai Super Kings is with 12 points. CSK’s run rate is positive 0.700. Chennai Super Kings still have three matches left, so if they win even one match, they will have chances of staying in the playoffs.

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