The Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves in a spot of bother
After a massive 54-run loss to Punjab Kings on Friday (May 13), RCB‘s Net Run Rate has suffered a huge blow. RCB’s NRR has slipped to -0.323 from -0.120.
They are still on the 4th spot in the IPL 2022 Points Table. But they are at least 4 times who can match these points and with RCB’s NRR is negative, they can still be knocked out.
DC and Punjab have 2 games remaining and both has 12 points to their name with a positive NRR.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have 3 games remaining and they are 10 points. They can still jump to 16 points if they win all 3 remainin games.
KKR too have 2 games remaining and if they win both, can make up to 14 points as well.
In this case, RCB are under a huge pressure after their loss to Punjab Kings. Had they won, they would be sitting in top 4 comfortably.
Now, let us look at how RCB can still qualify for IPL 2022 Playoffs and what are the scenarios that must land in the favour.
RCB playoff Chance
– Win Next Match vs GT and get 16 points.
– PBKS should lose at least 1 match vs DC
– DC should win vs PBKS ,Lose vs MI
– SRH should lose atleast 1 match out 3 matches in that scenario DC,SRH ,PBKS will be tied on 14 points and RCB will reach Playoffs.