IPL 2024 playoffs qualification scenario: Here's how RCB could still qualify for the playoffs

Updated - 25 Apr 2024, 08:16 AM

Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli
Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) have had a horror run in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) so far. The three-time IPL finalists are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table with just one win from eight games.

They began their season with a loss against defending champions Chennai Super Kings before beating Punjab Kings to get off the mark in IPL 2024. Since then, they have lost six games in a row. They are the only team in IPL 2024 who are yet to win more than one game. 

The way things have gone so far, it looks like RCB might end another season without winning the IPL. They are one of the only three teams who are playing in the IPL from the very first season but are yet to win the league. The Bengaluru-based outfit needs a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes to qualify for the playoffs first before they can dream about the trophy.

Playoffs qualification scenario for RCB:

With six defeats in a row and seven defeats in eight games, RCB's chance of qualifying for the IPL playoffs is extremely low but not zero. The Faf du Plessis-led side can still make it to the top four although their fate is not in their hands anymore.

Although the chance of making it to the playoff is very less, RCB are still alive in the ongoing IPL 2024. For that to happen, they first need to win their remaining six league games. It will help them finish the league stage on 14 points. At that stage, if other results go their way, RCB could make it to the top four without the Net Run-Rate coming into play.

For that to happen, the top two or three teams need to win as many games as possible and leave the last playoffs spot up for grabs. Usually seven wins are enough to qualify for the playoffs and RCB could still do it if they manage to win their remaining six games. RCB could make it to the playoffs even if they finish with 12 points. In that scenario too, they need a lot of results to go their way.


Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) IPL 2024