Explained: How RCB Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. RCB will be looking for a finish in the top four at first in the IPL 2021 before hoping for a top-two finish that will present an extra opportunity for a place in the finals. Royal Challengers Bangalore finally ended their losing streak in the previous game against Mumbai Indians and Glenn Maxwell proved to be the star of the show for them with his all-around performance.
RCB had five out of their seven games in the first phase of IPL 2021 and it has certainly helped them to get a breather in the UAE phase. They are currently at the third position in the points table with 12 points on board in 10 games and they have a negative run rate of -0.369 which might come into play if those all their remaining games. Here is how RCB can still qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
How RCB Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs:
The Virat Kohli-led team still has four games in the tank and they will fight for a spot in the top two if they win all their four remaining games in IPL 2021. However, RCB will need just two more wins out of the four games to seal a place in the IPL playoffs with 16 points. There could be a possible scenario in which RCB could end up on 14 points and still progress.
The worst scenario for RCB could be losing out all the four remaining games and it will push them to the seventh position in the points table. Their poor net run rate has to be taken care of as it comes down to the net run rate deciding the second and third spot in the points table. It will be an added boost to end up in the top two slots ahead of the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping to continue their winning momentum from the previous game and they have a squad to beat any franchise. Their next assignment will be against the Punjab ings today evening.