Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) still have their fortunes in their own hand, and they can afford to lose one game at least and still make it to the IPL 2021 playoffs. However, the win for Punjab Kings yesterday would have also helped their cause stay in the top four, as KKR threatened them.
Virat Kohli has been in great touch in recent times, and it has been benefitting them to a huge extent. They would ideally want to give AB De Villiers a promotion in the batting order, and they will also hope that Delhi loses their game today against the Mumbai Indians. That would allow RCB to push for a spot in the top two places in the IPL 2021 points table.
How Royal Challengers Bangalore Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs:
RCB still has three games in hand, and they need just one more win from their next three games to progress to the IPL 2021 playoffs. Their only worry could be if they lose all their three upcoming games, which might hamper their net run rate, and they could fall in a position to miss out from the playoffs IPL 2021 on net run rate.
Their first criteria will be to qualify for the playoffs with 16 points and then think about the net run rate for the first two slots. The RCB side was very clinical about their business in the game against RR, and two more performances like that might be enough for them to get closer to Delhi Daredevils. RCB’s next three games will be against the Punjab, Sunrisers, and Delhi.
This will be the last season for RCB to be captained by Virat Kohli, and they will be looking to finish the tournament on a high note. They have benefited a lot by adding Glenn Maxwell to the side, and he produced yet another scintillating performance against RR yesterday. RCB’s next fixture will be against the Punjab Kings on Sunday afternoon.