Explained: How RR Can Still Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Rajasthan Royals succumbed to their third consecutive loss in the IPL 2021 yesterday against RCB and it will definitely hamper their hopes of playoffs. Royals lost the game by a big margin with 2.5 overs left and the defeat has come at the wrong time for them. They are still in the seventh position in the IPL 2021 points table.
Royals have taken a blow to their net run rate as well and it has gone down to -0.468 which is the second-lowest among the franchises at present. They have a tough road ahead and they had an excellent start to the game yesterday with 77 for no loss at one stage. They are looking like out of gas with their Indian contingent and here is how RR can still qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
Explained: How RR Can Still Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs
Rajasthan Royals would have had a breather if could have pulled off a win against RCB and now it does look very hard for them. They will have to win all their remaining games and every game will be against the in-form teams of CSK, KKR, and MI. The games against these teams will not be easy any means and they will have their task cut out.
Royals will not only need to win their remaining games, but also they will have to win at least two games by huge margins to get their net run rate above. They can afford to play for a win against CSK, and try to go hard against KKR and MI to move above them in the points table. Sanju Samson has looked very good so far in the tournament for the RR and the franchise will rely a lot on their skipper.
The likes of Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia haven’t been effective enough with bat or ball and they definitely need to make way for other players. Rajasthan’s next game will be against the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday evening and it will be a huge game for Samson’s side.