On 21 May 2023, the 70th match of the ongoing IPL will take place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Gujarat Titans (GT). GT are already in the top spot but RCB are in the fourth spot with 14 points in 13 games. So, it is going to be a must-win game for them to seal a place for the playoffs.
But, on 20 May, images went viral as heavy rain happened in Bengaluru. However, later, RCB shared an update on Twitter that despite the rain and all, practice sessions took place as per schedule. But, fans are still worried about the chances of RCB getting qualified for the playoffs if the game gets cancelled due to rain.
Here is the tweet:
Yes, it rained. It stopped. And it was business as usual an hour later. 🤷♂️#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/oIKEvCm6ij
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 20, 2023
RCB’s Qualification Scenario
Currently, GT and CSK are confirmed as the top two teams. So, the fight for the last two places are going on between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Rajasthan Royals (RR). However, RR’s chances are very slim due to their poor run rate.
At the time of this writing, LSG are playing against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). So, if they win this clash, they will reach 17 points and will be confirmed as the third-qualified team. But, MI and RCB can reach a maximum of 16 points by winning their respective last games. So, then the net run rate will come into play to grab that last position.
However, if LSG and MI win their games while RCB’s clash with GT gets called off then, RCB will finish with 15 points. Thus, they will be knocked out of the competition. Another scenario can happen where if LSG lost their match and MI win their match while RCB’s clash with GT gets called off then, one of RCB or LSG will qualify based on run rate (both will finish with 15 points).
If both LSG and MI lost their games while RCB’s clash gets called off then, RCB and LSG will qualify as MI will finish with 14 points. Another scenario is if LSG win their game and MI lost their match while RCB’s clash gets called off then, RCB will qualify with 15 points. For RR to qualify, both MI and RCB are needed to be lost in their games. Then, only due to the net-run rate one among those three can qualify.
|LSG’S RESULT VS KKR||MI’S RESULT VS SRH||RCB’S RESULT VS GT||TEAMS TO QUALIFY|
|LOSE||WIN||ABANDONED||MI, EITHER OF LSG OR RCB (BASED ON NRR)|