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How RCB Can Qualify for Playoffs 2024 if Rain Affects Game – EXPLAINED

How RCB Can Qualify for Playoffs 2024: Royal Challengers Bengaluru who are under pressure to win today’s clash against Chennai Super Kings faces another threat from nature in the form of RAIN.

RCB needs to win this game to seal their spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs while the same applies to the Chennai Super Kings.

KKR, RR and SRH have qualified for the playoffs while LSG, DC, MI, PBKS and GT have been Eliminated. CSK and RCB both teams have registered 7 victories each in their first 13 league games and will play their final league game of the season today.

Though they both share equal points, Chennai Super Kings have an edge over the RCB in terms of Net Run Rate. It’s worth mentioning that both RCB and CSK have positive NRR but CSK has a slight upper hand in terms of numbers.

Chennai Super Kings remained inconsistent in their last five games where Ruturaj Gaikwad and Co. registered 3 victories and 2 defeats. On the other hand, RCB holds a strong record of winning their last 5 games of this season.

With a rain threat for the game, experts have analysed the possible scenario for RCB to qualify for the playoffs even if the game is reduced in any case of rain intervention.

If RCB Bat First: RCB have to win at least by a margin of 18 runs if they bat first that is if they score 200, they’ll have to restrict CSK to 182 or less. This bat-first scenario doesn’t change even in a truncated five-over contest: if they make 75 in a five-over contest, they’ll need to restrict the opposition to 57 or less, failing which CSK will go through.

If RCB Bats second and CSK post 200, the hosts will have to get to 201 with 11 or more balls to spare. If they hit a six from 200, they can complete the chase with up to 8 balls to spare. The chasing equation gets complicated in a truncated game. A target of 75 in a five-over clash, for example, will have to be chased down in 3.1 overs for their NRR to go above CSK’s.

CHECKM. Chinnaswamy Stadium Weather Today – Bengaluru

CSK Probable Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Mitchell Santner/Richard Gleeson, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana

Impact Sub: Sameer Rizvi

RCB Probable Playing 11

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

Impact Sub: Vijaykumar Vyshak/Yash Dayal

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