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RCB Playoff Chances in IPL 2024 – Can Royal Challengers Bengaluru Still Qualify?

IPL 2024 RCB Playoff Chances: Royal Challengers Bengaluru who still struggles to lift their maiden IPL trophy kickstarted their 2024 campaign with a dream of winning the trophy this season. But their dreams were scattered with their player’s performances.

Faf du Plessis-led RCB have played 8 matches so far and managed to win only one game out of them. Their only victory came against Punjab Kings who hold a position the 9th spot in the IPL 2024 points table.

In the game of 10 teams, the top 4 teams of the points table will advance to the playoffs round where a total of 2 qualifiers, and 1 eliminator will be played before the FINAL game.

Teams will look to win every match they play with a focus of secure securing the top spot in the points table.

Speaking on the game, RCB lost the game by a narrow 1 run and broke the hearts of millions. Apart from a defeat, RCB’s captain Faf du Plessis was handed a fine of INR 12 Lakh for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct.

The clash also stirred up a new controversy regarding Virat Kohli’s dismissal which was later resolved after the experts came up with the explanation.

Can RCB Still Qualify for the IPL 2024 Playoffs

With a narrow defeat against KKR on Sunday, RCB registered their seventh loss of the season in the eight games they played so far. With the defeat, RCB was forced to stay at the bottom of the 2024 points table.

The defeat scattered RCB’s dream of qualifying for the IPL 2024 Playoffs with ease, but they can still qualify for the playoffs if everything ends up in their favour.

RCB currently have just 2 points from 8 matches with a Net Run Rate  (NRR) of -1.046. With just 2 points under their belt, RCB were forced to rely on other teams’ performances mostly.

RCB have 6 games remaining in IPL 2024 and six victories will take them to 14 points(12+2). Generally, it is considered that teams need 16 points to reach the IPL playoff stage. However, it is possible for teams to qualify with even 14 points but that will require a lot of other results to go in RCB’s favour.

So, the path ahead is quite clear for RCB – win all of their remaining games with a better strike rate and hope that the other results go their way to create a situation where they can reach the Top 4 with 14 points.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru will play their next game of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 25 in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

How many times has RCB Qualified for the Playoffs Round in IPL?

Royal Challengers Bengaluru has qualified for the playoffs a total of 8 times. RCB qualified for playoffs in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021, and 2022 IPL seasons.

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