Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), one of the contenders in the IPL 2023 playoffs race, is set to face the Gujarat Titans in their remaining fixture on May 21. The outcome of this match will play a pivotal role in determining RCB’s qualification for the playoffs. Let’s explore the various scenarios that could secure RCB’s spot in the playoffs.
If Royal Challengers Bangalore emerges victorious in their upcoming match against the Gujarat Titans, their qualification for the playoffs will depend on the results of other teams. In this scenario, one team among the Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Lucknow Super Giants must lose their respective last match. A loss for any of these teams will bolster RCB’s chances of making it to the playoffs.
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On the other hand, if Royal Challengers Bangalore faces defeat in their last match, their qualification will hinge on a combination of results from other matches. Firstly, the Mumbai Indians must lose to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Additionally, the Punjab Kings must defeat the Rajasthan Royals by a narrow margin. While ideally, Kolkata Knight Riders should lose to Lucknow Super Giants, if Kolkata does manage to win, the victory should not be a significant margin to keep RCB’s playoff hopes alive.