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IPL 2024 Playoff Chances: How Both RCB And CSK Can Finish In The Top 4? Check Out

RCB And CSK Both Qualify For PlayOffs Together
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As we are heading towards the last week of IPL 2024 league matches, as many as 7 teams are still in the race for the Playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders is already qualified, while Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians are knocked out of the Playoffs race. The chances of the Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals look bleak because of their negative NRR. Rajasthan Royals and  Sunrisers Hyderabad are hot favorites to take the remaining two spots in playoffs because of their net run rates and current position at the points table.  Let us see, how Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings can qualify together.

 

IPL Qualification Chances After RCB vs DC Game

Tonight Gujarat Titans will play against Kolkata Knight Riders. A win for the former keeps their hope alive for playoffs. However, if GT loses today, they will be eliminated. Yesterday’s loss dented Delhi Capitals’ hope, and now they will depend on other teams’ results. Also, they need to win with a huge margin against Lucknow Super Giants to give them any chance.

 

Can RCB And CSK Both Qualify For PlayOffs Together?

RCB vs CSK IPL 2024
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Yes, it is theoretically possible, but practically it is not. For CSK and RCB both to qualify, certain results need to go in the favor of both teams. Assuming, the Rajasthan Royals will qualify as they have 16 points, now the other teams that can make way for both RCB and CSK are LSG and SRH. Assuming GT will not win its remaining two matches against KKR and SRH comprehensively.

Lucknow Super Giants‘ net run rate is already negative. LSG needs to lose at least one match against DC or MI. Also, if they win one match, the margin should not be huge. In that case, they will also finish with 14 points. If SRH loses both its matches against GT and PBKS with a huge margin and RCB wins against CSK with a small margin then there are chances that CSK and RCB both have superior net run rate than SRH. But it is highly unlikely that Sunrisers Hyderabad will lose both of their remaining matches owing to their current form and destructive batting. Moreover, SRH has both their games on their home turf Hyderabad.

 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru May Get Eliminated Before RCB Vs CSK Game

If LSG wins both the matches against DC and MI, RCB will be eliminated even before their game against CSK. In that case, if RCB wins against CSK, then CSK will be eliminated as they will finish with 14 points. SRH and LSG will have more than 14 points and will be the remaining two teams to qualify. So if we look practically, only one team between CSK and RCB can qualify for the playoffs. But RCB wants LSG to lose at least one match. The good thing is that LSG will play their remaining two matches against DC on May 14 and the last match on May 17 against MI. The picture will be clear for RCB if actually, they can qualify by winning against CSK.

 

Exact Score RCB Need To Beat CSK

For RCB to overtake CSK’s net run rate, they need to defeat CSK by at least 18 runs or more or chase down the target in 18.1 overs. The exciting encounter is on May 18 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Which team you guys are supporting? Let us know in the comments below.

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