RCB's IPL 2023 Playoff Qualifying Chances After MI's Win Against SRH

Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently 5th in the IPL 2023 points table.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Source: Twitter/@IPL/BCCI</p></div>
Source: Twitter/@IPL/BCCI

The IPL 2023 tournament has now reached its penultimate stage, with every remaining match deciding the fate of the teams involved in these matches. The results will not only decide the teams qualifying chances but will also decide their final position on the IPL 2023 points table, which will matter as well considering the top two play Qualifier 1 and the losing team there gets another chance by playing the winner of the eliminator in Qualifier 2.

Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants are the three teams which have qualified so far with only one place remaining

So let's take a look at what are the odds of the RCB team crossing the bridge and securing a place for the playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Points Tally

  • Matches Played: 13

  • Points: 14

  • NRR: +0.180

Royal Challengers Bangalore Remaining Fixtures

  • May 21: vs Gujarat Titans (on-going)

The good thing for RCB is that they are playing against GT who have already qualified and will retain top spot even if they lose against RCB, so very little at stake for GT.

How Can Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Qualify For IPL 2023 Playoffs?

Lets take a look at different permutations and analyse RCB's chances.

If RCB wins against GT then RCB will guarantee qualification

Here, RCB will end up with 16 points, level with MI who won against SRH by 8 wickets but they will still qualify as they have a far superior run rate than that of Mumbai Indians. RCB will end up 4th and play the eliminator against LSG.

If RCB end up losing against GT

The RCB will be out of the tournament and Mumbai Indians will progress to playoffs in 4th position

So, RCB with a game left to play have their fate in their own hands. A win against GT will help them go through the playoffs or they will have to bid goodbye to yet another season where they promised a lot but did not live upto the potential.