Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will have a chance to reach the IPL 2022 playoffs on their own when the team takes on the top-placed Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 points table on Thursday. This match, to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, will be the last league match between RCB and Gujarat. RCB can win a place in the playoffs, while the team of Gujarat has already reached the playoffs.
It won’t be easy for RCB to win against the Gujarat team which has scored 20 points, but anything is possible in T20 cricket. RCB, captained by Faf du Plessis, have won seven matches in 13 matches played so far and the team has 14 points in its account. Currently, RCB are at the fifth position in the points table. If the team wins the match, then the hopes of reaching the playoffs will remain intact, while losing will get all the work done.
RCB will reach 16 points after winning the match, but other teams can also reach 16 points. In such a situation, the net run rate will play an important role and at present RCB’s run rate is in minus, which can prove to be fatal for RCB. However, if Delhi Capitals lose, RCB will have a chance to qualify for the playoffs. In such a situation, it is necessary for captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli to walk the bat.