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Royal Challengers Bangalore: The traffic jam at the points table of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is getting exciting day by day. There’s no surety about who’ll make it into the playoffs as all the teams are in contention. We are heading into the last week of the league stage. 9 games will take place and 4 Play-offs spots are open. 

IPL 2023: Here is how Royal Challengers Bangalore can qualify for playoffs after a win over RR

IPL 2023: RCB won by massive 112 runs, Rajasthan Royals 59 all-out
IPL 2023: RCB won by massive 112 runs | Image Credit: Twitter

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) kept themselves in the hunt after their staggering 100+ runs win over the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Not only do they move up the table but they also boosted their NRR, which might prove to be handy for them as the four spots for the playoffs fill up. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently placed 5th on the points table with 6 wins and 6 losses from 12 games. They have two games remaining and they are one of the hot favourites to qualify for the playoffs now after their win over RR. But it won’t be an easy entry as they would be dependent on other teams as well. 

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For Royal Challengers Bangalore to qualify, they first need to win their remaining two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans. If they manage to win both their games, they will reach 16 points, which can well be enough to qualify. 

But considering three more teams can reach 16 points, it’ll be sort of pressure of RCB. Therefore they need to make sure that they win their last two games by a big margin so that even if they get tied on 16 points with other teams, they can pip other teams based on NRR. 

On the other hand, if they don’t want NRR to come their way, they would want either of Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, or Lucknow Super Giants to lose at least one of their two remaining games. If that happens they can easily then qualify for the playoffs. 

IPL 2023: Qualification scenario for Royal Challengers Bangalore 

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IPL 2023: Here is how Royal Challengers Bangalore can qualify for playoffs after a win over RR 3
S.no  Qualification scenarios Explanation 
1. Beat SRH and GT by big margins to skyrocket their NRR In this scenario, they can reach 16 points and then on account of high NRR they can surpass other three teams, who can reach 16 points 
2.Win all three games and Hope either Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings or Lucknow Super Giants lose at their one game. In this scenario they can reach 16 points and then can easily qualify because one among the mentioned teams will end on 14 points