The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) of Faf du Plessis are still very much in the running to advance to the IPL 2023 playoffs. On Sunday, May 21, at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, they will be up against a tough challenge against the defending champion Gujarat Titans (GT).
What happens to RCB’s playoff chances if the match against Gujarat is postponed, though, is the real concern. It is important to emphasise this because heavy rains descended on the location the day before the suspenseful thriller.
Additionally, according to “Accuweather”‘s weather predictions, there may be a few nighttime thunderstorms on Sunday at the location in Bengaluru. The weather forecasts also indicate that there will be a 60% chance of showers while the sky will continue to be largely cloudy.
RCB’s fates depend on the results of the MI vs SRH game
In the worst-case situation, if the contest is called off, both sides will receive one point each. The Men in Red and Gold will virtually end their group phase campaign with a total of 15 points on the IPL Points Table, according to this.
With only 15 points, the team will be dependent on a few other outcomes to go their way. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will like to defeat five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their match on Sunday, May 21. KKR previously lost to LSG.
If SRH defeats MI, RCB will be one point ahead of the five-time champions and guarantee their spot in the top four, or more precisely; they will have qualified for the Eliminator. Mumbai will beat RCB to fourth place if the opposite occurs and squeak into the playoffs.
This would effectively imply that Mumbai’s victory over SRH will put an end to RCB’s prospects of making the playoffs and reserve MI’s spot in the Eliminator. The Bengaluru-based team will try to play a full-fledged match against the Titans and secure the essential two points on Sunday’s second blockbuster, but it remains to be seen what will happen.