Indian Premier League 2023 Playoffs: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 1 run and confirmed their place in the playoffs. Now there is only one place left for 1 team in the top-4 and for that there is a fierce battle between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Both the teams are yet to play their last league match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently at number four in the points table with 14 points in 13 matches. At the same time, the team of Mumbai Indians is also at number 7 with this number of points. RCB’s net run rate is much better at this time and that is why they are above Mumbai despite the points being equal. But if both the teams win their last league match, then which team will get a place in the playoffs. This question is coming in the mind of all the fans.
RCB has the upper hand
Mumbai Indians have to play their last league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home ground. In this match, Mumbai will have to win with a big margin. So that the net runrate can be improved from RCB. On the other hand, if Mumbai fails to do so and RCB just wins their last league match against Gujarat Titans, then they will qualify for the playoffs quite easily.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have to play their last league match after the match against Mumbai Indians. In such a situation, they will know in advance with which strategy they have to play in the match. RCB currently has a net run rate of 0.180. And the net runrate of Mumbai Indians is -0.128.
Let us tell you that if both RCB and Mumbai win their matches today, then the team whose net run rate will be better will reach the playoffs and will play the eliminator match against Lucknow.
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