The defeat against RCB will make it difficult for Punjab, the ticket for the playoff will be impossible!

PBKS vs RCB: In IPL today, Punjab Kings will face Royal Challengers Bangalore. This match is very important for Punjab Kings. In fact, Punjab Kings have won only 5 matches in 11 matches so far, if they want to reach the playoffs, then all the other three matches will have to be won. If she loses even a single match here, it will be difficult for her to reach the playoffs. In such a situation, he will have to depend on the results of other matches.

Why is it important to win against RCB?
RCB has currently won 7 out of 12 matches. Even if she wins today’s match, with 8 wins, she will almost certainly make her place in the playoffs. Gujarat has already reached the playoffs with 9 wins and Lucknow is also on the verge of making it to the playoffs with 8 wins. In such a situation, only one team will be left for the playoff, for which there will be a competition between Rajasthan, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Punjab. Kolkata can now win a maximum of 7 matches, Punjab will also have the same situation after losing to RCB. It will be difficult to reach the playoffs with 7 wins as Delhi and Hyderabad currently have 8-8 wins and Rajasthan have 9 wins to reach the playoffs. In such a situation, it is very important for Punjab to win today’s match.

How can Punjab reach the playoffs?
Punjab will have to win their remaining three matches in any case. That is, today’s match will also have to be won. If this happens, then Punjab will have a total of eight victories. And she will almost confirm her place in the playoffs. It may be possible that Punjab will have to depend a little on the results of other matches to cement their place completely.

Punjab lose today’s match, what then?
If Punjab lose to RCB today, they will still be in the race for playoff, then they will have to win both their remaining matches by a good margin . If Punjab’s net run rate is good, then it can expect to reach the playoffs with 7 wins out of 14. However, in this situation, he will have to depend entirely on the results of other matches. Punjab must pray that…

  • KKR win their next match against SRH and lose to Lucknow. Even if KKR wins from Lucknow, the total victory of KKR will be 7 only. Just run rate should be less than Punjab
  • SRH lose its remaining three matches against Punjab, Kolkata and Mumbai. By the way, even if SRH wins from Kolkata and Mumbai, its total win will remain 7 only. Even then there will be scope for reaching the playoffs on the basis of net run rate of Punjab.
  • Delhi Capitals lose both their remaining matches. Or lose to Punjab and win from Mumbai. Even in such a situation, Delhi’s total victory will be 7. On the basis of net run rate, Punjab can qualify here.
  • Rajasthan should also lose both their remaining matches. That is, the team of Rajasthan loses to Lucknow and Chennai. In such a situation, Rajasthan will also be limited to 7 wins and the team for the playoff will be decided on the basis of net run rate.

If the above equations work out then Punjab team can reach the playoffs along with Gujarat, Lucknow and Bangalore by winning the rest of their matches despite losing to Bangalore.

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