Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, trapped in a spiral of defeats, will play for the prize of a berth in the IPL 2020 playoffs on Monday.
The winner, in fact, will qualify as the No.2 team from the group stage and hence will be guaranteed a couple of chances in the playoffs to make it to the final. The contest has been rightly dubbed as a virtual quarter final.
It has been an extraordinary fall for both the teams. Shreyas Iyer’s Capitals, who were mighty impressive for most of the tournament before losing four games on the trot.
Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers haven’t been much better, conceding three successive defeats after a string of dominating performances before that. Now they meet to survive and qualify in the IPL 2020 playoff race.
DC vs RCB in Dream11 IPL 2020 : How DC & RCB can make it to playoffs ?
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Played 13, Points 14, NRR -0.145 Remaining match: vs Capitals
RCB now play DC. If they win they qualify as No.2 team
If they lose they can still qualify – provided they have a better run-rate than KKR
If Bangalore score 160, they need to make sure Delhi take at least 17.3 overs to chase it down. In case Bangalore is bowling first and concedes 160, they lose by at most 21 runs to keep their NRR ahead of Knight Riders .