Can RCB qualify for the playoff in WPL 2023

The Royal Challengers Banglore has the chance to qualify for the playoffs in the inaugural edition of WIPL though the chances are minimal they are in the race for playoffs.

Currently, Royal Challengers have an NRR of -1.044 after seven games and Gujarat Giants have -2.511 after the same number of games, while UP Warriorz have -0.117 after six. Given that Warriorz already has six points, Royal Challengers only have a chance if they win their last game and move to six, and if Warriorz loses their last two, against Giants and Delhi Capitals.

If the three results pan out in that fashion, then three teams will be level on six points, bringing net run rates into play. For simplicity’s sake, let’s assume a 40-run margin in each of those three games, with the winning team scoring 160. Then, the NRRs will look like this: Warriorz -0.612, Royal Challengers -0.628, and Giants -1.893.

That means Royal Challengers will need a slightly bigger margin in one of those games - a win by 43 runs for example, instead of 40 - to go past Warriorz’s NRR