IPL: Why KKR and RCB have better chance of qualifying than the Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The men in red have finally stitched some wins on the trot to keep themselves more than alive in the IPL. Their NRR of 0.26 is better than most teams as well. At the moment, they are at No.5 with 12 points on the board.
A win here will make a strong case for them in the playoffs but Mumbai Indians' win in the following game might bring the net run rate into the picture. At the moment, RCB are slightly below the MI in terms of the net run rate. They will have to win handsomely against the RR to up it.
About RCB's next game
The RCB face the Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in their last league game of the season. Rajasthan are without Buttler and Ben Stokes which gives RCB a great chance. The wicket at Jaipur is conducive to spinners but the RCB have played on similar surfaces at home already this season. Hence, the conditions should not baffle them. RCB start as favorites against Rajasthan and they will have themselves to blame if they mess it up.