Credit: BCCI/IPL

Credit: BCCI/IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently in the fifth position of the points table after beating Rajasthan Royals (RR) by a huge margin of 112 runs. RCB have won six matches and lost six matches in this IPL season so far. The question for all the fans is will Bangalore be able to qualify for playoffs by winning all their remaining games? Here, we will see how the scenario should follow for other IPL teams to help RCB enter the playoffs.

The remaining schedule for RCB in the IPL 2023:
vs SRH in Hyderabad, 18th May
vs GT in Bengaluru, 21st May

Current points table scenario:
GT - 9 wins (13 games)
CSK - 7 wins (13 games - 1 No Result)
LSG - 7 wins (13 games - 1 No Result) 
MI - 7 wins (13 games)

RCB - 6 wins (12 games)
RR - 6 wins (13 games)
KKR - 6 wins (13 games)
PBKS - 6 wins (12 games)
SRH - 4 wins (12 games)
DC - 4 wins (12 games)

Looking at the points table, we have chosen DC, SRH, PBKS, KKR, RR, and MI/LSG/CSK as the six teams to get eliminated since they are at a lower position in the points table. 

DC and SRH already stand eliminated from the playoffs race as they can maximum get only 12 points in IPL 2023.

If RCB goes on to win all their remaining two games, then both KKR and RR will also be eliminated as Kolkata and Rajasthan can reach a maximum of 14 points only in the table. 

1. Remaining games of PBKS in the IPL 2023:
vs DC in Dharamsala, 17th May
vs RR in Dharamsala, 19th May

PBKS must lose one more match to either DC (or) RR in the upcoming fixture to get eliminated with 14 points in the table.

2. Remaining schedule of MI in IPL 2023:
vs SRH in Mumbai, 21st May

3. Remaining schedule of LSG in IPL 2023:
vs KKR in Kolkata, 20th May

4. Remaining schedule of CSK in IPL 2023:
vs DC in Delhi, 20th May

MI must lose their last game to SRH (or) LSG must lose their last game to KKR (or) CSK must lose their last game to DC.

In either case,
- MI gets eliminated with 14 points
- LSG gets eliminated with 15 points
- CSK gets eliminated with 15 points. 

If all this happens - DC, SRH, KKR, RR, PBKS, and MI/LSG/CSK will be eliminated from the playoffs race in the IPL 2023. Thus, six teams get eliminated if all the above scenario happens, and RCB can qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs with 16 points.

Note: Points table updated till LSG vs MI match-63 of the IPL 2023.