Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might have been down for the most part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 campaign but they have proved that they can be never out. Four wins from the past 5 matches and the Virat Kohli-led franchise is back in contention for a spot in the playoffs, although the road gets steeper at every stage. Having already lost 7 matches this season, six on the trot at the beginning of the tournament, the Bengaluru franchise can’t afford even a single slip-up.
The maximum number of defeats that a team can incur and still qualify for the playoffs is 7. With three league games to go this season, RCB have to win all of them to stand in contention for the qualification.
While Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians look like the sides all but set to seal a spot in the top four, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals are all vying for the same position.
The road undoubtedly is rocky for RCB but the recent run of results has instilled the lost confidence in the side which was struggling to even find its best XI a couple of weeks ago. The franchise, however, also needs certain results to fall in their favour as 6 of the other 7 teams can get more points than RCB as the league stage ends.