IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS: KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings aim miracle turnaround, face Virat Kohli & Co in do-or-die clash- Follow Live Updates

RCB vs PBKS LIVE Score IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to seal playoff spot, Punjab Kings fighting for survival; Toss at 3:00 PM - RCB vs PBKS Follow live updates
RCB vs PBKS LIVE Score IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to seal playoff spot, Punjab Kings fighting for survival; Toss at 3:00 PM - RCB vs PBKS Follow live updates

IPL 2021 Playoff Race, RCB vs PBKS: RCB one win away from securing playoff spot – Just one win is all Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore need to secure a playoff berth and they face KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings, who can still qualify if they can win both games and KKR lose. As the playoff race heats up, RCB face PBKS on Sunday at the Sharjah Stadium. Follow Live Updates of RCB vs PBKS on InsideSport.co

Punjab Kings’ five-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday kept their hopes alive with KL Rahul playing a match-winning knock. They need to win both remaining matches while also hope that Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders lose their games. With 10 points from 12 games, PBKS are placed fifth and a win on Sunday will take them to the 4th spot behind CSK, DC and RCB.

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Virat Kohli's RCB have turned things around with two consecutive wins
Virat Kohli’s RCB have turned things around with two consecutive wins

IPL 2021 Playoff Race, RCB vs PBKS: What do PBKS need to qualify for playoffs?

  • Punjab Kings face RCB and CSK in their last two matches and can’t afford to lose either. Any slip up will see them exit the tournament.
  • They need to win both while also improve on their net run rate. Currently, PBKS are behind KKR on NRR (-0.236).
  • But even after winning both matches, PBKS will have to depend on other results to go their way, especially of KKR and MI.
  • KKR have two matches left and they face SRH and RR. If they win both, it will come down to the NRR and KKR have an advantage with a positive NRR of +0.302.
  • PBKS will need KKR to lose at least one.
  • The other factor is Mumbai Indians. Even though MI are behind on NRR, Rohit Sharma & Co have a match in hand. They face DC, RR and SRH and winning two of them will keep in the hunt, meaning PBKS’ chances will be slimmer if MI better the NRR.

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Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul led from the front to keep PBKS’ hopes alive

IPL 2021 Playoff Race, RCB vs PBKS: As for Virat Kohli’s RCB. The route to playoffs is fairly simple — win a match and seal qualification. RCB will play PBKS, SRH and DC and winning just one will take them to 16 points. RCB are currently placed 3rd with 14 points from 11 games. But if they lose all three, RCB’s hopes will be dented as they already have a negative NRR.

IPL 2021 Playoff Race, RCB vs PBKS: What do RCB need to qualify for playoffs?

  • RCB need to win one match and they will qualify.
  • If RCB lose all three, they can still qualify depending on other results and their own NRR.
  • Virat Kohli’s RCB have a negative NRR and losing all three will impact their NRR further.
  • If KKR, PBKS and MI win their two matches, all will be equal on 14 points, meaning it will come down to NRR to qualify for the playoffs.

IPL 2021 Playoff Race, RCB vs PBKS: However, as RCB have turned things around with two back to back wins, Virat Kohli will want to continue the winning momentum and deny his ward KL Rahul the chance to qualify.

 

The match will be played in Sharjah on Sunday, October 3 from 3:30 PM.

IPL 2021 Playoff Race: How do I watch live stream of  RCB vs PBKS match?

Star Sports will live telecast the match on Sunday on Sports 1, 1 HD, Sports 2, Star Sports 3 in different Indian languages other than English. You can watch the live stream on Disney+ Hotstar and Yupp TV. You can also follow InsideSport.co for live updates of the match.

IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS: KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings aim miracle turnaround, face Virat Kohli & Co in do-or-die clash- Follow Live Updates