RCB vs CSK: High voltage match may be affected by weather, RCB's aspirations will be shattered

RCB vs CSK: The 68th match of IPL 2024 is to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. There is tremendous impatience and interest among the fans regarding this match because it is being considered a kind of virtual knockout match. However, there is no good news for the fans before the match. There is a possibility of rain in Bengaluru and in such a situation the match may be washed out.

May 17, 2024 - 15:34
RCB vs CSK: High voltage match may be affected by weather, RCB's aspirations will be shattered

Bangalore's Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings will square off in a high-stakes game at M Chinnaswamy Stadium this Saturday. One way to look at this match is as a virtual knockout between RCB and CSK. This is an exciting match, of course, but the fans are more concerned about the weather than the exciting match itself.

The game scheduled for May 18 is at risk of rain. If it rains during the game at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB supporters would prefer that their team's chances of making the playoffs are not fulfilled. The top team in the standings is Kolkata Knight Riders, and the playoff spots are also guaranteed for the Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Lucknow Supergiants can qualify for the playoffs after a lot of difficulties. In any case, all eyes are on the match between RCB and CSK because it is considered certain that the fourth team of the playoffs will be selected from this match. But the weather is scaring the home fans.

According to the Accuweather.com website, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Bengaluru on Saturday evening. It is expected to remain cloudy throughout the year and rainfall is likely to be 7.2 mm. The match will start at 7:30 pm and heavy rain is expected at that time.

If RCB wants to make it to the playoffs, they will have to beat CSK by a margin of 18 runs if they bat first. If RCB wins by a margin of 17 runs or less then it will be out of the playoff race because its net run rate is low. If RCB chases the target then they will have to achieve the target before 18.1 overs against CSK.

At the same time, if Chennai Super Kings want to qualify, they will have to defeat RCB. If CSK loses and its difference is less than 18 runs or less than 11 balls, then in such a situation also it will qualify. However, if this match is canceled due to rain, then both the teams will get one point each and in such a situation Chennai Super Kings will qualify for the playoffs.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Content Writer