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IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS: KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings aim for a miraculous turnaround, take on Virat Kohli & Co in a do-or-die clash – 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 needs to secure a play-off spot and they’ll face KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings who can still qualify if they can win both games and KKR can lose. As the play-off race heats up, RCB will face PBKS at Sharjah Stadium on Sunday. 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 knockout. They need to win both remaining matches while also hoping Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders lose their games. With 10 points from 12 games, PBKS is fifth and a win on Sunday takes them to 4th place behind CSK, DC and RCB.

IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS: KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings aim for a miraculous turnaround, take on Virat Kohli & Co in a do-or-die clash – Follow Live Updates

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

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

  • Punjab Kings face RCB and CSK in their last two games and cannot afford to lose either. Any mistake will cause them to leave the tournament.
  • They need to win both while improving their net run rate. Currently, PBKS are behind KKR at NRR (-0.236).
  • But even after winning both matches, PBKS will have to depend on other results to get their way, especially KKR and MI.
  • KKR still have two games to go and they will face SRH and RR. If they both win, it comes down to the NRR and KKR has an advantage with a positive NRR of +0.302.
  • PBKS needs KKR to lose at least one.
  • The other factor is the Mumbai Indians. While MI is lagging behind NRR, Rohit Sharma & Co has a match in hand. They are going up against DC, RR and SRH and winning two of them remains in the hunt meaning PBKS’ chances will be smaller if MI improves NRR.

IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS: KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings aim for a miraculous turnaround, take on Virat Kohli & Co in a do-or-die clash – Follow Live Updates

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

IPL 2021 Playoff Race, RCB vs PBKS: As for Virat Kohli’s RCB. The route to the play-offs is quite simple: win a match and seal the qualification. RCB will play PBKS, SRH and DC and if they win just one they will get 16 points. RCB is currently 3rd with 14 points from 11 matches. But if they lose all three, RCB’s hopes will be tarnished as they already have a negative NRR.

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

  • RCB has to win one match and then they qualify.
  • If RCB loses all three, they can still qualify depending on other results and their own NRR.
  • Virat Kohli’s RCB has a negative NRR and the loss of all three will further affect their NRR.
  • If KKR, PBKS and MI win their two games, they will all be tied on 14 points, meaning it will be up to NRR to qualify for the playoffs.

IPL 2021 Playoff Race, RCB vs PBKS: However, as RCB has turned things around with two consecutive wins, Virat Kohli will want to continue the winning momentum and deprive his division of KL Rahul of the chance to qualify.

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

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

Star Sports will broadcast the match live on Sundays on Sports 1, 1 HD, Sports 2, Star Sports 3 in 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 for a miraculous turnaround, take on Virat Kohli & Co in a do-or-die clash – Follow Live Updates

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