new zealand experienced person sophie devineHis blistering 99-run knock propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a memorable win in a thrilling encounter. Gujarat Giants (GG) Women’s Premier League (WPL) in 2023. The 8-wicket win also kept RCB alive in the race for the playoffs, where Mumbai Indians (MI) are already qualified, and Delhi Capitals (DC) Very close to booking a spot.
Also, in the double header on Saturday afternoon, UP Warriors (UPW) Beat Mumbai to enhance their chances of clinching the third playoff spot. On that note, let’s take a look at the qualification chances for the three teams below:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB, currently, have a net run rate (NRR) of -1.044 after playing seven games, while Gujarat have an NRR of -2.511 after the same number of fixtures. Similarly, the Warriors have an NRR of -0.117 after playing six games. The Challengers’ chances of qualification depend on them winning their last game and reaching six points, and the Warriors are expected to lose their last two games against the Giants and the Capitals.
Now, if the three results go that way, the three teams will share six points, and then the NRR will come into play. So the challengers would need a slightly bigger margin in their last match to stay ahead in NRR.
The Giants are almost out of the playoff race, mainly because of their terrible NRR. Even if they beat the Warriors in their next match, they would still need the Warriors to lose against the Capitals by a huge margin of 112 runs to overtake them on the NRR. Additionally, Giants would also need RCB to lose their last game.
In the case of UP Warriors, if they manage to win at least one of their last two matches, they will seal a place in the playoffs. Even if they lose both games, but by a narrow margin, the Alyssa Healy-led side still has a chance to make the playoffs.