Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has stated that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) only needs to beat the Gujarat Titans (GT) comprehensively in tonight’s IPL 2022 encounter if they want to survive the race in… knockout round.
Royal Challengers have won seven of their 13 games to date and are tied on points with Delhi Capitals (DC). However, DC has a much better run rate and can be confident they will win the final match against the Mumbai Indians.
Therefore, this 44-year-old man believes that RCB will have to kill GT. Speaking in a video on his YouTube channel, here’s what Aakash Chopra had to say about Bengaluru’s chances of qualifying for the knockout round:
“If RCB win today, they will get 16 points and will have a chance to qualify. But even then their level will not be guaranteed as DC can also reach 16th with the win. won their last game against Mumbai So they will need to focus on their net run rate but think about 16 first. That is guaranteed they won’t qualify with just 14 point. “
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Aakash Chopra feels stars like Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli have not made enough impact for their team so far this season.
The 44-year-old thinks that’s probably why Bengaluru finds themselves in such a precarious situation and will need one of their big boys to take a stand. He chooses:
“RCB played some great cricket in the early part of the tournament and they seem to have a great balance. But there comes a moment in every tournament when your big players need to get ahead. Because So, when the likes of Kohli, Faf, Maxwell don’t have a run score, your team’s chances of winning are damaged.”
One thing that could happen in Bengaluru’s way is that Gujarat could consider letting some of their key players rest ahead of the knockout stages. However, it is still up to the players to take advantage of the players if such a situation occurs.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-ipl-2022-guaranteed-rcb-going-qualify-just-14-points-aakash-chopra-believes-bengaluru-need-big-win-gt?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda IPL 2022: “Guaranteed that RCB is not going to qualify with just 14 points”