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IPL 2023 Playoff Race: Royal Challengers Bangalore & Kolkata Knight Riders reignite hopes

Only the Delhi Capitals (DC) have been declared eliminated.

IPL 2023 Playoff Race: Royal Challengers Bangalore & Kolkata Knight Riders reignite hopes
Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Karen Noronha

Last Updated: 11.05 AM, May 15, 2023

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The 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season is featuring one of the most challenging playoff races ever. By winning their respective matches on Super Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have revived their chances of making the playoffs.

With 12 points from as many games, Royal Challengers (RC) have jumped up to fifth place after crushing Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 112 runs. In fact, this triumph by such a wide margin helped them improve their negative Net Run Rate (NNR). 

With regard to the Knight Riders, their 7-wicket victory over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has hurt MS Dhoni and the company's chances of making the playoffs. 

In the meantime, if Gujarat Titans (GT) defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Monday, they would become the first team to formally qualify for the playoffs. Only the Delhi Capitals (DC) have been declared eliminated.

IPL 2023 points table
IPL 2023 points table

IPL 2023 Remaining Fixtures:

Delhi Capitals (DC):
May 17: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals at 7:30 PM
May 20: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings at 3:30 PM

Rajasthan Royals (RR):
May 19: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals at 7:30 PM

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG):
May 16: Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians at 7:30 PM
May 20: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants at 7:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
May 20: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings at 3:30 PM

Gujarat Titans (GT):
May 15: Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at 7:30 PM
May 21: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans at 7:30 PM

Punjab Kings (PBKS):
May 17: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals at 7:30 PM
May 19: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals at 7:30 PM

Mumbai Indians (MI):
May 16: Lucknow Super Giants vs Mumbai Indians at 7:30 PM
May 21: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at 3:30 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
May 20: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants at 7:30 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
May 18: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at 7:30 PM
May 21: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans at 7:30 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):
May 15: Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at 7:30 PM
May 18: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at 7:30 PM
May 21: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at 3:30 PM

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