Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis is hopeful that Mumbai Indians (MI) will beat Delhi Capitals (DC) in their last league on Saturday. Incidentally, if Mumbai manage to beat the Capitals, Bangalore to progress through to the playoffs.
On the other hand, a win for Delhi in their final group game on Saturday will see them progress through to the playoffs. Both teams will end up on 16 points if DC win but they have a much superior Net Run Rate.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf Du Plessis is hopeful that five-time IPL champions Mumbai will finish their campaign on a high, beating Rishabh Pant and Co on Saturday. Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, du Plessis said:
“Tonight was really important for obvious reasons. You want to finish the competition strong and show that you are a group of people that has character within the dressing room. I think the worst thing for us that could have happened tonight was putting in a soft performance. That was really important for me to see from us as a group today and control what’s in our hands.”
“Probably one or two inconsistent performances put us in the position we are today but it was really important for us tonight. We have a couple of blue hats in our dressing room for the next couple of days and I’m banking on Rohit to go big,” Faf du Plessis added.
RCB beat Gujarat to keep their hopes alive in IPL 2022
Speaking of the game, Bangalore took on table toppers and already qualified Gujarat Titans in a must-win game. The Titans posted a decent total of 168 courtesy of a great knock from skipper Hardik Pandya and some brilliant cameos from Wriddhiman Saha and Rashid Khan.
In reply, RCB openers Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis were simply relentless and kept the runs flowing for their side. RCB lost their first wicket in the fifteenth over and then lost Kohli too two overs later. The pressure was still there on RCB, but Glenn Maxwell’s blistering innings of 40* off 18 balls made sure that Bangalore crossed the line.