Despite some doubts, Rajasthan Royals are on top of the IPL table with 16 points from 8 wins in 9 matches. With a strong team of batsmen and bowlers, they have the potential to go all the way. Read the blog to know why Rajasthan Royals might be eliminated in the league stage. Keep up-to-date with the latest cricket and IPL news at

The Royals have been true to their name so far:

Rajasthan Royals have been an outstanding team in the IPL 2024 season, with some exceptional players like Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, and Shimron Heytmer, who have been delivering brilliant performances. Their opening pair has been quite impressive too, causing a lot of trouble for the opposing teams. The team boasts some great bowlers in their lineup, including Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Chahal. Their consistent and impressive performance has earned them the top spot in the table, with Kolkata Knight Riders close behind at second place with 10 points, having played one game less.

However, there is a slight possibility that Rajasthan Royals may not qualify for the Playoffs, despite maintaining such a winning streak. Although it may seem unlikely, if they lose all their remaining games or win only one, they could still fail to qualify for the playoffs. This is because there are four upcoming teams – KKR, CSK, SRH, LSG – who could push them to the fifth position even if RR wins one of their five games. Nonetheless, the team has a great track record so far, and with their exceptional players and hard work, they have the potential to continue their winning streak and make it to the playoffs.

CSK’s remaining games and hypothetical results to pip RR:

CSK vs PBKS – CSK win

CSK vs PBKS – CSK win

CSK vs GT – CSK win

CSK vs RR – RR beat CSK

CSK vs RCB – CSK win

In this scenario, CSK will be at 18 points, whereas RR can make one more win, But CSK can pip RR on NRR.

SRH’s remaining games and hypothetical results to pip RR:

SRH vs RR – SRH win

SRH vs MI – SRH win

SRH vs LSG – SRH win

SRH vs GT – SRH win

SRH vs PBKS – SRH win

In this case, SRH will finish at 20 points or above RR, if the latter wins only one game.

LSG’s remaining games and hypothetical results to pip RR:

LSG vs MI: LSG win

LSG vs KKR: LSG win

LSG vs SRH: LSG lose

LSG vs DC: LSG win

LSG vs MI: LSG win

In this case, LSG will finish at 18 points and will be tied on NRR with RR if the Royals win only one game. On NRR, they can pip the Samson-led side.

SRH vs RR: A Little Insight on the last match

Considering the May 2, 2024 match Sun Risers Hyderabad won by one run margin against Rajasthan Royals, it was the 50th match of IPL 2024 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. SRH was unable to get hold of the match initially and couldn’t take the wickets of Abhishek Sharma and Anmolpreet Singh, however, Travis Head and Reddy were able to boost up the match and resurrected SRH’s innings by scoring 96 runs off 57 deliveries.

“We have played some close games this season, won a couple of them, and lost this one. Credit to the SRH bowlers for the way they fought back. The margin of error is very low in the IPL. The game is never done till it is done. It was tough to bat against the new ball and when it got old, it became easier.” Credit to both youngsters (Jaiswal and Parag), myself and Jos (Buttler) got out in the powerplay, they played well and got us to that position,” said Samson at the post-match presentation.

Final Words:

Rajasthan Royals need just one win in their next four games to secure a top-four finish and enter the playoffs, as the competition this year has been intense, and every team, except Royal Challengers Bangalore, has a chance to qualify for playoffs. Stay connected to to stay up to date on sports news, Cricket News, and IPL news Updates on time.