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IPL 2024: Rain To Play Spoilsport During RCB vs CSK Clash In Bengaluru?

The upcoming clash against CSK holds significant playoff implications for RCB, who initially struggled with only one win in their first eight matches.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | May 15, 2024 17:00 IST
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RCB vs CSK rain

The highly anticipated showdown between RCB and CSK in Match 68 of the Indian Premier League 2024 is facing a significant risk of being affected by rain, potentially leading to a washout. This crucial fixture, set to take place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, May 18, holds immense importance for RCB as their playoff aspirations hinge on securing a decisive victory in this encounter.

Rain To Play Spoilsport In RCB vs CSK?

However, the outlook appears grim for millions of RCB supporters, with heavy rainfall forecasted throughout the day. According to weather reports from weather.com, there is a high likelihood of 73% of rain during the daytime on May 18, with the probability increasing to 80% around 6 pm. The anticipated downpour may be accompanied by thunderstorms, further raising concerns about the feasibility of completing the game.

RCB vs CSK weather

RCB vs CSK weather

The persistent rainfall could lead to the possibility of a shortened match, posing additional challenges for the home team. Per IPL regulations, the shortest match permissible is five overs, with the latest possible start time being 10:56 PM.

One glimmer of hope for RCB lies in the unpredictable nature of Bengaluru’s weather and the exceptional drainage system at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, renowned as one of the best in the country. Interestingly, RCB’s previous IPL fixture in 2023 against GT also faced rain threats, yet they were fortunate to witness a full 20-over match despite adverse weather conditions leading up to the game.

The upcoming clash against CSK holds significant playoff implications for RCB, who initially struggled with only one win in their first eight matches. However, their fortunes changed with a notable 35-run victory against SRH in their ninth fixture, igniting a five consecutive matches winning streak. This resurgence has bolstered their chances of securing a coveted spot in the top four.

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First published on: May 15, 2024 05:00 PM IST

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