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WPL 2024: Despite Loss to DC, RCB Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive- Here’s How

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WPL 2024: Despite Loss to DC, RCB Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive- Here’s How

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 playoff berths for the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) have already been confirmed. Now, for them, the only thing that matters is who tops the table to advance to the final. But there’s still one playoff slot left, and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and UP Warriorz (UPW) are the two teams fighting for it.

After seven games, RCB and the Warriorz have each collected six points. But third place goes to Smriti Mandhana’s Challengers thanks to their better net run rate of +0.027. Conversely, the Warriorz have a -0.365 net run rate. After RCB’s 1 run defeat to the Capitals on Sunday, March 10 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, the situation became more tricky.

Warriorz and RCB would not automatically qualify for the playoffs with just a victory in their subsequent game. With the Mumbai Indians (MI) their opponent in their penultimate and final league game on March 12, RCB has a difficult assignment ahead of them.

It’s important to remember that since the WPL’s inception last year, RCB has lost all three of its games versus MI. The Gujarat Giants (GT), who were eliminated from the competition, will be playing for dignity when the Warriorz take on them.Therefore, it can be concluded that RCB has a significant disadvantage when it comes to the final stages of the tournament.

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RCB Qualification Scenario for WPL 2024

Scenario 1

After defeating the Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is hoping that the Gujarat Giants (GT) defeat UP Warriorz (UPW). Mandhana’s ladies will be eliminated from the competition if the Warriorz defeat the Giants and RCB falls short against MI.

Scenario 2

UP Warriorz (UPW) defeated the Gujarat Giants (GT) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated the Mumbai Indians (MI); alternatively, UP Warriorz (UPW) lost to the Gujarat Giants (GT) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost to the Mumbai Indians (MI). The squad that scores more runs at the net will move on.

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T20 World Cup 2024: Team India’s First Group Arrives in New York

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T20 World Cup 2024: Team India’s First Group Arrives in New York

The principal cluster of Indian players, including skipper Rohit Sharma and lead trainer Rahul Dravid, among others, landed in New York. BCCI’s true online entertainment handle shared a video of the equivalent.

Any semblance of Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and the training staff loaded onto the trip toward the West on Saturday. Rohit, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Gasp, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and voyaging holds Shubman Gill and Khaleel Ahmed arrived today.

All groups highlighting the players from India’s 15-man World Cup crew were taken out of the Indian Head Association (IPL) 2024 preceding the last. The show-stopper occasion starts off the following month with India starting their mission against Ireland. India is set in Gathering A, close by Ireland, and has the USA, Canada, and their main opponents, Pakistan.

Prior, a video did the rounds via web-based entertainment in which the stars of the Indian cricket crew should have been visible showing up at the Mumbai air terminal.

As announced by CricketNext, Virat Kohli still can’t seem to take the trip to New York for the 2024 T20 World Cup. The star India hitter will probably interface with the crew before the main warm-up apparatus versus Bangladesh on June 1. It is perceived that he will fly towards the month’s end.

“He will arrive in New York before the warm-up versus Bangladesh on June 1. Regardless of whether he plays in the warm-up, it will be the board’s call—whether they feel there is a sufficient hole between his landing and the warm-up installation,” says a source near improvements.

The second group of players left earlier today, and Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, and Yashasvi Jaiswal will join the crew soon. Both Sanju and Avesh shared the report on their particular Instagram stories.

Hardik Pandya is perceived to be easily reached from London. India’s head all-rounder, Mumbai Indians, was an extended get-away after his IPL side crashed out in the association stages. He was booked to go straight from London to New York.

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All groups, including the players from India’s 15-man World Cup crew, were taken out of the Indian Head Association (IPL) 2024 preceding the last. The show-stopper occasion starts off the following month with India starting their mission against Ireland. India is set in Gathering A, close by Ireland, and has the USA, Canada, and their most outstanding opponents, Pakistan.

Prior, a video did the rounds via web-based entertainment in which the stars of the Indian cricket crew should have been visible showing up at the Mumbai air terminal.

As detailed by CricketNext, Virat Kohli still can’t seem to take the trip to New York for the 2024 T20 World Cup. The star India player will probably interface with the crew before the main warm-up installation versus Bangladesh on June 1. It is perceived that he will fly towards the month’s end.

Also Read: Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

“He will arrive in New York before the warm-up versus Bangladesh on June 1. Regardless of whether he plays in the warm-up, it will be the board’s call—whether they feel there is a sufficient hole between his landing and the warm-up installation,” says a source near improvements.

The second group of players left today, and Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, and Yashasvi Jaiswal will join the crew soon. Both Sanju and Avesh shared the report on their individual Instagram stories.

Hardik Pandya is perceived to be easily reached from London. India’s chief all-rounder, the Mumbai Indians, was on holiday after his IPL side crashed out in the association stages. He was planning to make a straightforward trip from London to New York.

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Hardik Pandya Vacations Amid Natasa Stankovic Divorce Rumors, Set to Join India T20 WC Squad in New York

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Hardik Pandya Vacations Amid Natasa Stankovic Divorce Rumors, Set to Join India T20 WC Squad in New York

More than just Virat Kohli, there were others who did not board the Saturday flight from Mumbai to New York for the T20 World Cup, where Rohit Sharma was leading along with some Indian players and coaching staff, beginning on June 1 in the USA and the West Indies. Hardik Pandya, the captain of Mumbai Indians, had a terrible IPL season, performing poorly as both a leader and player, and was also missing.

As per a report in Cricbuzz on Sunday, Hardik, who is dealing with personal struggles amid rumors of splitting with wife Natasa Stankovic, is presently holidaying in a secret location abroad. After Mumbai’s disappointing IPL season ended with a second last-place finish in three years, he left the country. The report also mentioned that the all-rounder, who will assist Rohit in the upcoming ICC tournament, will go straight to New York to join the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.

Though the precise time of Hardik’s flight to New York is unknown, the source states that he would arrive in time for India’s first practise.

As for the other players, they will depart for New York later, including Rinku Singh of the Kolkata Knight Riders, who played in Sunday’s IPL final, and Sanju Samson of the Rajasthan Royals, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Avesh Khan, who all participated in the Qualifier 2 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 25 in Chennai.

After leaving on Saturday night, the remaining team members—Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and replacements Shubman Gill and Khaleel Ahmed—arrived in New York on Sunday night.

As per a report published on Sunday, Kohli did not travel with the team since he requested an extension of his leave from the BCCI following Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s elimination in the IPL 2024 Eliminator match last week. On the other hand, the former captain of India won the Orange Cap after making 741 runs at a strike rate exceeding 154 and an average of 61.75 in 15 matches. There are 105 fifty runs in the run total. He was the leading run scorer in an IPL season for the second time with this win. His record-breaking 973 runs in 2016 allowed him to win the trophy for the first time.

Also Read: Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

In 2007, Team India, the champions of the first T20 World Cup held in South Africa, will kick off their journey against Ireland on June 5 at the newly built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, followed by a match against Pakistan on June 9 at the same location. Matches against co-hosts USA (June 12) and Canada (June 15) will follow as part of their Group-A ties.

India will play a warm-up match against Bangladesh in New York on June 1 ahead of their season start.

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Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

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Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

After leading his team to an IPL trophy victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday night at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Gautam Gambhir, the coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, was elated. Along with celebrating with every KKR player, he also obliged with pictures, demonstrating his busy schedule. Amid the festivities, he had time to greet BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who was in attendance at the IPL final. They later had a long conversation, which raised rumors that he would be appointed England head coach.

As the frontrunner to succeed Rahul Dravid as head coach, Gambhir has surfaced. The 2024 T20 World Cup in June will mark the end of the legend of India. BCCI invited candidates to take Dravid’s place for the prestigious job, as he was unwilling to reapply. The agreement will remain in effect until the conclusion of the ODI World Cup in 2027.

During BCCI’s search, two Australian icons—Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer—were mentioned as potential candidates for the India head coach post. However, both men declined to apply. The board wants an Indian to take up the role since he is more accustomed to and knowledgeable about domestic cricket action than a foreign coach would be. Shah also explained that the BCCI never approached the two for the position. If Shah’s hinting at Gambhir’s preference for the position wasn’t enough, his actions on Sunday, when he saw the World Cup winner in 2011, congratulated him, took pictures, and had a long conversation with him outside of KKR’s celebration in Chennai, certainly did.

Also Read: KKR vs SRH IPL 2024 Final Live Score: Kolkata Knight Riders Wins Third IPL Title with Eight-Wicket Victory Over SRH

As per the news that appeared in Dainik Jagran on Saturday, Gambhir has not yet submitted his application to become India’s head coach. He is keen on replacing Virat Kohli. After the IPL final, he might have a meeting with some BCCI executives in Chennai. But BCCI will publicly announce him as Dravid’s replacement as soon as he does. Because the story also states that Gambhir must speak with Shah Rukh Khan, KKR’s co-owner, before applying for the position, Gambhir finds himself in a bit of a pickle. Before the IPL 2024 season officially began, the Bollywood actor was instrumental in persuading Gambhir to rejoin KKR as the team’s mentor from the Lucknow Super Giants. He also encouraged Gambhir to lead the team for ten years, offering him a blank check with the stipulation that he would pay any amount he chose.

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