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IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL playoffs history, stats and records, key players to watch out

Royal Challengers Bangalore set for their eighth IPL playoff appearance

Royal Challengers Bangalore reached the Indian Premier League playoffs stage for the third season in a row after Delhi Capitals' defeat to Mumbai Indians on Saturday (May 21) handed the Bangalore-based franchise the fourth spot in the IPL 2022 points table.

Faf Du Plessis-led side defeated Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator of IPL 2022 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday (May 25).

Later, RCB were knocked out by Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahemdabad on Friday (May 27) ending their hopes of lifting their maiden IPL title.

While this was RCB's third successive appearance in the playoff stages, the Bangalore-based side, who have never won the IPL trophy so far, were part of the knockout stages for the eighth time since the cash-rich league's inception in 2008.

In the eight attempts, RCB has finished runners up three times and exited the tournament in the preliminary, qualifiers or eliminator stages five times.

From 2008 to 2017, the IPL used to have three preliminary finals to decide the two finalists. However, that was renamed as two qualifiers and an eliminator from 2018 season with the same format that the top two will face each other in qualifier 1.

Here is a look at RCB's previous playoff appearances, where they finished that season and more:

RCB past IPL playoff results

RCB past IPL playoff results

Season League Finish Playoff Rounds Results
2009 3rd Semi-final Beat Chennai Super Kings
2009 3rd Final Lost to Deccan Chargers
2010 4th Semi-final Lost to Mumbai Indians
2010 4th 3rd Place Playoff Beat Deccan Chargers
2011 1st 1st Preliminary Final Lost to Chennai Super Kings
2011 1st 3rd Preliminary Final Beat Mumbai Indians
2011 1st Final Lost to Chennai Super Kings
2015 3rd 2nd Preliminary Final Beat Rajasthan Royals
2015 3rd 3rd Preliminary Final Lost to Chennai Super Kings
2016 2nd 1st Preliminary Final Beat Gujarat Lions
2016 2nd Final Lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad
2020 4th Eliminator Lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad
2021 3rd Eliminator Lost to Kolkata Knight Riders
2022 4th Eliminator Beat Lucknow Super Giants
2022 4th Qualifier 2 Lost to Rajasthan Royals

In 15 playoff matches so far, RCB has won just six of them either in the preliminary finals or semifinals or qualifiers. Plus, they have lost 9 including 3 of 3 finals.

RCB Stats in Playoff Stages

RCB Stats in Playoff Stages

Matches: 15

Won: 6

Lost: 9

Won Batting 1st: 3

Won Batting 2nd: 3

Highest Total: 207/4 vs Lucknow Super Giants in 2022 Eliminator

Lowest Total: 137/9 vs Deccan Chargers in 2008 Final

Highest Successful Chase: 159/6 vs Gujarat Lions in 2017 1st Preliminary Final

Lowest Total Defended: 180/9 vs Rajasthan Royals in 2015 2nd Preliminary Final

RCB had two IPL winners in their ranks this season in Du Plessis and Josh Hazlewood, who were part of the Chennai Super Kings' triumph last season. But, the duo could not change the fate of their new franchise.

Former skipper Virat Kohli has been part of every season RCB has played in the knockout stages.

Here is a look at RCB’s top performers in past playoff matches:

Here is a look at RCB’s top performers in past playoff matches:

Virat Kohli: 310 runs in 15 matches (2 fifties)

Faf du Plessis: 373 runs in 14 matches (3 fifties)

Dinesh Karthik: 225 runs in 11 matches

Josh Hazlewood: 9 wickets in 4 matches

Mohammed Siraj: 5 wickets in 4 matches

Harshal Patel: 6 wickets in 5 matches

Highest Individual Score in Playoffs: Rajat Patidar (112 not out off 54 balls) vs RR in IPL 2022 Eliminator

This season their top performers have been Du Plessis, wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik and spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, while the likes of Kohli and Glenn Maxwell too have stepped up lately. So, these five along with Harshal Patel will be key to RCB's success.

Here is a look at the key performers of RCB in IPL 2022:

Here is a look at the key performers of RCB in IPL 2022:

Faf du Plessis: 468 runs in 16 matches (3 fifties, Strike Rate: 127.52)

Virat Kohli: 341 runs in 16 matches (2 fifties, Strike Rate: 115.98)

Rajat Patidar: 333 runs in 8 matches (2 fifties, 1 hundred, Strike Rate: 152.75)

Dinesh Karthik: 330 runs in 16 matches (1 fifty, Strike Rate: 183.33)

Glenn Maxwell: 301 runs in 13 matches (1 fifty, Strike Rate: 169.10)

Wanindu Hasaranga: 26 wickets in 16 matches (1 - Five-Wicket Haul, Economy Rate: 7.54)

Josh Hazlewood: 20 wickets in 12 matches (Economy Rate: 8.10)

Harshal Patel: 19 wickets in 15 matches (Economy Rate: 7.66)

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Story first published: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 16:27 [IST]
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