Mumbai Indians: We are at the fag end of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and we still are unsure about who will be the teams that will play in the playoff. Gujarat Titans have set themselves apart from the other teams and have reached the playoffs. With just 4 games remaining, there’s no certainty about who will be the other three teams as 6 teams are in Frey.
MI vs SRH: How can Mumbai Indians qualify for the playoffs?
Mumbai Indians are among the six teams that are in contention to qualify for the playoffs. It’s fair to say that they are in a good position to qualify as compared to the other few teams. But it too seems an uphill task as not only do they have to win but they need few results in their favour as well.
They currently are placed 6th on the points table with 7 wins and 6 losses from 13 games. However, what can be problematic for them is their Net Run Rate, which is negative. Mumbai Indians recently suffered a narrow loss against Lucknow Super Giants and had they would’ve won that game, they were a sure shot in the playoffs.
But they still have a great chance to qualify. Mumbai Indians first need to ensure that they win their last league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They also would be hoping that Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings or Kolkata Knight Riders thump Lucknow Super Giants.
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If this happens Mumbai can reach 16 points, one better than CSK or LSG and then they can qualify without their NRR coming into effect. But if both CSK and LSG win their last games, then NRR might come into place.
In this scenario, they would want RCB to lose their game first, which will take them through. But if RCB wins against GT, it should be less than the runs MI wins against SRH plus 80 runs.
MI vs SRH: Qualification scenarios for Mumbai Indians
Here is the qualification scenario for Mumbai Indians:
|1.||DC defeat CSK or KKR defeat LSG and MI win against SRH|
|2.||MI beat SRH by X runs. Then GT beat RCB or RCB win by Y runs. X > Y + 80.|