New Delhi. IPL 2021 is now in that phase, where every match is a ‘do or die’ for some or the other team. The match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, to be held on October 5 today, is also similar. Whoever wins this match will remain in the race for the playoffs (IPL 2021 playoffs) because a win will make it 12 points. The current equation of the playoffs (IPL playoffs) is such that there can be a long article on it. For the time being, we are talking about that equation here, in which the playoff can be played even with 12 points.
There are 56 league matches to be played in IPL 2021. Of these, 50 matches have happened. After these 50 matches, Delhi Capitals 20, Chennai Super Kings 18 and Royal Challengers have made it to the playoffs with 16 points. Now there is a struggle to be in the top-2 between these three teams. Sports lovers know that the team in the top-2 gets an extra chance to reach the final.
Fourth place match between 4 teams
Now the talk of those 4 teams between which there is a competition to be fourth in the points table. These teams are Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. Kolkata have 12 points from 13 matches. Mumbai, Rajasthan have 10 points from 12-12 matches. Punjab have 10 points from 13 matches. That is, Kolkata, Mumbai and Rajasthan can go up to a maximum of 14 points. Punjab cannot go beyond 12 points. But in the if-but equation, the possibility of him also coming in the top-4 cannot be ruled out. However, this will happen only if Kolkata, Mumbai and Rajasthan lose one match each. Then net runrate will be the boss.
Victory is essential for Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians now have two matches left. She will take on Rajasthan Royals today and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 8 October. If Mumbai wins both the matches, then it will have 14 points. But if Mumbai wins today and Rajasthan team defeats Kolkata on 7 October, then these three teams will have equal 12-12 points. That is, then the magic number will be 12 and in which the net runerate will play the role of the boss. If this equation is made and Punjab beat Chennai on 7 October, then it will also have 12 points. Then the team with the better run-rate from Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajasthan and Punjab will play the playoffs.