Three teams have confirmed their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 playoffs. After Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have also qualified for the playoffs. The defending champions Mumbai Indians have reached the seventh position, but are all their avenues closed for reaching the playoffs? Let us explain to you the complete math that how Mumbai Indians can reach or miss the playoffs-
Mumbai Indians have played a total of 12 matches so far, out of which this team led by Rohit Sharma has won five matches and lost seven. The current season has been full of difficulties for this team, which became the champions in the IPL held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year. In the first phase of IPL 2021, the team still performed better, but in the second phase, the team looked completely deviated from the track. Mumbai Indians legends like Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya were not in form and its effect is clearly visible on the performance of the team.
What do you have to do to reach the playoffs?
The road to the playoffs has become very difficult for Mumbai Indians, the team will have to win both their remaining matches, apart from keeping the focus on the results of the rest of the teams. Mumbai Indians would like Rajasthan Royals to win their match against KKR. The biggest problem for Mumbai Indians is their poor net run rate.
What are the remaining two matches
Mumbai Indians have to play against Rajasthan Royals on 5 October and Sunrisers Hyderabad on 8 October. In the first phase of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians defeated both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals.
Mumbai Indians can get out of playoff even after winning two matches
Even if Mumbai Indians win both the matches and KKR beat Rajasthan Royals, then Mumbai Indians could be out of the race for the playoffs. There is currently a difference of .745 in the net run rate of KKR and Mumbai Indians, which means Mumbai Indians will have to win both the matches by a huge margin to beat KKR in the net run rate, which looks very difficult considering the current form of the team. Used to be. KKR have 12 points in their account and they have to play their last match. With a win against Rajasthan Royals, their access to the playoffs will be almost certain. Mumbai currently has 10 points in its account and can reach as much as 14 points right now.