New Delhi.In the 51st match of IPL 2021, the team of 5-time champions Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals (RR vs MI) will face each other. Both are trying to keep the playoff hopes alive by winning the match. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have already qualified for the playoffs. Now the tough competition for the fourth place is going on between Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians. KKR are fourth with 12 points from 13 matches, while Punjab, Rajasthan and Mumbai are in 5th, 6th and 7th place with 10 points each.
In such a situation, it becomes a fight or die for both Rajasthan and Mumbai. The equation is the same for both the teams. It is not only necessary for both the teams to go to the playoffs, but the remaining two matches will have to be won by a big margin. Only then will there be a chance of getting a place in the playoffs.
Mumbai’s run rate due to defeat against Delhi
The net run rate of Rajasthan is -0.337. At the same time, the run rate of Mumbai has become -0.453. Mumbai’s run rate dropped due to poor performance of the batsmen against Delhi Capitals. The losing team in today’s match will be knocked out of the tournament, but going to the playoffs will not be easy for the winning team, as Kolkata Knight Riders will reach 14 points from the win in the next match and their net run rate is much better with +0.294 Is.
In such a situation, whether it is Rajasthan or Mumbai, the journey ahead of both of them seems difficult. Kolkata’s next match is from Rajasthan, while Mumbai will take on the field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match. In such a situation, there is a possibility that the fourth team will enter the playoffs on the basis of run rate.