Mumbai. MS Dhoni might not want to remember IPL 2022. The team was defeated by Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets in a match of T20 league. This is the team’s 8th defeat. With this, CSK’s team led by Dhoni has been out of the race for the playoffs. The team could not reach the playoffs only for the second time in the history of IPL. Earlier in 2020 also the performance of the team was poor. Playing first in the match, CSK’s team got all out after scoring only 97 runs in 16 overs. 7 players of the team could not touch the tens figure. In reply, Mumbai achieved the target for 5 wickets in 14.5 overs.
Mumbai Indians are already out of the playoff race after losing their first eight matches of the 15th season of the T20 league. The teams of Mumbai Indians and Chennai landed together in 13 seasons. This is the first season when both the teams could not make it to the playoffs. That is, both these teams made a shameful record. Mumbai is the most successful team in IPL history. He has won the title 5 times. At the same time, Chennai’s team is at number two with 4 titles.
was banned for 2 years
The team of Chennai Super Kings could not enter the IPL in 2016 and 2017. He was banned for spot-fixing. Even in 2016, Mumbai’s team could not reach the playoffs. However, CSK’s team did not land in that season. With the exit of these two legendary teams, the hope of a new champion in the T20 league has increased. The last time a new champion was seen in the IPL was in 2016. Then Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated RCB by 8 runs in the final.
In the current season of T20 league, 10 teams are landing. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants have got a chance for the first time. Gujarat team has become the first team to reach the playoffs. 7 teams clash for the other 3 places. Lucknow’s team is at number two with 8 wins. If the team wins any one of its remaining 2 matches, then it will qualify directly for the knockout round. Rajasthan Royals and RCB both have 12 points each.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 23:14 IST