New Delhi. Now the battle of ‘do or die’ has started in IPL 2021. The match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals is also similar. This match is going to happen today on 5th October. There is still some relief for Rajasthan Royals, but not so for Mumbai Indians. If the Mumbai Indians team loses to Rajasthan Royals, then it will be out of the race for the playoffs (IPL 2021 playoffs). Not so with Rajasthan. She can remain in the race for the playoffs even after losing.
In IPL 2021, both Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals have played 12-12 matches. Both have 10-10 points from 5-5 wins. Despite everything being on par, there is a big difference between these two teams. If Mumbai Indians lose to Rajasthan, they will be out of the playoffs. Rajasthan team can make it to the top-4 even after losing to Mumbai. know how.
Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals now have two matches left. Mumbai Indians will face Rajasthan today and Hyderabad team on 7 October. If Mumbai loses, it will have 10 points and Rajasthan 12 points. Rajasthan team will take on Kolkata Knight Riders on 7th October itself, which already has 12 points. In such a situation, whichever team wins from Kolkata and Rajasthan, it will get 14 points. Then the team with the better net run rate will play the playoffs.
On the other hand, after losing to Rajasthan, Mumbai Indians will still be left with 12 points even if they win their last match against Hyderabad. That is why today’s match against Rajasthan Royals is important for Mumbai Indians. His way to the playoffs goes through this match and that too with a win. If he loses, his return ticket will be deducted.
Overall, Delhi Capitals have made it to the playoffs with 20 points, Chennai Super Kings 18 and Royal Challengers 16 points. Now there is a struggle to be in the top-2 between these three teams. Apart from Mumbai and Rajasthan, there are teams from Kolkata and Punjab Kings in the race for the fourth place. There are 56 league matches to be played in IPL 2021. Of these, 50 matches have happened. The match between Mumbai and Rajasthan will be the 51st match of the league.