New Delhi: In IPL history, many players of the 5-time champion team Mumbai Indians have drowned the team this time. Mumbai is at the seventh position with 10 points in 12 matches played. The condition of the team is that even to qualify for the playoffs, Mumbai has to depend on other teams. The performance of Mumbai’s batsmen and bowlers has not been good.
Bumrah-Bolt pair looted runs fiercely
Mumbai Indians’ star bowler Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have flopped in this IPL season. Bumrah has taken 17 wickets in 12 matches, but the batsmen have beaten him fiercely. Bolt has taken 12 wickets in 12 matches. Bolt has also looted a lot of runs. This is a big reason why Mumbai is lagging behind in this season.
poor middle order
The biggest weakness of Mumbai Indians has been its batting. Especially the middle order batsmen have sunk the team. Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard’s bat has remained silent throughout the season, due to which the team has not been able to score even a big score. Mumbai has also failed to chase runs this season. Mumbai’s opening pair Rohit and Quinton de Kock have also failed to score more runs.
Will Mumbai be able to qualify for the playoffs?
Qualifying for Mumbai Indians in the playoffs is not going to be easy. If Mumbai has to qualify, then it will have to win the remaining two matches at any cost. Even if Mumbai wins both its remaining matches, then it will have to depend on the rest of the teams as well. The run rate will help in qualifying to a great extent.
There is a war between the teams in the fourth place
Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have qualified for the playoffs. Both the teams are at the first and second positions in the points table with 18 points respectively. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore is at number three. Bangalore have 14 points and they are almost certain to go to the playoffs. The struggle continues for the fourth team in the playoffs. There is a battle between 4 teams for the fourth playoff team. Each team’s run rate and win both matter to qualify for the playoffs.