The road to the playoffs has been difficult for Mumbai (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: The points table of IPL 2023 had already become interesting. Now the result of Lucknow vs Mumbai match has made it even more interesting. Lucknow defeated Mumbai and with that the points table also took a new turn. Now the 5-time champion team Mumbai Indians is in danger of being thrown out of the tournament.
Yes, don’t be surprised if the Mumbai team gets out of the tournament even now. You must be wondering why we are saying this. So there is a reason behind our saying this. After losing to Lucknow, he now has 14 points after 13 matches. Meaning now even if they beat SRH in their last group match, they will be able to score only 16 points.
Read this: How did Mumbai lose against Lucknow?
MI out if CSK, LSG and RCB win
Now if Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants win their remaining 1 match and RCB wins the last two matches, then Mumbai Indians will be out again. Both RCB and MI can reach maximum 16 points. In such a situation, the screw will get stuck on the runrate, in which Mumbai Indians will be shocked, because its runrate is in minus and RCB’s is in plus.
RCB’s small win and SRH will be defeated by 80 runs
Now the question is how will the run rate of Mumbai Indians be better? So for this, if RCB wins its last two matches then its margin should not be more than 10 runs. At the same time, the Mumbai team should beat SRH by at least 80 runs. In this case, it can overtake RCB in terms of runrate. However, this seems a bit difficult to do.
CSK, LSG, RCB and PBKS lose any two of their remaining matches
The easiest way for Mumbai Indians to qualify for the playoffs was that they would have won both their remaining matches. But, now that she has lost one, then in that case she will need blessings along with her actions.
The Mumbai team will have to just win their last league match against SRH. And then pray that any two teams in CSK, LSG, RCB and PBKS lose their remaining matches.
If we lose to SRH, we will have to pray for the defeat of RCB and PBKS.
If Mumbai Indians lose against SRH then it will have only 14 points. In this case, he will have to pray that RCB and PBKS lose one match each. Even in this, the defeat of RCB should be so big, that its run-rate decreases in comparison to it.
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