Both Mumbai and Lucknow teams can make it to the playoffs. (LSG Twitter)
New Delhi: The current winner Gujarat Titans has qualified for the playoffs in IPL-2023 by performing brilliantly. With this, it has become the first team to reach the playoffs this season. Now three places are left for the playoffs and the exciting race has started for this. Mumbai Indians face Lucknow Super Giants in IPL on Tuesday. Both these teams are also in the playoff race.
There is a race in seven teams for three places. In such a situation, the playoff race is not easy for Mumbai and Lucknow. Mumbai’s team is in third place, while Lucknow’s team is in fourth place. Both the teams have to play two more matches.
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Mumbai Indians playoff equation
Mumbai, captained by Rohit Sharma, has played 12 matches, out of which it has won seven matches. If Mumbai wins both its matches, it will reach the playoffs. Winning both the matches, this team will come second in the points table. Even if Mumbai wins only one match out of two, it can reach the playoffs. But here his negative run rate can create trouble for Mumbai.
But if Mumbai loses both its matches then it will be in trouble because its net run rate is not good. Here the five-time winner Mumbai will be out of the playoff race.
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) May 15, 2023
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Lucknow’s playoff equation
Lucknow also has two matches left and if it wins both the matches then it will reach the playoffs. But if she wins one match and loses one, then she will get 15 points. In such a situation, four teams can leave Lucknow behind. Then the chances of Lucknow going to the playoffs will be very less. If this team loses two matches, then Lucknow will have only 13 points and in such a situation this team will not be able to reach the playoffs.