Playoff battle becomes difficult, the sword of being out hangs on Mumbai Indians

The playoff race for the Indian Premier League 2023 is still on. Many teams remain consistent in the playoff race. At the same time, its mathematics is also continuously getting confused. The equation for the IPL playoffs is so serious and complicated that apart from one team, the way to reach the playoffs is not clear for other teams. These days the playoff race is getting more and more complicated after every match.
Before the match, if a team looks away from the playoffs, then till the end of the match, there is so much excitement that the same team reaches close to the playoffs. A similar situation was witnessed in the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians played on the evening of Tuesday, May 16. In this exciting match which lasted till the last ball, Lucknow Super Giants succeeded in snatching victory from the hands of Mumbai Indians team. Before the match, it was expected that Mumbai Indians’ playoff ticket would be confirmed with a win in this match. But now after losing a match, the equation has changed a lot.
only one match left
Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, are currently in the top 4. Earlier, Mumbai Indians were at the third position but now after losing the match against Lucknow Super Giants, the team has come at the fourth position. Mumbai has played a total of 13 matches, in which it has won seven and lost six. The team is at the fourth position with 14 points, but these points are not enough to get a playoff ticket. The net runrate of the team is also -0.128 which can be a problem for the team.
It is worth noting that in the beginning of the league, the team was defeated in many matches, but after that the team made a comeback and performed brilliantly. Mumbai Indians have won three out of the last 5 matches. But now after losing the match against Lucknow, the road to the playoffs has become difficult for the team. Let us tell that now Mumbai Indians have to play only one match which will be played against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium on 21st May.
Such are the chances of Mumbai Indians
If Mumbai Indians kneel in front of Sunrisers Hyderabad, then all the way for the team to go to the playoffs will end. But if Mumbai Indians fight hard and win, then the team can find a way to go to the playoffs. Mumbai Indians can get a total of 16 points by winning the last match. Whereas Chennai and Lucknow also win their last matches, they will have 17 and 17 points.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have to play two matches and if the team wins both the matches, then with 16 points, it can also match Mumbai Indians. In this situation, the decision will be taken on the basis of net run rate, which is currently running in the negative of Mumbai, which does not seem to be going in favor of the team. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s net run rate is in plus, due to which they have more chances to make it to the playoffs. It is clear from this that Mumbai will have to win by a big margin to overtake Bangalore in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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