Explained: How MI Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Mumbai Indians did not have a bright start to their IPL 2021 UAE phase and luckily, they ended their losing streak in the previous game against PBKS. They have lost all their last three games before yesterday’s game and they needed a performance like this to stage a comeback. However, they still have lots of work to be done in the remaining games.
Mumbai Indians are currently at the fifth position in the points table after the win over PKBS and have won 5 out of 11 games so far. Their net run rate is still big a question mark with -0.453 and they will be aware of the consequences. They cannot afford to lose a game from here on which will make it harder for them with their poor net run rate. Here is how MI can still qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
How MI Can Still Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs:
Mumbai Indians with their win against PBKS are still effectively in the race for the playoff, and winning all their remaining games will be their primary task. They have three games in hand against the DC, SRH, and the RR and even if they lose one out of these games, they have to make sure they win the other two games very comprehensively and by a big margin.
Mumbai Indian’s net run rate is the second-lowest in the season and only SRH are behind them. They will be hoping that KKR loses at least two of their remaining games which will make it a little easier for the Mumbai side. The Rohit Sharma-led side will face a stiff challenge from the Delhi Capitals side who have looked prolific so far.
It could come down to the slightest of margins in the end, and MI have scraped through into the playoffs in the past. The defending champions are unstoppable when they start to peak around and their next assignment will be up against the Delhi Capitals side on Saturday.