Explained: How Mumbai Indians (MI) Can Qualify For IPL 2021 Playoffs. Mumbai Indians have dropped one spot down to the sixth position in the points table after Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders yesterday in IPL 2021 UAE phase. However, it has now given an extra opportunity for Mumbai Indians and the defending champions just need to win all their remaining games to progress to the playoffs.
Earlier, they had stiff competition from Kolkata Knight Riders and their negative run rate was about to haunt them. With the loss for KKR yesterday, Mumbai Indians cannot afford to lose the game against Delhi in their next encounter as they might not recover in time with their poor net run rate. Here is how Mumbai Indians can qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs.
How Mumbai Indians 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 third-lowest in the season and only SRH and RR are behind them. They will be hoping that KKR loses at least one 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 has 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 today afternoon.