Defending champions Mumbai Indians: The Mumbai Indians will likely pay the price for a slow start to their second leg of the 2021 IPL. They lost three on the fly. But kept their hopes alive, to win 2 of their next 3 to keep their hopes alive, but KKR abolished. They hammered Rajasthan Royals by a huge margin earlier this week to keep their hopes alive but they have been dented by KKR.
- KKR are all but through to the play-offs of IPL 2021
- Mumbai Indians need nothing less than a miracle to finsih in top 4
- MI will take on SRH in their final league game of IPL 2021 on Friday
The improbable has been accomplished multiple times in the Indian Premier League, but what the Mumbai Indians will need on Friday to qualify for the playoffs borders on the impossible. Kolkata Knight Riders secured a spot in the 2021 IPL playoffs after a fearless performance against the Rajasthan Royals, who were packed in Sharjah on Thursday in the 172-for-85 pursuit.
The Mumbai Indians have to overcome 171 runs at Sharjah Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.
If you roll first, you cannot overtake KKR on the points table, even if you win in the first over.
KKR held fourth in the 2021 IPL points table. They have 14 points and their net run rate has increased enormously after beating RR in 86 runs.
Fans of the Mumbai Indians would have expected. A KKR defeat or at least a close fight between the two-time champions. And the Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, but Eoin Morgan’s men fired all guns and blew up the first-edition champions.
KKR‘s massive victory put an end to the hopes of the Punjab Kings. And the Rajasthani Royals, but the Mumbai Indians (read mathematically) are still not out of the race for the playoffs. The defending champions, who are aiming for a hat trick. Will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, with two games played simultaneously for the first time in tournament history. In the other game on Friday, Delhi Capitals will face Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Meanwhile, RCB also has a mathematical chance of knocking Chennai Super Kings. Out of the top 2 if they beat Delhi Capitals on Friday. CSK is currently in second place with 18 points and a net execution rate of +0.455, while RCB has -0.159.
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