IPL Live Updates IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians playoff already out of competition for sixth consecutive defeat?; See what the qualifying math says IPL 2022 Points Table Check MI lost 6th consecutive match, can Mumbai Indians still qualify for playoff scsg 91
K. Playing under the captaincy of L Rahul, Lucknow’s 200-run challenge was heavy for Mumbai and they had to face defeat by 18 runs. This is Mumbai’s sixth consecutive defeat in this year’s season. Mumbai’s team is currently at the bottom of the points table (IPL 2022 Points Table). Mumbai has never done this bad before. So Mumbai Dada’s team, which has won the tournament five times so far, is coming out before the playoffs this year. The review comes in the backdrop of the ongoing debate over whether Mumbai can make it to the play-offs.
Mumbai at the bottom of the points table
Mumbai Indians is the only team in the series that has not won a single match so far. Mumbai are at the bottom of the points table after losing six of their last six matches. Looking at the points table after the 26th match in the 70-match series between Mumbai and Lucknow, Gujarat and Lucknow are the first and second team to play in the IPL for the first time. Both the teams have won four matches each. Gujarat won four out of five matches and Lucknow won four out of six matches.
After these two new teams, Rajasthan and Punjab are in third and fourth place respectively. They have six points in their account as they have played five matches each and have won three of them. Kolkata has won three out of their six matches and lost three. The team is in fifth place with six points. Royal Challengers Bangalore have won three out of five matches and lost two, leaving them sixth with six points. According to RCB, Hyderabad team is at the seventh position with six points after winning three out of five matches. Delhi is eighth with two out of four matches while Chennai is ninth with one match out of five.
It is difficult to make the top four.
Now when it comes to Mumbai’s playoff chances, Mumbai must do wonders. Fans have high hopes from Rohit’s team as Mumbai have already performed well in the playoffs. But the current situation is good and bad news for the Mumbai fans waiting for this miracle. The good news is that a similar miracle was done by Mumbai in 2015. The bad news is that the current IPL is being played in 10 teams and out of these only four teams will be played.
Difficulty with ten teams
To give an example, when 10 teams played in the 2011 IPL, each team played 14 matches. The fourth team to qualify for the playoffs at that time had a total of 16 points. The team with 14 points could not qualify. Teams qualified for the playoffs with 14 points from eight matches played. But this is not likely to happen this year. As of 2011, teams need at least 16 points to qualify for the top four.
eight victories required
Now looking at these figures, Mumbai will have to win all their remaining matches. But if this does not happen, then Mumbai will have to give up the hope of play-off. The only good thing for Mumbai and the fans of the team was that the Mumbai team had already come out of such a situation and reached the title directly.
already done a feat
In 2015, Mumbai lost five of their first six matches. They then reached the playoffs, winning seven of the next eight matches, and then went on to go straight to the title. However, that festival was for eight teams and this festival is being played in 10 teams. Hence, it will be difficult for Mumbai to make it to the top four by winning seven out of eight matches. So Mumbai will now have to win all their remaining matches by a big margin.
In short, Mumbai are now on the verge of losing only one of their remaining nine matches and need to win at least eight matches by a huge margin to maintain a decent net run rate. Only then can Mumbai play in the playoffs.