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the only team that did not win
In the matches played so far, Mumbai is the only team that has not won a single match. Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 23 runs to win the title. Chennai also got the first win after losing four consecutive matches.
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 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 play.
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
Looking at this figure, Mumbai will now have to win eight of their remaining nine matches. But if this does not happen, then Mumbai will have to give up the hope of play-off. But 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 nine matches.
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.