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The team of five-time champion Mumbai Indians had lost eight matches in the beginning. They got a win against Rajasthan on Saturday but all their hopes of reaching the playoffs were already over.
Mumbai Indians (Mumbai Indians) K fans heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday when his team finally tasted victory after losing eight consecutive matches. Rohit Sharma (Rohit Sharma) On his birthday, the team gifted him his first win of the season. Rajasthan Royals (Rajasthan Royals) Against Mumbai won by five wickets. With Mumbai already out of the playoffs, the rest of the matches are now a battle to save their reputation. This is the first time in the league that a team has lost the first eight matches in a row. Mumbai’s team cannot go to the next round even after winning all the matches, but it can definitely spoil the work of other teams.
This time 8 not 10 teams are participating in IPL. In such a situation, the race for the points table has become very interesting. Along with the points, a lot of screws are also getting stuck regarding the net run rate. The team of Mumbai Indians currently has to play five more and their victory in every match can spoil the work of the teams in front.
Mumbai will spoil the game of KKR
Mumbai Indians now have five matches to play. In these five matches, he has to be with Gujarat Titans, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. The team of Gujarat Titans has already reached the playoffs. In such a situation, if Mumbai defeats him, then it will not make much difference. After that he has to face KKR. Kolkata Knight Riders have six points from nine matches. He also has to play five more matches, in such a situation a single defeat can throw him out of the race for the playoffs. Sunrisers Hyderabad team is currently in fourth place. He has 10 points from 8 matches. He needs to win at least two matches out of the remaining six matches. In such a situation, even if they lose to Mumbai Indians, they will still have a chance to come back.
Delhi Capitals have to be careful
Mumbai’s fourth match is against Chennai Super Kings, whose conditions are similar to Mumbai. Mumbai has got one win, while Chennai has only four points in its account. Although she has not been completely out of the race so far, her hopes of going ahead are slim and the defeat against Mumbai could end these hopes. Mumbai’s last match is against Delhi Capitals. Delhi has four wins in 8 matches. If Delhi meets Mumbai, then it will affect its playoff equation because Delhi needs to win four out of its remaining six matches but only then will it be able to go ahead.