As the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 reaches its final stages, there are only four games remaining in the league stage. At this point, six teams are vying for three playoff spots. The Gujarat Titans (GT), the reigning champions, have successfully secured their place in the playoffs and are guaranteed a top-two finish.
Unfortunately, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) had their hopes dashed after suffering a four-wicket defeat against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Friday, May 19, which eliminated them from the race for the playoffs.
The Punjab Kings concluded their IPL 2023 journey with a disappointing total of 12 points after playing 14 matches. They were joined by the Delhi Capitals (DC) and the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), who were the first two teams to be eliminated from playoff contention. The Delhi Capitals currently hold 10 points from 13 games, while the SunRisers Hyderabad are in last place with eight points from 13 matches.
Heading into Saturday’s double-header in the IPL 2023, there are six teams that remain in contention for a spot in the playoffs. These teams include the Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
The battle for the playoff berths is intensifying as these teams aim to secure their places in the next stage of the tournament. In this article, let’s have a look at how can Mumbai Indians qualify for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Playoffs.
In order to secure a spot in the IPL 2023 playoffs, Mumbai Indians (MI) have a few scenarios to consider. Firstly, they must win their last league match against the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday, May 21, by a significant margin.
Additionally, they will need the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to lose against the Gujarat Titans (GT). If the RCB-GT match gets washed out, or if RCB wins but by a narrow margin while MI wins by a large margin, MI’s net run rate would need to surpass RCB’s.
If both MI and RCB secure big wins, MI will still have a chance at the playoffs, provided either the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) or the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) log a victory on Saturday. However, if MI loses their last league match, regardless of other results, they will be knocked out of the playoffs race. The fate of MI’s playoff hopes hangs on their own performance, as well as the outcomes of the matches involving RCB, GT, CSK, and LSG.