IPL 2024 Playoffs: Is it game over for Hardik Pandya’s MI? Check possible qualification scenarios after MI vs KKR match

IPL 2024 Playoffs: Mumbai Indians can still reach the IPL 2024 playoffs by winning all remaining matches, but it's a tough road ahead. They need other teams to lose matches while maintaining a superior net run rate to secure a spot in the playoffs.

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Updated4 May 2024, 11:42 AM IST
IPL 2024 Playoffs: Hardik Pandya gestures during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and KKR.
IPL 2024 Playoffs: Hardik Pandya gestures during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and KKR.(AFP)

Mumbai Indians lost their 8th game of the season with a 24-run defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. With just 3 games left in the league phase for the Hardik Pandya-led side, the key question now is whether Mumbai Indians still have a chance of reaching the IPL play-off stage.

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Road ahead for the Mumbai Indians:

Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have three more matches to prove their mettle against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants. Mumbai Indians, who have lost four in a row, must win all their remaining three fixtures to secure a berth in the qualifiers.

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Can MI still qualify for IPL 2024 playoffs? 

Well, the short answer is yes. Mathematically, Mumbai Indians still have a chance of qualifying for the 2024 playoffs if they win all three of their remaining matches, which would give them 12 points. In reality, however, it seems highly unlikely that MI will make it to the playoff stage this year.

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Looking at the IPL 2024 points table, MI are unlikely to threaten Rajasthan Royals or Kolkata Knight Riders at the top of the table as they already have 16 and 14 points respectively. Meanwhile, Mumbai's chances of qualifying for the play-offs would depend on Sunrisers Hyderabad (12 points) and Lucknow Super Giants (12 points) losing all their remaining four matches, with no other team crossing the 12-point threshold. Even if this scenario plays out, MI will need to outperform their rivals on net run-rate to secure a play-off berth.

 

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First Published:4 May 2024, 11:42 AM IST
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