In the 13th season of the IPL, the thrill will be at the peak today or Friday evening when the record will be Chennai Super Kings face-to-face team led by four-time champions Mumbai Indians and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Chennai team, which had won the title three times, started the season in great style and beat Mumbai but then the difficulties increased for them.
Dhoni’s Chennai Express was completely wiped out and won only 3 out of 10 matches while losing 7. Chennai team is at the bottom of the points table at number 8 and it is not easy for them to make it to the playoffs.
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Rohit’s team strong
Mumbai on the other hand is the team that has won 6 out of 9 matches and is third with 12 points. The net run rate of Rohit Sharma’s captaincy team is also in plus, which can give him an advantage in difficult times.
16 points = place in the playoffs
The 16 points almost clinched any team to reach the playoffs. Till now no team has scored 16 points but apart from Mumbai which is in the top-5, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad have 4-4 matches left.
Travel to Chennai was very bad
Chennai had been defeated by Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets and Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in their previous matches, which would have also broken their morale. At the same time, the last match of Mumbai was tied with Punjab in Dubai, after which the team led by Lokesh Rahul won in the double super over.
What is the playoff number game
The top-4 teams qualify in the points table for the playoffs. As of now, Delhi Capitals are on top with 14 points while RCB, the team at number two, also has 14 points but based on net run rate. At number three is Mumbai Indians (12 points) and KKR (10 points) at fourth. Hyderabad, Punjab and Rajasthan have 8-8 points while Dhoni’s team has only 6 points.
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Today Dhoni won
If Chennai Super Kings team defeats Mumbai then it will be 8 points. In such a situation, depending on his net run rate, he can be ranked at number 5. However, he will still have to register victories in his next matches to make it to the playoffs. Not only that, he also has to depend on the result of other teams.
The defeat of Mumbai will be difficult for the playoffs
If the Chennai Super Kings lose in Sharjah against Mumbai Indians, then the playoff route will be very difficult for them. He will be left with 6 points while Mumbai can reach the top-2 with 14 points, his net run rate will be the basis of this. While the Chennai team will have to win the next remaining matches, the results of other teams will also depend.
Royals, Sunrisers and Punjab also in the race
Rajasthan Royals have played 11 matches and have 8 points. She has 3 matches left and even if she wins all three, she will have 14 points. In such a situation, he will also have to wait for the results of the Punjab and Hyderabad teams as both of those teams also have the same 8-8 points. Chennai will also reach 8 points after winning a match.