Mumbai Indians (MI), the defending champions in the IPL 2023 playoffs race, are scheduled to face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their remaining fixture on May 21. The outcome of this match will play a crucial role in determining MI’s qualification for the playoffs. Let’s explore the various scenarios that could secure MI’s spot in the playoffs.
If Mumbai Indians emerge victorious in their upcoming match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, their qualification for the playoffs will depend on the results of other teams. In this scenario, one of the Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, or Royal Challengers Bangalore must lose their respective last match. A defeat for any of these teams would boost MI’s chances of making it to the playoffs.
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On the other hand, if Mumbai Indians face defeat in their last match, their qualification will rely on a combination of specific outcomes in other matches. Firstly, Royal Challengers Bangalore must lose their final game by a significant margin. Additionally, the Punjab Kings must defeat the Rajasthan Royals by a slender margin. Moreover, Lucknow Super Giants must secure a victory against the Kolkata Knight Riders.