Mumbai Indians gets officially knocked out of IPL 2024 playoff race

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) hopes for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 playoffs have been shattered as they become the first team to be eliminated from contention. Their fate was sealed after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) stunning 10-wicket victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Wednesday.

Despite a valiant effort throughout the season, MI faced a series of setbacks, suffering eight defeats in 12 games. Even with two matches remaining, their maximum attainable points stand at 12, which falls short of the playoff cutoff.


This marks a significant event in this year’s IPL, setting the stage for the battle among other teams vying for the top four spots. Jasprit Bumrah emerged as a standout performer for MI, leading the wicket charts with 18 dismissals and an impressive economy rate.

However, the batting unit struggled to find consistency, with no player crossing the 400-run mark after 12 innings. Captain Hardik Pandya’s leadership has faced scrutiny amidst the team’s challenges.

In their upcoming fixtures, MI faces an uphill battle against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants. The team’s disappointing performance under Hardik’s captaincy, securing victories in only four matches, has left fans disheartened, considering the team’s illustrious history in the IPL.