The colors of IPL 2023 are now on the rise. With only a handful of matches left in the tournament, there are still 8 teams in the play-off race with 16 points. At the same time, Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in IPL history, have surprised everyone by stepping up their performance at crucial moments. After a poor start, now Mumbai have consolidated their position in the top three with a consistent performance.
Mumbai Indians defeated number one Gujarat in the match played on Friday. Mumbai had an opportunity to increase their run rate by celebrating an even bigger win. Although he failed in this, two important points were added to his account. Mumbai are now at the third position with seven wins in 12 matches. Currently, only Gujarat and Chennai are ahead of them with 16 and 15 points respectively.
Mumbai now have two more matches to play in the tournament. These matches will be against Lucknow and Hyderabad respectively. If they win both these matches, Mumbai will have 18 and they will have a chance to finish the series in the top two. A win in one of these matches and on the other hand if Rajasthan wins both the matches, Rajasthan’s chances of playing the play offs will go up by leaps and bounds.
Along with this, Mumbai will have to pray that Lucknow lose two of their remaining three matches. As these two teams will face each other, it will be a very important match. On the other hand, if Chennai concedes defeat in one of the remaining two matches and Mumbai celebrate victory in both matches, they can finish second. In such a situation, Mumbai will get two chances to reach the final.
Therefore, Mumbai, who is riding on the victory chariot, is now more likely to qualify for the play-offs by winning both the remaining matches.
(Mumbai Indians IPL 2023 Play Offs Equation They Targeting Top Two)