IPL 2021 Playoff Race: KKR emerge firm favourites to enter knockouts, MI faces impossible task- Follow LIVE Updates

IPL 2021 Playoff Race: Judgement day in Playoff Race tonight - KKR ready for knockout punch to RR, PBKS beat CSK, KKR vs RR - Follow LIVE
IPL 2021 Playoff Race: Judgement day in Playoff Race tonight - KKR ready for knockout punch to RR, PBKS beat CSK, KKR vs RR - Follow LIVE

IPL 2021 Playoff Race: KKR emerge firm favourites to enter knockouts, MI faces an impossible task- Follow LIVE Updates; Kolkata Knight Riders have defeated Rajasthan Royals by a big margin of 86 runs to spoil defending champions Mumbai Indians’ chances of making it to the playoffs. Eoin Morgan-led KKR have boosted their net-run rate (NRR) along with 14 points to stamp their mark in the top 4 of the IPL 2021 Points Table. The win has raised KKR’s hope of 3rd IPL title after 2012 & 2014. Follow all IPL 2021 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

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KKR beat RR Highlights IPL 2021: Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson destroy Rajasthan Royals’ batting order to hand KKR 86 run victory

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will face an uphill task against SRH as they have to pull off a massive win to make it to the playoffs. They will have to win the toss and do the impossible if they want to enter the knockouts. MI have to win by around 171 runs after scoring 200 to get past KKR’s NRR. If they chase against SRH, they can’t go beyond KKR’s NRR.

Meanwhile, the likes of Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have crashed out of the playoffs race.

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IPL 2021 Playoff Race: KKR & MI clear favourites for 4th playoff spot, PBKS & RR almost out of contention – Follow LIVE Updates

IPL 2021 Teams Points Table

TEAMS
DELHI CAPITALS
13 10 3 0 0 20 0.526
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
14 9 5 0 0 18 0.455
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
13 8 5 0 0 16 -0.159
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
14 7 7 0 0 14 0.480
PUNJAB KINGS
14 6 8 0 0 12 -0.001
MUMBAI INDIANS
13 6 7 0 0 12 -0.048
RAJASTHAN ROYALS
14 5 9 0 0 10 -0.881
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
13 3 10 0 0 6 -0.422

 

IPL 2021 Playoff race: Current playoff scenarios for KKR & MI

  • Defending champions Mumbai Indians is on brink of crashing out of IPL 2021
  • KKR favourites to end at 4th spot in IPL 2021 Points Table and end their 7-year-long drought of winning the elusive title.
  • CSK, DC and RCB have already made it to the knockout stages
  • RR, PBKS and SRH have officially bowed out of the  IPL 2021 Points Table
  • MI will play their final group-stage match against SRH on Friday at 7.30 PM IST. Their hopes of a hat-trick of IPL titles is almost over.
  • MI lost 4 out of the last six matches in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

IPL 2021 Playoff Race: What Mumbai Indians require to Qualify –  Currently 6th on Points Table

  • Mumbai Indians victory over Rajasthan Royals gives them some chances to think about playoff spot.
  • The defending champions will need to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final game, who are already knocked out.
  • A win however does not guarantee MI a playoff spot, with KKR’s net run-rate significantly ahead of them.
  • MI have to win by around 171 runs after scoring 200 to get past KKR’s NRR. If they chase, they can’t go beyond KKR’s NRR.
  • KKR’s current NRR is 0.480 as compared to MI’s -0.048.
  • Remaining games: vs SRH (Oct 8)

IPL 2021 Playoff Race: KKR & MI clear favourites for 4th playoff spot, PBKS & RR almost out of contention – Follow LIVE Updates

IPL 2021 Playoff Race – IPL 2021 Remaining fixtures

No. Day Date Timing Fixture Venue
55 Friday 8 Oct 2021 7:30 PM SRH vs MI Abu Dhabi
56 Friday 8 Oct 2021 7:30 PM RCB vs DC Dubai

 

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