Mumbai Indians the most successful team in the history of IPL are starring at early elimination from the IPL 2022 tournament following the defeat to CSK on Thursday. The MI vs CSK match at DY Patil turned out to be a nail-biting contest with MS Dhoni guiding the team to victory. For Mumbai Indians, the loss was their seventh in as many matches and now the qualification for play-offs almost looks bleak.
Following the seventh straight loss, Mumbai Indians practically have no chance to make it through to the IPL 2022 playoffs. The five-time champions will be looking to avoid finishing at the bottom of the IPL 2022 points table at the end of the league stage. Even if Mumbai Indians win their remaining matches in IPL 2022 they will reach a maximum of 14 points. If Rohit Sharma and Co reach the target of 14 points they will have to wait for the results of the other nine teams to have an outside chance of qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs. The Men in Blue will have to win the remaining matches by a huge margin to boost their Net Run Rate (NRR). The team would also want the majority of the other teams to finish on 14 points to keep themselves in the race for IPL 2022 playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings Ravindra Jadeja had to bow down to his predecessor MS Dhoni after a sensational win over Mumbai Indians in Match No. 33 of the IPL 2022 in Mumbai on Thursday (April 21). Dhoni remained unbeaten on 28 off 13 balls and smashed 16 off the last 4 balls of the match to seal a three-wicket win over arch-rivals MI in the ‘El Clasico’ clash.
Jadeja said his team was confident of its chances in the close encounter with Mumbai Indians because the ‘great finisher of the game was there’ to seal the victory for them in an IPL 2022 match. After pacer Mukesh Choudhary’s sensational bowling performance (3/19) helped Chennai Super Kings restrict Mumbai Indians to 155/7 despite a fighting half-century by Tilak Varma (51 not out off 43), CSK were in trouble as they got off to a poor start but managed to reach the last over needing 17 runs.