Mumbai Indians eliminated from IPL

Mumbai Indians

New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by ten wickets and 10.2 overs to spare . With this victory, Hyderabad has reached third place. While in the points table, Kolkata Knight Riders are at second position with 14 points and Rajasthan Royals are at the top two positions with 16 points. Whereas Mumbai Indians were out of the race for the playoffs in IPL 2024. Mumbai Indians (MI) became the first team to be eliminated from the playoffs.

Now on May 14, LSG and Delhi Capitals will face each other and the winning team will have 14 points. If Mumbai team wins its remaining two league matches, it can score a maximum of 12 points, which would take it out of the top four. The losing team will also meet the same fate on Thursday, when Punjab Kings will play Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dharamshala.

IPL 2024: Mumbai started with defeat

Mumbai, under their new captain Hardik Pandya, started the season with three consecutive losses. Although they won three of their next four matches, four losses badly hurt their playoff chances. Jasprit Bumrah was one of the best performers for Mumbai, with an economy of 6.20 after 12 matches. Took 18 wickets and topped the list of players taking the most wickets.

Poor performance of Mumbai batsmen

However, none of the other bowlers in the team have been as economical, and their batsmen have also performed poorly, with no one scoring over 400 after 12 innings. Tilak Verma is their top scorer with 384 runs at an average of 42.66, while Suryakumar Yadav is second with 334 runs in nine innings. Rohit Sharma could score only 330 runs in 12 innings.

This season has also been poor for Hardik, scoring only 198 runs in 11 innings and taking 11 wickets at an economy rate of 10.58. Despite giving chances to Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi and Nuwan Thushara, they have not been able to get the most out of their foreign players. Their spin department has been their weak point and they have taken only 13 out of a total of 68 wickets in the tournament so far. Although they won three of their six matches on home soil, they had a tougher time away from home, with their only win out of five coming against Punjab Kings.

The wait for the sixth IPL title extended

His early exit means Mumbai’s wait for their sixth IPL title continues, having won their fourth and fifth titles in 2019 and 2020. Since then, they have made the playoffs only once in four seasons, that too in 2023. There too he was out. Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 2.


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