IPL Playoff Scenario: The competition for the IPL 2024 playoff spots has become extremely interesting. There is now only one playoff spot left, but three teams are fighting for it. Every team is dependent on each other. Today’s match will be between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians (MI vs LSG) and it is also very important from the playoff point of view. If Mumbai Indians wins this match then many teams will benefit.

Kolkata Knight Riders team is leading in the IPL points table with 9 wins in 13 matches. Rajasthan Royals are second with 8 wins in 13 matches, Sunrisers Hyderabad are second with 7 wins in 13 matches and CSK is fourth. Delhi Capitals are at fifth, Royal Challengers Bangalore at sixth and Lucknow Super Giants at seventh.

It is very difficult for LSG to advance in the playoffs

If Lucknow Super Giants want to make it to the playoffs, they will have to defeat Mumbai Indians by a big margin today. However, this is such a huge difference that achieving it would be nothing short of a miracle. Due to the crushing defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the net run rate of Lucknow Super Giants has fallen significantly and they are currently suffering the consequences of this.

RCB and CSK will benefit from Mumbai Indians’ victory

If Mumbai Indians wins today’s match then RCB and CSK will benefit immediately. Both these teams of Lucknow Super Giants are now likely to pull off a big upset in their last match. If Lucknow loses then their path will be clear. After this, whichever team wins the match between RCB and CSK will reach the playoffs. Although RCB will have to win by 18 runs while chasing the target in 18.1 overs and batting first, but their aspirations remain intact.

LSG’s big win will change the playoff equation

On the other hand, if Lucknow pulls a big upset and beats Mumbai Indians by a huge margin, then the excitement of the CSK-RCB match will go down a bit. RCB fans will be the most disappointed, only CSK will be left with hope.