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IPL: Why KKR and RCB have better chance of qualifying than the Mumbai Indians

Atharva Apte
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Mumbai Indians

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struggling to click with both bat and ball in the same game.

'Inconsistency' is the word the sums up Mumbai's campaign this season. They have played well in patches but seldom has their batting and bowling clicked in the same game. What seemed to be a long winning streak halfway through the tournament was broken by a couple of shoddy performance against the RCB and RR.

With 12 points and a net run rate of 0.38, the Mumbai Indians currently sit at No.4. With the NRR, not being a problem, Mumbai just need to get one more win under their belt to see them through.

About MI's last game..

Mumbai now face the Delhi Daredevils in their last league game at Feroze Shah Kotla on May 20. Delhi has been a tough nut to crack for the MI away from the home. Since 2012, the Mumbai Indians have beaten the Daredevils in their own backyard only once. Even though Delhi have had a tough campaign, they have looked competitive in their home games.

It will be a big challenge for the Mumbai Indians to not let inconsistency get better off them. Will the MI win their last game and make it through or will the law of averages come into play and help Delhi end their forgettable campaign sweetly?

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