If Mumbai beat Delhi, then Royal Challengers Bangalore will play Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator. But if Mumbai lose to Delhi, then Bangalore will be knocked out and Delhi will qualify.
Mumbai Indians (Courtesy: PTI)
- GT, RR and LSG have qualified for IPL 2022 playoffs
- Gujarat Titans will meet Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1
- Lucknow will play either Bangalore or Delhi in Eliminator
Mumbai Indians fast bowler Riley Meredith wants to spoil Delhi Capitals’ party, saying it is always good to try to ruin some other team’s playoff hopes ahead of the Indian Premier League match at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
“It’s always good, trying to ruin some other team’s finals hope,” Meredith told Star Sports, “So we will give it our all, that’s for sure. It’s pretty frustrating, we had a pretty bad year, but we still have one game left, so we will give it our all.
Meredith had no qualms in accepting that it “was a bit frustrating to not get a game in the first half”. However, he added that since then “it has been enjoyable”.
The Australian backed his skipper Rohit Sharma to come well, saying, “He is always due, he is such a class player.”
“The morale has been surprisingly good, although we have had a bad tournament. But hopefully, Rohit will get a big one tonight. They (fans) have been fantastic this year, almost every game has been a sold-out, it’s been outrageous coming out here.”
The playoff fate of fourth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore is in the hands of Mumbai Indians.
If the five-time champions beat Delhi Capitals, then Bangalore will qualify for the knockout stage. But if Mumbai lose to Delhi, then Bangalore will be knocked out and Delhi will meet Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator on May 25 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Mumbai Indians had a season to forget as they lost eight consecutive matches this season. They ended their losing streak against Rajasthan Royals in their ninth match.