Virtual confirmation of a playoff berth will be at stake when a depleted Mumbai Indians (MI) take on a rampant Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a blockbuster top-of-the-table Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Wednesday.
It is quite likely that ultimately both teams will make it to the playoffs, but their priority would be to finish in the top two places. Both sides have 14 points each and a win for either of them will more or less seal a top-four berth.
The tournament is being played in the Round Robin format. The top two teams will meet in the first qualifier.
The winners will directly go into the final while the losers will have another chance when they clash with the winners of the third and fourth-placed teams in the league, in the eliminator, the winners of which will move into the final. So finishing in the top two will be an added advantage.
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October 28, 2020