Rohit Sharma, the batting sensation and the skipper of the Mumbai Indians (MI), has revealed that he will be opening the matches for his side.
The decision has been taken wisely in order to keep the momentum consistent. He says that he is on the spot for years and will keep on playing as a MI opener until he is an asset for them.
The player also opened all matches in IPL 2019. The side, unfortunately, has not won the big title fifth-time but will be looking to do it this season.
Rohit Sharma confirms opening for Mumbai Indians
“I opened the entire tournament last year and I will continue to do that. I will keep all options open as per team needs,” the 33-year-old said.
However, the former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar, believes that the side lacks professional spinners and prolific middle-over batsman that might be their weakness in the tournament.
“Yes, you can say that because they do not have experienced spinners that other sides have,” Sunil Gavaskar told Sports Tak.
“The other thing that can be a weakness is middle order. They will have to think who will bat at No.4 and No.5 position. If Quinton de Kock plays, then he will open with either Rohit Sharma or Suryakumar Yadav. Ishan Kishan might come in at No.4, he can also open the innings. Kieron Pollard can come in at No.5. Maybe Hardik Pandya can be promoted to No.4. But if that doesn’t happen then who will play at No.4?” added the prolific veteran batsman.
The game of MI and CSK will be in the action on 19th September. The first and second most successful sides respectively will be struggling to keep an upper hand for retaining.