Players like Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh on his side, Rohit Sharma’s leading team Mumbai Indians is all his team geared up to play the season tenth of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians will face against Australian skipper lead Rising Pune Supergiants tonight at 6 pm in Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Before the opening match, the team has trained yesterday. The 29-year-old Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said to media in a pre-match press conference that Yorker specialist Lasith Malinga is soon to join the squad.
“We have three international fast bowlers, two Mitchells (Johnson and McClenaghan) and one in Tim Southee. Malinga is not here, but the three of them are looking in great shape,” said when asked by media.
Rohit said some of his team players haven’t much practice, he noted that they’ve done a good job for their country and in the IPL too. But Rohit believes that they will play well.
“Whoever gets an opportunity, I’m sure they’ll come out playing hard! We are at an advantage in that we have three different fast bowlers. This gives me options to consider over the course of the innings,” said Rohit.
When Rohit talks about the key players of his team, he talks about Jos Buttler and Lendl Simmons as both players have really experienced members of the squad.
Simmons did a good performance during the Mumbai Indians title win in 2015 and Buttler a heroic from England and hope that he will give and frame over other teams.
Due to many options in the Mumbai Indians squad, the captain will soon take the decision on what number he will bat. Rohit said “I make decisions depending on what the requirement of the team is. It’s a question of whether it suits the team for me to open the innings or to bat down the order.”
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“Being the captain, being the leader of the team I have to set an example for the rest of the team and I have to take up that responsibility,” he added.