Rohit Sharma confirms to play as an opener for MI: IPL 2020

Rohit Sharma confirms to play as an opener for MI: IPL 2020
Rohit Sharma confirms to play as an opener for MI: IPL 2020

The prolific and electrifying batsman, Rohit Sharma, is all set to open all the matches for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The player already has an experience of opening all matches of the entire tournament as he occupied the post back in 2019.

His side, which is the most successful IPL side, will be seen in the staminate action against Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 19th September.

Rohit Sharma confirms to play as an opener for MI: IPL 2020

“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.

Read: Steve Smith likely to play the opening game for Rajasthan Royals

However, Sunil Gavaskar, an ex-Indian cricketer, believes that lacking in the middle-over for the batsman and the shortage of professional spinners can be two weaknesses of Sharma’s franchise.

“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.

Complete squad, player’s role, and auction price:

Mumbai Indians:

Player Role Price
Rohit Sharma (R) Batsman 15 crore
Anmolpreet Singh (R) Batsman 80 lakhs
Ankul Roy (R) Batsman 20 lakhs
Sherfane Rutherford (R) Batsman 2 crore
Suryakumar Yadav (R) Batsman 3.20 crore
Chris Lynn Batsman 2 crore
Saurabh Tiwary Batsman 50 lakhs
Aditya Tare (R) Wicket Keeper 20 lakhs
Ishan Kishan (R) Wicket Keeper 6.20 crore
Quinton de Kock (R) Wicket Keeper 2.80 crore
Hardik Pandya (R) All-Rounder 11 crore
Kieron Pollard (R) All-Rounder 5.40 crore
Krunal Pandya (R) All-Rounder 8.80 crore
Rahul Chahar (R) All-Rounder 1.90 crore
Digvijay Deshmukh All-Rounder 20 lakhs
Prince Balwant Rai Singh All-Rounder 20 lakhs
Dhawal Kulkarni (R) Bowler 75 lakhs
Jasprit Bumrah (R) Bowler 7 crore
Jayant Yadav (R) Bowler 50 lakhs
Lasith Malinga (R) Bowler 2 crore
Mitchell McClenaghan (R) Bowler 1 crore
Trent Boult (R) Bowler 3.20 crore
Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowler 8 crore
Mohsin Khan Bowler 20 lakhs

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