The countdown for the primary match of IPL 2020 between defending champions Mumbai Indians and last yr’s runner-up Chennai Super Kings has begun. The two most victorious groups of Indian Premier League will sq. off on September 19 in Abu Dhabi. Ahead of the big-ticket conflict, former Australia quick bowler Brett Lee stated he’s predicting ‘big things’ for Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.
Lee, who’s at present in Mumbai as a part of the IPL broadcasting group, was doing a Q&A session on Instagram when he was requested by a fan to call the ‘most dangerous batsmen in world till date’.
The former Australia fast, who has performed for Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders within the IPL took Rohit Sharma’s name and stated, “I’m predicting big things for Rohit Sharma this IPL.”
“The most important thing for Rohit Sharma is firstly to score runs for Mumbai Indians. He has got to be a good leader but I think being a good leader is a combination of leading from the front in terms of scoring runs and hopefully the rest of the team will take care of itself.” Brett Lee had stated on Star Sports appear ‘Cricket Connected’.
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Rohit is the third highest run-scorer of IPL with 4898 runs in 188 matches at a median of 31.60. The dynamic right-hander has scored these runs at a strike rate of 130.82 and he has additionally hit 194 sixes – the second-most by an Indian – within the match.
Rohit, who can also be probably the most victorious captain of IPL with 4 titles to his name, on Thursday confirmed that he’ll proceed to open the batting for Mumbai Indians this season.
“I think I opened the entire tournament last year and will continue to do that even in this year,” Rohit stated responding to a query of Hindustan Times throughout a digital press convention organised by the franchise.
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India’s white-ball vice-captain additionally felt that right studying of circumstances could be essential to his group’s fortunes.
“The challenge for us will be to adapt to these conditions here which probably none of us are used to, because not a lot of cricketers from our group have played here,” Rohit stated.
“I think mentally it is about going out there and understanding what the pitch is doing, and based on that, you need to plan your game – whether it is your batting or bowling. So we have had a good chat around the group about that,” he elaborated.
Interestingly, Delhi Capitals head coach and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting additionally referred Rohit as probably the most harmful player of Mumbai Indians for this IPL.