Skipper Rohit Sharma have a good news for his fans. Sharma will now open the innings for Mumbai Indians. Sharma disclosed his plans in a press conference yesterday where he said that he had previously done it and is looking to do it again.
The Hitman also open the innings for India and has a pretty good record. Sharma has hit 22 centuries for India from which 20 of them came after he started batting at number 1. It would be interesting to see Sharma opening for Mumbai Indians as we want him to hit more centuries in IPL. Sharma has 4,493 runs from 173 matches.
Mumbai Indians have retained their core group of members and will look to win the trophy for the fourth time. Along with skipper Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are some other star players in the team.
The dates for 2019 edition of Indian Premier League has been announced by the organisers. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will play Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener on March 23 in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
MI squad for 2019: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare, Evin Lewis, Jason Behrendorff, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Adam Milne, Siddhesh Lad, Anukul Roy, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaswal, Rasikh Salam