Ever since 31-year-old Rohit Sharma was purchased by Mumbai Indians, he became their main player. Rohit is currently IPL’s third highest run-getter behind Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
He has so far played 173 matches and has scored 4493 runs at an average of 31.86. He has a highest score of 109 not out in IPL. Rohit is also Mumbai Indians’ most successful captain. He has won the trophy thrice in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
In the upcoming edition, Rohit is expected to deliver once again for the franchise. Mumbai Indians will play their first match against Delhi Capitals on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium.
Meanwhile Rohit has revealed his batting position for the upcoming season. In the previous seasons, Rohit has batted in the middle order. But that didn’t work as he got out cheaply for a few times. As a result this season Rohit’s batting position will be as an opener.
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Rohit not to repeat topsy-turvy 2018 campaign
The Nagpur-born batsman didn’t have a good 2018 season. Having played 14 games Rohit scored 286 runs at an average of 23.83 and strike rate of 133.02.
He failed quite a number of times while batting in the middle order. His highest score in 2018 was 94 which he scored against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Wankhede Stadium.
Rohit is also expected to play a huge role for team India in the upcoming World Cup. The mega tournament is scheduled to be played from May 30 in England and Wales. The fact that Rohit will open for the national team might have prompted him to take the decision of opening in the IPL as well.