Rohit Sharma has been dismissed inside the powerplay in 9 out of 11 innings this season.Image Credit source: PTI
New Delhi: Five time IPL champion Mumbai Indians Fluctuations have been observed in the performance of Despite this, the team has won 6 matches so far. The bowling of the team is still weak but its batsmen are performing consistently. Except only captain Rohit Sharma. This season, except for only two matches, his bat has remained silent and there is doubt on whether he will be able to show his colors against Gujarat Titans. The reason is the bowlers of Gujarat.
So far this season, only 191 runs have come out of Rohit’s bat in 11 innings. His average is 17 and strike rate is 124 only. The biggest thing is that Rohit Sharma, who opened for Mumbai, has been continuously getting out in the powerplay. Out of this 11, except for only two innings, he has been dismissed in the powerplay every time and at the moment his path does not seem to be easy.
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first powerplay challenge
The reason for this is two bowlers from Gujarat, who will prove to be a headache for Rohit. First talk of Mohammed Shami. The veteran Indian fast bowler has performed tremendously this season. Dealing with him, especially in the powerplay, has proved to be a difficult task. Shami has bowled 30 overs in the powerplay in 11 innings and has taken the maximum of 12 wickets.
Not only this, Shami’s IPL record against Rohit is also good. Shami has given Rohit 51 balls so far in the IPL, in which he spent only 57 runs and got the Mumbai captain’s wicket twice.
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Even if you avoid powerplay, the path is difficult
Even if Rohit tackles the challenge of Shami and Powerplay against Gujarat Titans, the challenge is not going to reduce for him. This is because again he will face veteran Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, in front of whom many big batsmen have struggled. Rohit’s story is also no different.
So far in IPL, both have faced each other in 5 innings and Rohit has faced 21 balls of Rashid. In this, he has been able to score only 23 runs but Rashid has returned him to the pavilion 3 times.
This is the second clash of both the teams this season. In the last match, Gujarat registered a big win by 55 runs. Shami did not get a wicket in this match but he had spent only 18 runs in 4 overs. Whereas Rashid Khan took 2 big wickets. In such a situation, today’s match will also be exciting and important in terms of competition between both the teams and especially these three players.
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