IPL 2019 MI vs RR Preview: Rohit Sharma likely to return, Mumbai eye fourth straight win

New Delhi, April 16, 2019: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma missed the previous game due to an injury. But the franchise would hope he returns in the home game against Rajasthan Royals to oversee the side’s rise.

In their previous game in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians proved that blessings can come in disguise. Facing Kings XI Punjab, it came in the form of Rohit Sharma’s injury. The MI skipper was ruled out of the match and Kieron Pollard took over as captain according to the reports published in indianexpress.com.

Pollard brought his A-game to the match to seal Mumbai’s third straight win. The right-handed batsman smashed 83 runs in just 31 balls as the hosts chased down a mammoth total of 198. When the side steps out to face Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, it’s very likely that Rohit Sharma will be fit to return to duty.

At a press conference on Friday, bowling coach Zaheer Khan said that the batsman is looking good and the team is confident that Sharma will be up for selection on Saturday. Sharma will be eager to show that he too can be a match-winner for his side, much like the stand-in skipper.

West Indies powerhouse

Indianexpress.com further added that with Pollard in form, and Sharma returning, MI has a formidable batting attack. The West Indian all-rounder will be confident after his last showing, and can prove to be a match winner against a struggling Rajasthan Royals.

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