This is the season for the five-time IPL champion Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma’s men have endured their worst spell so far with just three wins in 13 matches. As Mumbai look to cap off the nightmare tournament on a positive note, they face the Delhi Capitals on Saturday. While Mumbai is playing the game of pride, Delhi faces a situation where they hang out with their playoff hopes by a thread. Delhi need to get two points from Royal Challengers Bangalore to finish fourth, they are currently under the belt of their top-four spots with 16 points under their belt. Full coverage of IPL 2022
Ending the season in a win-win scenario counts somewhat for Mumbai but this season will focus on Rohit, who has yet to score a half-century. In his latest match against the stylish batter Sun Raisers Hyderabad, he has scored 266 runs in 13 matches with a maximum score of 48. His batting numbers are below his high standards but Rohit is supported by Ravi Shastri.
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Rohit, the former head coach of India, believes his team will do well in their last league matches, especially with Virat Kohli and Bangalore fans sticking to him. Shashtri said: “Mumbai Indians need Rohit Sharma. What else do Rohit Sharma fans, Virat Kohli fans and RCB fans have with him? Virat Kohli scored 50 in the last match. ESPNCricinfo.
“Mumbai Indians are not in the habit of finishing last. They have lost 10 matches. If they lose tomorrow, it will make 11 defeats from the 14 matches they do not want.
The rest of the game for Mumbai is ‘dead rubber’ but whether Rohit will allow Legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun. The left-hander has warmed the bench for 27 straight games over two seasons. Also, Rohit has suggested that he will bring some new faces in the final.
“Why not? I’ve seen him on the Nets. Tendulkar is a big name and he has very big boots to fill. But he bowls.”Teak Thack‘, The new ball swings to the batters and gets bounced as they get taller. Then why not? Why is it important if they lose 11 games? If they let Arjun and perform well in his first match, it is good for the future, ”Shastri said.