IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma's batting slot balances the Mumbai Indians, says Robin Singh

Rohit has been batting in the middle order mostly so far.

Rohit Sharma pic credit PTI

Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, has had a dilemma of sorts for himself. The world knows how good Rohit has been opening the innings for India and yet, he has to shift his best batting position for his franchise in the IPL to serve the balance of the team. He has been batting at No.3 over the last few games despite starting off the season-opening the innings.

Head coach Robin Singh though, believes this gives the team an advantage with Rohit's adaptability.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of MI's match versus Rajasthan Royals, Robin Singh said, “Rohit in the middle order gives the team a great balance. Lewis as an opener has done exceptionally well. I don’t think we need to have explosive players everywhere. You need to have a combination of different players in the line-up. Rohit can play any role for us and that is the important thing.”

Robin Singh, one of the best coaches in the country also talked about the trend of teams that are chasing being the likely winner in the end, as well. He said,

“Scoreboard pressure is scoreboard pressure. I think most teams prefer to chase now because the batting is quite deep. Being a Twenty20 game, the wickets are more batting friendly. There is a lot of dew in this part of the world in this time of the year. I don’t care what people say that they prefer to chase. If one restricts teams in the first six overs while chasing 180-190, there is always pressure,”


By Kashish Chadha - 22 Apr, 2018

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