The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to begin on September 19. The first match will be between defending champions Mumbai Indians and last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma came to bat mostly in the middle order in the IPL. Considered one of the most successful openers in international cricket, Rohit has spoken about his batting order ahead of the tournament. Rohit said he would keep all options open about his batting position.
Rohit started the innings in the previous tournament and also became the team champion, though Rohit said that like team management, he can bat on any order. In response to a question from the Hindustan Times at a virtual press conference, Rohit said, ‘I think I started the innings in the whole tournament last year. I will do it again this year. I will keep all options open, wherever the team needs me, I will bat in that order. I would be happy. ‘
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He added, ‘I want to bat in the top order, I’ve been doing it for a long time and enjoying it. When I play for India, I tell the management to keep all the options of the batting order open. I will do the same here. ‘Rohit played the opener in just two innings out of 30 innings in 2013 and 2018. This move did not bring much success to Rohit. These two IPL seasons were the worst asons of Rohit’s career.
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Mumbai Indians League Match Schedule-
|Date||Against||According to Indian time||Place|
|19 September||Chennai Super Kings||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|23 September||Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|28 September||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 p.m.||Dubai|
|1 October||Kings XI Punjab||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|October 4||Sunrisers Hyderabad||At half past three||Sharjah|
|October||Rajasthan Royals||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|11 October||The capital of Delhi||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|16 October||Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|October 18||Kings XI Punjab||7:30 p.m.||Dubai|
|October 23||Chennai Super Kings||7:30 p.m.||Sharjah|
|October 25||Rajasthan Royals||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|28 October||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 p.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|October 31||The capital of Delhi||At half past three||Dubai|
|November 3||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 p.m.||Sharjah|