Indian Premier League, MI vs SRH, Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Face-off: Rohit Sharma vs Rashid Khan
IPL 2020, MI vs SRH: Mumbai Indians defeated Rohit Sharma by defeating KXIP.© BCCI / IPL
Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma is considered one of the top batsmen in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a match-winning performance for the franchise over the years. Rohit can turn his day into a game, with his lofty timing and excellent gameplay. The 33-year-old gives a tough challenge to the opposition bowlers, with some of the best performances in all parts of the field by the opener. However, it will not be easy for Rohit to have an easy match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) spinner Rashid Khan in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Rohit made his presence felt for MI during his last match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), where the Mumbai-based franchise emerged victorious by a margin of 48 runs. The 33-year-old was his top scorer, scoring 70 off 45 balls in an innings consisting of eight innings and three sixes.
Rohit has had a good campaign so far in the IPL 2020, scoring 170 runs in four matches at an average of 42.50 and a strike rate of 145.30.
On Friday, Rashid had a great spell in SRH’s win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven runs. The Afghanistan cricketer conceded just 12 runs in the interval of four overs, to stop the flow of runs from CSK. The 22-year-old has taken four wickets in four matches at an average of 20.50 so far in IPL 2020.
SRH captain David Warner will be optimistic about Rashid’s fine performance on Sunday, but Rohit certainly will not surrender his wicket easily. A mouthwater fight awaits.