feels Rohit Sharma
The Mumbai Indians and India captain should take some time off from the ongoing IPL and come back refreshed for the last few league games and then the World Test Championship (WTC) final.
Gavaskar then said on Star Sports, “I would like to see some changes in the batting order (for Mumbai Indians).” Mumbai Indians lost by 55 runs
For Gujarat Titans on Tuesday. “Honestly, I would also say that Rohit should also take some time off, and keep himself fit for the World Test Championship (final). (He) can come back again for the last few matches, But right now, (he) should take some relief himself.”
On Tuesday, Rohit was out for 2 (off eight balls), attempting a flick which ended up as a leading edge and into the hands of bowler Hardik Pandya. Like his team’s season, his form with the bat has also been mixed. Although they started with consecutive losses, Mumbai Indians bounced back by winning three consecutive games and then lost two consecutive games. While Rohit has scored 181 runs in seven innings at a strike rate of 135.07, he has been out between 20 and 45 on four occasions; His highest score of 65 – his only half-century this season – came in a player-of-the-match performance against Delhi Capitals
“It is going to take a miracle that they will qualify (for the IPL playoffs). The way they are at the moment, yes, they could possibly finish fourth (at number) but they have to play some exceptional cricket. It will happen, batting as well as bowling.”
Sunil Gavaskar on Mumbai Indians season
IPL will end on 28th May wtc final
It is scheduled to begin on June 7 at The Oval, where India will face Australia. Gavaskar wondered if Rohit had already started thinking about that game given the importance of it – India had lost the last WTC final
For New Zealand.
Gavaskar said, “He seems a bit busy. Maybe at the moment he is thinking about the WTC (final), I don’t know.” “But I believe at this stage he needs a bit of a break, and should come back for the last three or four games so that he is in shape for the World Test Championship (final).”
So far this year, Rohit has played six consecutive ODIs against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, followed by four Tests against Australia two weeks later. And, right after, he played the second and third ODI against Australia after missing the first ODI due to family commitments.
Mumbai Indians’ next match is against Rajasthan Royals at home on Sunday. As things stand, they are seventh in the ten-team table with three wins from seven matches, which is not that bad. Finished at the bottom last season
But far from the standards set as the most successful team in IPL history.
“It’s going to take a miracle that they qualify (for the IPL playoffs),” Gavaskar said. “The way they are at the moment, yes, they can conceivably finish (at number) fourth, but they have to play some exceptional cricket, batting as well as bowling.”