Why is Rohit Sharma sitting out the MI vs. KKR match? Rohit Sharma will not play in the IPL 2023 match between the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The 22nd game of the IPL 2023 will feature a heavyweight battle between the five-time champion Mumbai Indians and the Nitish Rana led Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, April 16.
To lead the Mumbai Indians against Kolkata in place of usual captain Rohit Sharma, who is sidelined with a stomach ailment, is great Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav. The hosts elected to bat first after winning the toss. Before the game, the captain, Suryakumar, gave a status report on Rohit’s health.
“Will love to bowl first; the wicket looks dry. The ball comes on to the bat nicely later. Rohit is out, he has a stomach bug. Time to put up a good show. We are going with one change; Duan Jansen comes in; the rest is the same,”Surya said.
Suryakumar Yadav is motivated to perform well in the competition. The 32 year old has only scored 16 runs in three games so far, but with the added burden of serving as Mumbai’s interim captain, it may be a chance for the hitter to excel.
Mumbai aims to win its second IPL 2023 game.
Mumbai Indians, the five-time IPL champions, had a terrible season in 2022, finishing 10th in the IPL points standings. The team led by Rohit Sharma entered the competition with the intention of improving upon previous performances, but they were dealt two back to back defeats by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in their opening two games.
But when they faced the Delhi Capitals in the tournament’s 16th away game, they managed to win their first game of the year. The team was successful in pursuing the goal after a masterful performance by captain Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma.
The absence of Rohit as they prepare to face Kolkata might be costly, but under Suryakumar Yadav’s guidance, Mumbai Indians would be motivated to pick up their second victory of the year and move up the standings.
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