IPL 2021-Mumbai Indians-MI vs RCB- Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma to take 3 big decisions: MI vs RCB ready to start with match as 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) – Rohit Sharma Has a hard job. The task of selecting the right playing XI for Mumbai Indians will be against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers.
MI vs RCB – 3 big questions in front of Rohit Sharma because Mumbai Indians choose to play XI for the opening match.
MI vs RCB – Mumbai Indians Playing The first question for XI will be about the opening partner for Rohit Sharma? The first and foremost question in front of Rohit Sharma is, who should open for the defending champions?
InsideSport.co had already revealed that Quinton de Kock will not be available for the opening match of IPL 2021.
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MI has two options: Chris Lynn with Rohit Sharma or Ishaan Kishan will partner for the game.
It is worth noting that Lin did not get a single chance to show his skills during IPL 2020.
On the other hand, Kishan has grown in stature since his brilliant debut for India vs England.
In all probability, Rohit and Kishan should start the innings of RCB vs MI.
MI vs RCB – Mumbai Indians Playing XI Question 2 – Piyush Chawla or Rahul Chahar? Another option would be to make Rohit Sharma with regard to the specialist spinner in the XI. Rohit and MI management will have a tough time choosing one of Rahul Chahar or Piyush Chawla in the XI.
Chawla was bought by MI to strengthen the spin-attack for IPL 2021 for 2.4 Cr. But it is unlikely that he will be drafted for 1 match in XI as Chahar is considered the preferred choice for MI in XI.
MI vs RCB – Mumbai Indians Playing XI Question 3 – Who will fill the 3rd Seamer slot for MI in MI vs RCB?
Finally, Rohit Sharma is required to pick the right bowler in Jaspreet Bumrah and Trent Boult as the third seamers. It was James Pattinson who played for Mumbai in the IPL 2020 as the third seamer – but he is not in the MI team this time.
Rohit Sharma will have to choose between Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Dhawal Kulkarni or just Marco Jensen.
This decision will be based on conditions. A pace wicket can tilt the balance in Milne’s favor with extra speed while bringing the hipter-nile hipter-nile into the equation. But Milne struggled against Bangladesh while Neesham did not play in that series.
On the other hand, Coulter-Nile had fairly good stats in the Big Bash League. Therefore, the Australian bowler is likely to overtake other names.
According to InsideSport- Mumbai Indians Playing XI for MI vs RCB Match:
Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs RCB (probable) Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah, Nathan Culter Nailor
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