Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the second clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 edition against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Sharjah Cricket Ground on Friday. Injury.
The 33-year-old Indian opener suffered a fractured left thigh when the four-time champions Mumbai Indians lost to Kings XI Punjab in a double super overs thriller at the Dubai International Stadium on October 18.
In the run-up to the Mumbai Indians clash against CSK, the owner issued an official statement saying Rohit had made good progress in the last four days but had been advised to retire for the match against the Dhoni-led team.
“Rohit Sharma suffered a fracture of his left thigh during the last tour of the Mumbai Indians. Rohit has made good progress in the last four days, while the management is consulting with the BCCI one day to monitor the recovery process,” the official statement said.
In Sharma’s absence, West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard will lead the team against the Chennai owner.
“Rohit has been advised to rest for the match against CSKA tonight. Kieron Pollard will lead the team tonight,” the Mumbai Indians added.
In a related note, the Mumbai Indians are third in the IPL 13 standings with a total of six wins from the nine matches they have played so far.
In the previous clash between the two sides as the opening match of the tournament, CSK recorded a five-wicket win over the Rohit Sharma-led team on September 19.
Going into the clash, Jaspreet Bhumra is ashamed to reach 100 wickets in a rich league with only three wickets. Pollard, on the other hand, needs 37 runs to complete 3,000 IPL runs.