Rohit Sharma, vice-captain of Team India in limited overs format and captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise team Mumbai Indians, is known for his funny replies during the press conference. The way Rohit takes the news of bowlers with his bat on the field, in the name of Hitman, he also gives fours and sixes on the questions asked during the press conference. The first match of IPL 2020 is to be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on 19 September. Two days before the match, Rohit and team coach Mahela Jayawardene answered media questions.
Meanwhile, a journalist asked Rohit Sharma who is your favorite spinner in the team? On this, Rohit made everyone laugh with his answer. Rohit replied, “I am the captain, I have to like everybody.” During this, Rohit also praised leg-spinner Prince Balwant Rai. Rohit also said during this time, “We hope that the role of reverse swing will be important in the tournament, we also have a good combination of pacers (fast bowlers).” Coach Mahela Jayawardene believes that the role of Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar will be very important in the tournament.
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Rohit said, ‘We don’t care about which opposing team we are going to play against. We do not waste any time on this. Our focus is on what we have to do. Mumbai Indians have won four titles under Rohit’s captaincy.
Mumbai Indians Squad 2020: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Digvijay Deshmukh, Quinton Dickock, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwari, Jaspreet Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Nathan Culper Nile, Trent Boult, Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Kunal Pandya, Kieran Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Chris Lynn, Hardik Pandya, Sherfane Rutherford, Anmolpreet Singh, Mohsin Khan, Mitchell McLeanigan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Suchit Roy, Ishan Kishan.
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Schedule of league matches of Mumbai Indians-
|The date||Against||According to Indian time||Venue|
|19 September||Chennai superkings||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|23 September||Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|28 September||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|1 October||Kings xi punjab||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|4 October||Sunrisers Hyderabad||3:30 PM||Sharjah|
|6 October||Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|11 October||Delhi capitals||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|16 October||Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|18 October||Kings xi punjab||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|23 October||Chennai superkings||7:30 PM||Sharjah|
|25 October||Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|28 October||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|31 October||Delhi capitals||3:30 PM||Dubai|
|3 November||Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Sharjah|