Rohit Sharma has scored two half-centuries in his five matches in the IPL. In the remaining three matches, Rohit Sharma failed to impress. If Rohit manages to rise to the top again today against Rajasthan Royals, another record will be set there.
Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma top the list of players who have scored more half-centuries in the IPL. Both have 38 half-centuries each. If Rohit can find a half-century against Rajasthan, he can overtake Raina.
With this, Rohit can become the Indian player with the most half-centuries. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner is currently leading the way with 45 fifties. Rohit can surpass Suresh Raina in the record for most matches played in the IPL.
Raina has played 193 IPL matches so far. This will be Rohit’s 194th IPL match today. Here, Dhoni is ahead of Rohit with 195 IPL matches. Rohit scored 9000 Twenty20 runs and was ahead of him by 82 runs.
Hitman fires Mumbai, today on the field against Rajasthan, decisive fight
The clash between the champions and the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL today. Mumbai Indians are set to continue their current momentum. The batting line-up and the bowling line-up have become one of the strongest lines in the one-click Mumbai tournament. At the same time, Rajasthan needs this victory more than Mumbai. If they win, Mumbai will jump to the top spot. But if Rajasthan loses, they will have to accept the embarrassment of three defeats in a row. Rajasthan has not played in any of the matches played outside Sharjah. The biggest crisis is that Jose Butler has yet to shine in the opening role.
All hopes of Rajasthan are on Sanju Sasam. Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat. Sanju has not scored a double in the two matches he has played outside Sharjah. He also needs to overcome the criticism that Sanju only plays on batting pitches. The same goes for Steven Smith. He has failed in all the previous matches. Rajasthan has the weakest middle order. Robin Uthappa and Ryan Parag are big losers. Rahul Thevati is not a reliable player in every match.
However, the Mumbai team has no such concerns. Hiten Rohit Sharma is in explosive form. The tail end is the most dangerous. Rohit himself says that there are three firefighters in the team. The strength of Mumbai is the performance of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Krunal Pandya. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishant Kishan are the mainstays of the Mumbai innings. The return of Quinton Decock form adds to Mumbai’s strength. Mumbai has a lot of bowlers like Jaspreet Bumra, James Pattinson, and Trend to help them win.
There are also promising factors for Rajasthan in the match. Ankeet Rajput has a good record against Rohit Sharma. Rajput has dismissed Rohit twice in four matches. Dividing the batting order will benefit Rajasthan. Robin Uthappa will be the opener and Smith will be the fourth and Samson will be the third. It would also be beneficial to bring down Tom Curran earlier. Rajasthan may also consider replacing Uthappa with Manan Vora. Mumbai has averaged more runs in the last over. Smith has a good track record against Mumbai, giving Rajasthan hope.