IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma opts to bat against Rajasthan

WION Web Team Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Apr 22, 2018, 08.09 PM(IST)

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Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan team at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. 

After winning the toss, Rohit Sharma said, "It's a good pitch, runs on the board is always nice. It's a big ground. I think we can defend the target in bigger grounds."

He mentioned about Kieron Pollard current form, said, "Not really worried too much about Pollard's form. He hasn't got enough time with the bat. He's been a crucial part of the team. We back him and he's a match-winner for us. Same side for us."

Ajinkya Rahane mentioned about the replacements, Dhawal Kulkarni is playing at the place of Stuart Binny and Jofra Archer is back and has replaced Ben Laughlin.

Rahane also mentioned, "The wicket looks really good and it usually gets better and better as the game goes on. It's about starting fresh now after two losses. Mumbai is a quality team."

The playing XI:

Mumbai: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman

Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat