New Delhi: Skipper Rohit Sharma and South African Quinton de Kock will open the batting for Mumbai Indians, head coach Mahela Jayawardena said on Thursday.
The pair were successful at the top of the order last year and despite Mumbai having Chris Lynn in thir ranks, there are no plans to change the opening pair.
“Having options is always great. Lynny is a great addition to the squad, but the combination of Ro and Quinton has been phenomenal for us last season. They complement each other very well, it has been very consistent and both are very well experienced cricketers, good leaders. Why would you fix something if it is not broken?,” Jayawardena said during a MI virtual press conference.
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IPL 2020 begins with defending champions MI taking on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 19.
Rohit Sharma also he would be willing to bat anywhere to suit the demands of the team.
“I think I opened the entire tournament last year and will continue to do that even this year,” Rohit Sharma said.
“I keep all the options open, whatever the team wants, I’m happy to do that. I enjoy batting at the top of the order, I’ve been doing that for a while, I really enjoy that.
“Even when I play for India, the message from my side to the management is that do no close any doors keep all the options open, I’ll do that here as well,” Rohit added.