Pune: Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene said that he is not worried about captain Rohit Sharma’s form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, as once playing a big innings all is well. Will be done. But the team is eagerly waiting for his innings, which continues its losing streak in the tournament.
Rohit will change everything with a big innings
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has not been able to convert his debut into a big innings and this season he has so far scored 108 runs at an average of 21.60. Mahela Jayawardene said, ‘If you look at the way he starts his innings, the way he hits the ball, it is fantastic. He’s timing the ball well, he’s getting some really good starts. Yes, he is also disappointed that he is not able to convert them into big innings.
Rohit is the best player
Mahela Jayawardene said, ‘We have seen Rohit bat deep for 14-15 overs and score big scores. Its just a matter of time. He is a great player and I am not too worried about his form. Mumbai Indians on Wednesday suffered a 12-run defeat at the hands of Punjab Kings in what was their fifth consecutive defeat, leaving the team on the verge of being knocked out.
No reply from Suryakumar Yadav
Mahela Jayawardene said, ‘We were playing with six batsmen and we tried to take the match deep and there is no better player than Surya (Suriyakumar Yadav) to finish the match.’ Coming to bat at number five, Suryakumar scored 43 runs in 30 balls, but he was dismissed in the 19th over. Jayawardene said, ‘In the powerplay, bowlers swing the ball a little, so I did not want to bring Suriya in that situation as it does not make him play his natural game. It was part of the strategy.
more freedom for youth
Jayawardene said the plan was to let the youngsters play more freely in the middle order and Suryakumar and Kieron Pollard to play the role of finishers. Jayawardene said, ‘We know that these two young players are capable of doing this. They have been given some freedom and control to handle the situation so that Pauli and Surya can reach the goal. This was the initial plan. The strategy was made only after seeing the rival team.
The lack of Jofra Archer is hurting the team
Jayawardene also admitted that the absence of injured Jofra Archer is hurting the team as the bowling unit is unable to keep up with the pressure. Jayawardene said, “Definitely, the best bowler we bought for us in the auction, Jofra Archer, is not here. So when you are in that situation it is difficult, but we are trying how well we handle it.