Former and current cricketers have time and again spoken about the significance of Rohit Sharma opening the batting for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He did came as an opener for the first two matches of the league last season but curtailed the move in order to add more firepower in the middle order.

Keeping the World Cup in mind, he has once again decided to open the innings for his franchise.

“This year, I will open the batting in all the games. That’s for sure. World Cup is one of the factors. But that [opening position] is where I have got a lot of success of late. The team understands that. We now have got some experience in the middle order. That allows me to go and bat at the top. I will try and open in every game possible.”

According to him, his approach will be the same as it is for any series or tournament.

“My approach will be the same as it is for any tournament. I have in the past batted in the middle order and I have opened as well in a few games. Yeah, wherever the team requires me to bat, I have to bat there. We have to make sure we get the right balance and team composition,” Rohit told the media on Tuesday.

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