Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma believes Hardik Pandya could be match and accessible for the match in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 12.

Pandya needed to be carried off the sector after the all-rounder damage his ankle, attempting to steal a second run in opposition to the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

“He’s trying good now. He twisted his ankle, however he bowled 4 overs. We now have three days earlier than the following match and I feel he will likely be positive,” Sharma stated at a promotional occasion for Adidas’ newest arrival ‘AlphaBounce Past’.

Recalling the final three overs from the opening encounter in opposition to CSK, Sharma stated, “Everybody noticed what occurred. There have been sure issues that we didn’t do proper within the stress state of affairs. We had been within the recreation until the 17th over, and within the final three overs, the sport drifted away from us.

“On the Wankhede, it’s all the time troublesome to comprise the batsmen as soon as they’re set. With the dew and all these components, it is rather arduous for the bowlers, however that isn’t an excuse.”

Sharma additionally defended Jasprit Bumrah – figures of 1 for 37 – who had a mean day with the ball. “Bumrah is without doubt one of the highest rated Indian loss of life bowlers. Anybody can have a foul day,” Sharma stated earlier than including, “We all know it’s not the top of the world and MI have all the time misplaced the primary recreation and received the title. I hope it’s the identical this yr.”

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Sharma appears to be like at younger leg-spinner Mayank Markande – figures of three for 23 – as a wicket-taking choice. “I performed in opposition to him within the nets a number of occasions. He has received nice management over no matter he does, and so, I feel going ahead he will likely be an ideal weapon for us. He has received nice abilities.

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“For us, me and Mahela (Jayawardene) as captain and coach, we simply need to be supportive of this man. He has received every thing that he must be profitable on the highest stage.”

A particular milestone

Speaking in regards to the No. 400 displayed on his and Dwayne Bravo’s jersey, Kieron Pollard stated, “It’s simply one thing that (Dwayne) Bravo and I got here up with; he’s the primary bowler in T20 cricket to take 400 wickets, and I’m the one participant thus far to play 400 matches.

“Having the ability to play 400 matches, I feel that in itself is a milestone in a format by which none of us thought how a lot we might find yourself enjoying once we began our profession in cricket.”


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