IPL 2024
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan share a hug before the match
By SMCS - Apr 18, 2024 9:00 pm
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Former India teammates Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan shared a light moment on the field before the toss at the Mullanpur stadium. However, the game is very important for both PBKS and MI as they are placed in eighth and ninth places heading into this game. Both teams are in desperate need of points to be in the race for playoffs.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan

Meanwhile, Rohit and Shikhar met before the game started. While Rohit is playing his 250th IPL match tonight, Shikhar missed yet another match this season as he is struggling with a shoulder niggle as well. Sam Curran is leading the team in his absence and said at the toss informed about Dhawan missing the match.

 

“We will have a bowl. Keeping up with the trend of the tournament. Shikhar is not well, so that’s the only injury and Rilee comes in for Jonny today. It is not nice to lose the close games but we are doing a lot of things right. Taide drops out of the side, just a couple of tactical changes” said Curran.

“We were wanting to bat first as well, so good toss to lose. We don’t judge (our performances), couple of times we had the game in our grasp and didn’t finish the game, IPL tests you, when the game is not over it is not over. We just take it game by game, go out there and give our 100 percent. Every individual should commit to the team’s goal and once we do that, the results will be seen. Same team” said Hardik Pandya at the toss.

PBKS vs MI Playing XIs:

Punjab Kings: Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah