Bangla Hunt Desk: Finally, all speculations have come to an end and the ball of IPL is going to roll on the soil of the United Arab Emirates. This year's IPL is going to start from tomorrow. Last year's champions Mumbai Indians and three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings face off in the first match of the IPL. Last year's champions Mumbai Indians are desperate to hold on to the IPL game. And so Mumbai Indians will be seen in an aggressive role from the first match of IPL.
Mumbai Indians have selected Kolkata Knight Riders star opener Chris Lin in the IPL auction this time. And so the question naturally arises, is there going to be a change in Mumbai's opening partnership this time? Mahela Jayawardene, the head coach of the Mumbai Indians, said in a direct reply to this question that there would be no change in the opening partnership of the Mumbai Indians this time. Proteas star D'Cock K will be seen with Rohit Sharma in the opening, even if Chris Lin is suddenly included in the team.
In this context, Mahela Jayawardene said that Rohit Sharma and D'Cock were very successful last time. And so the Mumbai Indians do not want to break that pair in any way. They also have a long opening and the understanding between the two is very good and both are experienced batsmen. That is why even if Chris Lin is included in the team, there is no change in the opening of Mumbai Indians, said head coach Mahela Jayawardene.