IPL 2020: Rohit-Quinton to open batting; Lynn good option to have, says coach Jayawardene

Ahead of the Indian Premier League season 13 (IPL 2020), MI vs CSK season opener, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Mahela Jayawardene addressed an online press conference.

Speaking about the abundance of choices at the top of the order in Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock and Chris Lynn, Jayawardene suggested how can the batting order can lineup.

Big-hitting Australian opener Chris Lynn might have to play second fiddle after the former Sri Lankan skipper opined that Rohit-Quinton has played exceptionally well in the IPL 2019 season and would opt for the same combination at the top in the new season as well.

“We have some great to options in the batting order, but Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock was phenomenal last season and we’ll try and stay with that,” said the MI head coach
He added, “We have a very balanced squad, and the team has been training hard. The key will be to understand ho the coach behaves in UAE; we have played a couple of practice matches and we expect we ar in good shape. “

This is ideally the staple choice for the MI franchise and Rohit- Quinton is one pair that has performed and proved their worth at the top of the order. The duo was the same opening pair responsible for MI’s 15 out of 16 games in IPL 2019. The South African limited-overs skipper has scored 1456 runs in the IPL at a strike rate of 131.29 and has recorded 10 fifties and a century.

The MI Skipper is best at the top, and with someone like Quinton de Kock around, he could take his time and play a responsible innings. Opening with arguably two of the most excellent openers of this era would be a nightmare for the opposition bowlers.