Jaipur: It may have got a bit tricky for Mumbai Indians (MI) after one defeat and a washout, but captain Rohit Sharma is still optimistic about his side’s chances in the Champions League T20.
Needing a win to keep their hopes alive after collecting just two points, MI will take on Highveld Lions in their third Group A league match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, on Friday.
“We are aware that we have only four games in our hand… Having lost one and the other being washed out, we know the position we are in. We understand what needs to be done. We are raring to go and have to win both of our remaining matches,” Rohit said on Thursday.
Asked whether the Jaipur wicket will favour the Lions’ bowlers, Rohit said: “We are playing in India and not in South Africa. We are more accustomed to such pitches. In Mumbai, too, we have bouncy wickets… The wickets are similar to those in Jaipur. We are used to playing on such wickets so there is no advantage to Lions on this count.
“We were unfortunate that we could not practice for 3-4 days because of rains in Ahmedabad and our match was also washed out. I am happy that, at least, in Jaipur we had a good practice session. There are no injury worries and we are raring to go.”