IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma looking forward to playing all games for Mumbai Indians given the workload

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said he is ready for the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Rohit said he’s looking forward to playing all the games for the five-time champions, although workload management is the focus.

Rohit Sharma is entering the IPL for the first time after becoming India’s full-time captain in all three formats. There were concerns over Rohit’s fitness as he missed the crucial tour of South Africa with a hamstring injury, although Indian chief selector Chetan Sharma downplayed concerns about his fitness when he was named Test captain.

With a packed cricket season, with India touring England and preparing for the T20 World Cup later this year, Rohit will need to be at his best to lead the team. Notably, Rohit had to deal with injury issues at the close of business for IPL 2020 and missed games due to injury concerns after UAE IPL 2021 restarted.

“Obviously I want to play all the games. That’s why I’m sitting here. Right now there are no problems at all. I want to play all the games, make an impact in all the games. If there’s a concern, we’ll address it at that time,” said Rohit, when he spoke to the press on Wednesday.

WILL SURYAKUMAR PLAY OPENER?

Rohit also said batter Suryakumar is still in rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and would join the team after receiving clearance from there. Suryakumar suffered a hairline fracture to his finger and missed the limited overs series against Sri Lanka earlier this month.

“Surya is at NCA at the moment, he’s recovering well, he’ll be here soon and I can’t tell you now if he’ll be available for the first game or not, but we’re trying to get him as soon as we can.” possible once we have clearance from the NCA,” said Rohit.

10 TEAMS? NO PROBLEM

Since the IPL is a 10-team affair this time, the franchises will play a different format, but Rohit claimed nothing changes for the team in terms of scheduling.

“It’s a format we played in 2011. Nothing really changes in the plan, to be honest. You have to compete against the opponent – some you will only play once and some you will play twice.

“There aren’t too many changes that we need to make, it’s just that you’re only going to play certain teams once, so you have to be prepared because there’s no turning back. You have to plan well against these guys and make sure your bases are covered,” he said.

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