Rohit Sharma, MI, DD, IPL 2018
Rohit Sharma (right) and Hardik Pandya (left) © AFP

Mumbai Indians (MI) have maintained their reputation of bouncing back in the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the job is still half done: they need to win their final encounter against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi. MI are currently placed fifth with 12 points but they have the best NRR of all teams (0.384). Ahead of the clash, Rohit Sharma had a special message for the team and fans regarding their approach in the final encounter. MI’s official Twitter handle posted a video with caption ‘the players are clear about their roles and skipper @ImRo45 wants them to execute the same in today’s crunch game against DD.’

All MI need to do today is win the game against DD to qualify for the Playoffs. However, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) may spoil their plans if they beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by a massive margin, but then, that does not seem likely given the performances of both sides.