Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is set to miss the IPL 2023 fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium. The news was confirmed by MI's stand-in captain Suryakumar Yadav, who stated that Sharma is dealing with a stomach bug and hence has been listed in the impact players list for the fixture.
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Replacing Rohit Sharma in the playing XI, South African all-rounder Duan Jensen has been named in the squad. While speaking at the toss, Suryakumar Yadav said, " Will love to bowl first, the wicket looks dry. The ball comes onto the bat nicely later. Rohit is out, he has a stomach bug. Time to put up a good show. We are going with one change, Jansen comes in, rest all is same."
Mumbai Indians playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders:
Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Arjun Tendulkar, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Duan Jansen, Riley Meredith.
Impact Players List: Rohit Sharma, Ramandeep Singh, Arshad Khan, Vishnu Vinod, Kumar Kartikeya.
This Sunday clash is special as Mumbai Indians will be dedicating this match to underprivileged girls, and a massive 19,000 girls will be present in the stadium during the game, under their initiative “Women in Sports”. As part of the endeavour, Harmanpreet Kaur, who leads Mumbai Indians in the Women’s Premier League was also present at the toss.
Check out the Mumbai Indians' owner Neeta Ambani's message regarding the initiative to her team here: