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Rohit Sharma to become second man after MS Dhoni to play 250 IPL matches

Rohit Sharma to become second man after MS Dhoni to play 250 IPL matches

Today's clash between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings promises to be a high-stakes encounter. Not only will it be a crucial match for both teams in the IPL standings, but it will also be a historic night for Rohit Sharma, who will etch his name further into the record books of the tournament.

The today’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings will be a landmark occasion for Rohit Sharma. The former Mumbai Indians captain is all set to become only the second player, after MS Dhoni, to play 250 IPL matches.

Rohit Sharma IPL Record

Rohit Sharma, a veteran of 249 IPL matches, boasts an impressive career average of 30.10 and a strike rate of 131.22. He has smashed two centuries and a staggering 42 half-centuries, showcasing his consistency and power-hitting ability.

His most recent century came in a valiant but losing effort against Chennai Super Kings. Despite his unbeaten 105 off just 61 balls, Mumbai fell short by 20 runs while chasing a target of 207.

Mumbai Indians seeking redemption

The Mumbai Indians, under Hardik Pandya’s leadership, have had a rollercoaster ride this season. After breaking a three-match losing streak with victories against Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru, they were brought back down to earth by Chennai.

The team is well aware of its potential but needs to find consistent teamwork to achieve success.

Punjab Kings Look to Unsung Heroes

While Mumbai seeks to find their rhythm, Punjab Kings will be relying on the continued brilliance of their lower-order batsmen, Ashutosh Sharma and Shashank Singh. These young Indian players have consistently bailed out the team from shaky top-order performances.

Pressure Mounts: PBKS vs MI

Both Mumbai and Punjab will be under immense pressure to perform, coming off losses in their previous matches. Mumbai holds a slight historical edge, having won 16 out of 31 encounters against Punjab, with a 4-3 lead since 2020.

However, Mumbai’s away form hasn’t been ideal this season, losing both their away games so far. Suryakumar Yadav, a key player for Mumbai, has also struggled in away matches since last season. Despite this, he has a good record against Punjab, scoring fifties in both encounters last year.

IPL 2024 match with Historical Significance

Today’s clash between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings promises to be a high-stakes encounter. Not only will it be a crucial match for both teams in the IPL standings, but it will also be a historic night for Rohit Sharma, who will etch his name further into the record books of the tournament.

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