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Sourav Ganguly claims Mumbai Indians not utilizing Rohit Sharma well in Middle order

Yuvraj, Jadhav and Hardik Pandya have had the highest impact among Indian players: Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly (Photo by Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint via Getty Images)

Mumbai Indians are currently number three in the points table with two wins and one loss in the three games. They have collected four important points in their kitty. They will also derive a lot of confidence from defeating the defending champions at home after their victory over SRH by 4 wickets and 8 balls to spare.

The only cause of concern for the Mumbai Indians is the lack of runs from the skipper in the three outings he has had in the tournament. He has scored only nine runs in the three innings, which has raised apprehensions for the fluent right-hander.

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However, in an interview with India Times, Sourav Ganguly went ahead and stated that the Mumbai Indians think tank are under-utilizing the prowess of the skipper. The Prince of Kolkata believes that the best position for Rohit to bat is in the opening slot and Jos Buttler must bat at number 4.

On being enquired about the current situation of the Indian middle order, with Jadhav, Pandey and Sharma competing for the same spot in the line-up, the southpaw replied that Kedar has displayed massive improvement in his batting by winning matches single-handedly for the national side as well as his franchise.

According to Ganguly, “Kedar’s improvement has been outstanding. He played a match-winning knock for Bangalore. He won games for India against England in good pitches. Rohit will take time. I think Mumbai are not using him well while playing him in the middle order. They should open with Rohit and back Buttler for the no.4 spot.”

He further added that Yuvi, Jadhav and Pandya have made the maximum impact on all the player in the middle order.”In the current scenario, Yuvraj, Jadhav and Hardik Pandya have had the most impact among Indian players.”

The Bengal Tiger went ahead to claim that young Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will serve India in limited overs cricket for a long time.”Kuldeep is our future. He’s a wrist spinner and different from others. It is difficult to pick someone who is unorthodox and accurate at the same time. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep are very good prospects for the shorter formats and they can represent India for long.” Ganguly concluded.

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