Ahead of tonight’s IPL final, Rohit Sharma has that he and his Mumbai Indians side will focus on playing to their strengths, as opposed to focusing on Pune’s abilities and ongoing form. Rohit also said that Mumbai will need to learn from their mistakes in their losses against Pune to win tonight.
Rising Pune Supergiant take on Mumbai Indians in a highly-anticipated final of the IPL. While Pune
But despite the dismal record against Pune this season, Rohit Sharma wants his team to focus on his their collective strengths rather than worry about Pune’s game. Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Rohit said, "The focus is on playing the right game. I am not focussing too much on playing my third final [as captain]. It's important
Mumbai’s lack of form against Pune is a bit ironic given that they’ve gotten past every other team with relative ease this season, including the heavily touted Kolkata Knight Riders. Asked for a reason behind the struggles, the MI skipper acknowledged that his team
"It's true we haven't played well against Pune. They have been playing some really good cricket and it's just that we haven't been playing too well on those days. That's the reason we lost those games. Tomorrow we've got to make sure we're better and we play good cricket and focus on what we need to do. If all those things are looked after results will take care of themselves," Rohit said.
Finally given that the final is being played at a neutral venue, Rohit believes that it’s a chance for Mumbai to start afresh.
“Now we're playing them in a neutral venue now. Conditions will be different for both teams. The aim is to avoid whatever mistakes we have done in the past against them. We can learn from the mistakes. Hopefully, we've
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.