IPL 2018: 5 batsmen who can take up the opening duties for Mumbai Indians
With IPL being just 20 days away, the hush-hush would have begun in the camps of all the franchises, and all the franchises would be looking forward to covering all the bases.
The defending champions, Mumbai Indians, undoubtedly, will enter the eleventh edition of IPL as one of the most successful teams in the history of the league. The strong batting and quality death bowling has been the feature of this team. Once again, Mumbai Indians would like to continue their scintillating form in the tournament.
Let us have a look at five batsmen who can fulfill the opening duties for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming edition of IPL.
#5 Siddhesh Lad
The Mumbai-born batsman, Siddhesh Lad, has been one of the most promising talents in the domestic circuit. Lad has earned the tag of 'crisis-man' while playing for Mumbai in the long domestic season. Having scored 373 runs at a jaw-dropping average of 62.16, Lad had a fantastic Vijay Hazare Trophy this year. He was the fifth highest run-scorer in the 2017-18 season of Vijay Hazare Trophy.
In addition to that, this year, he a phenomenal Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy too where he scored 271 runs at a strike-rate of 138.26 runs, and at an exceptional average of 38.71.
His exceptional performances in the domestic season earned him a 20 Lac deal with Mumbai Indians. In Siddhesh Lad, Mumbai Indians made a good investment as he happens to be the perfect top-order batsman who can chip in with vital runs at a decent strike-rate. With not much of experience in the top-order except Rohit Sharma, Siddhesh Lad would have an ideal chance to showcase his skills at the grand level.
T20 Numbers- Matches: 24 | Runs: 464 | Avg: 29.00 | S/R: 120.51