Defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in match number 41 of the IPL 2020.
While CSK face an alarming crisis, MI are inching closer toward the playoffs race with each game.
Meanwhile, MI skipper Rohit Sharma will yet again face a stern challenge in front of CSK's leg-spinners.
Let us decode his IPL performance against leg-spin.
Rohit is presently the third-highest run-scorer in the IPL, having amassed 5,158 runs from 197 matches at 31.45.
He also owns one ton in the tournament and carries an impressive strike-rate of 130.74.
Across several seasons, Rohit has scored 600 runs against leg-spinners.
In the ongoing season as well, Rohit has continued to struggle against leg-spin.
Just like the previous few seasons wherein he constantly fell to wrist-spin, Rohit has been dismissed by leg-spinners twice in nine games.
The likes of Piyush Chawla and Shreyas Gopal have dismissed him so far.
Notably, in the previous three seasons, the leg-spinners had dismissed him seven times.
In 2020, Rohit has also aimed to counter-attack the leg-spinners, having amassed 53 runs against them. He has smashed them for 5 sixes and 1 four. Besides, Rohit has been dismissed five times by fast bowlers and twice by off-spinners.
The upcoming game between arch-rivals MI and CSK in Sharjah is expected to be a cracker.
As of now, CSK haven't played their star leg-spinner Imran Tahir even once this season due to the team combination.
However, he could be a useful weapon to perturb Rohit's flow of runs.
At Sharjah's compact ground, Tahir could trap him by luring to go for shots.
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