In this situation when Indian batsman Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff, it looks like he is going to miss MI’s qualifying round matches in Raipur, which will start with a match against Lahore Lions.

For now, West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard looks a likely candidate to lead the popular T20 franchise MI in the qualifiers.

A source in the know of things told PTI today, “While Pollard is an automatic choice in the MI set-up, his success as the captain having led the Barbados Tridents to title triumph in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will go in his favour. But Harbhajan should also be sounded out,”

If we talk about the senior players then they have Harbhajan Singh, under whom leadership Mumbai Indians won the Champions League T20 in 2012 but according to reliable sources the news is now that Harbhajan is not too keen on leading the MI. Harbhajan is fighting to make a comeback and is more interested in performing well for the team owned by Mukesh Ambani.

Lasith Malinga, the dashing Sri Lankan pacer is also one of the senior players in the side, and as we all know a very talented payer he is and he had also led Sri Lanka to ICC World T20 triumph after being handed over the captaincy mid-way due to sudden dip in Dinesh Chandimal‘s form.

Aussie batsman Michael Hussey‘s place in the playing XI is not assured, which can be a reason that he won’t be considered for the hot-seat.

Lendl Simons, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson and Lasith Malinga will be the top choices as the leader of MI’s.

The MI will certainly be seeking a replacement for the injured Rohit, who incidentally also sustained a finger fracture during 2011 tour of England.

Mumbai Indians: 1 Lendl Simmons, 2 Michael Hussey, 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 Rohit Sharma (capt), 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Aditya Tare (wk), 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Shreyas Gopal, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Pragyan Ojha, 12 Praveen Kumar, 13 Jalaj Saxena, 14 Lasith Malinga, 15 Marchant de Lange

 

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