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Rohit Sharma says IPL good preparation for World Cup


HYDERABAD: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday played down the workload control talk forward of the World Cup, announcing the IPL is an ideal tournament to gauge "where you are" within the lead as much as a big tournament.

In the media interplay before the IPL last on Sunday, Rohit mentioned he left it to the players -- Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah in this case -- to come to a decision their workload all through the process the virtually two-month long T20 league.


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The India vice-captain used to be seated alongside Mumbai coach Mahela Jayawardene while there used to be no illustration from their fighters -- Chennai Super Kings -- within the necessary press convention as they arrived overdue on Saturday night time.

CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming have been also meant to attend the pre-final interplay.

"We spoke at the start of the tournament that we will assess each one of them and see where they are at and how they feel about their body as the tournament progresses. It is more of an individual thing than what we decided for them," Rohit mentioned.

"Like in Jasprit's case, he is someone who likes to play games to make sure that he is in good rhythm. We spoke at any given stage, if he feels the need to rest, we were open for it. Our physios have monitored him quite well. There was constant feedback from Jasprit as well. So far there are no issues with either of them -- Hardik or Jasprit. It has to come from them and they want to continue playing."

If now not anything else, the IPL has helped Hardik get back to his very best forward of the World Cup beginning May 30.

"How their form is the most important thing, they are really doing well. Anyone who plays the IPL and goes to a big tournament (like the World Cup) I feel it keeps them very much in touch with their game. It is a great tournament to hit form. Hardik is one example," Rohit mentioned.

"He was injured before the IPL, missed a few games as well (for India), now he has done tremendously well for us. You can judge yourself where you are ahead of a big tournament like the World Cup," he added.

Talking about the IPL last where Mumbai Indians will be aiming for a fourth name alongside CSK, Rohit mentioned his workforce is focussed at the task to hand.

"It (Hyderabad) is a neutral venue. Both teams have played here so they are very much aware of the conditions. It is not going to be a major factor. Important will be to assess the pitch as quickly as we can, see what the ideal score will be if we bat first," he mentioned.

Mumbai Indians will surpass CSK in race for many IPL titles if they win on Sunday. However, Rohit is not studying too much into that statistic.

"All the ones things will maintain themselves if we play just right cricket. We want to focal point at the day quite than thinking about the previous. The focal point will be on how we will play higher cricket. We are treating it as another fit like we've got carried out earlier within the tournament.


"this can be a special feeling to be taking part in the general however like I mentioned the most a hit workforce (tag) doesn't topic for us. Yes every so often we've got spoken to the guys about now not being too emotional thinking about the play-offs, we simply want to focal point at the sport and now not look too some distance forward," he mentioned.


Mumbai Indians have beaten CSK three times this season besides getting the simpler of them in two finals.


Asked if CSK bring the most productive out of Mumbai Indians, Rohit mentioned: "I would not agree to that. The tournament itself is the largest challenge, each and every workforce is a risk. Rajasthan Royals didn't qualify however they beat us two times so we have to be just right on that particular day.


"There is a lot of hype around the two teams (CSK and MI) and it is because they have been successful in winning the championship, everyone looks forward to the clash."


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