Three-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are at home in their first game of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) against Delhi Capitals (DC). The Delhi management decided it was high time they revamped the team hence the first thing they did was to come up with a new name. Out went Delhi Daredevils and in came Delhi Capitals hoping to reverse years of underwhelming performances. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, will have their eyes set on the coveted prize with Rohit Sharma looking to put a disappointing 2018 campaign behind them. Let us look at the five players who could play a pivotal role in deciding the outcome of the VIVO IPL 2019 Match 3, MI vs DC game. Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Live Cricket Score 3rd T20 Match.
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians (Photo Credits: IANS)
One of the most destructive batsmen in the T20 format, Rohit Sharma on a song is a delight to watch. He can single-handedly destroy the best bowling line-ups of the world with his excellent temperament and big hitting. Rohit as a skipper will also have a crucial role to play while marshalling his troops in front of a capacity Wankhede Stadium. MI vs DC, IPL 2019 Match 3 Preview: Battle of Equals as Delhi Capitals Take on Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium.
Krunal Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
Krunal Pandya of Mumbai Indians (Photo Credits: IANS)
Krunal Pandya has a brilliant record representing MI, and it was no surprise the management made him one of their must-buys in the auction. A talented spinner who is a wicket taking the option in the middle overs, Krunal is also a good batsman who can forge partnerships with ease. MI Matches Live Streaming: Here’s How to Watch Mumbai Indians IPL 2019 T20 Cricket Matches Online Free.
Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)
Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians (Photo Credits: IANS)
India’s fast bowling sensation Jasprit Bumrah is never away from the action on the pitch and he posses the maximum threat to the Delhi Capitals. He is in excellent form, and a firm favourite for the Purple Cap come to the end of the tournament. His real strength lies in his death bowling where his Yorkers are virtually unplayable. Mumbai Indians Squad in IPL 2019: Team Profile, Schedule of MI in VIVO Indian Premier League 12.
Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals)
Shreyas Iyer of Delhi Capitals (Photo Credits: IANS)
Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer would want to impress the selectors after his sudden exit from the Indian team without much game time. The middle-order batsman is one player who could carry the innings for his team by batting for a long time. If he holds forth on one end and the hitters come into the picture on the other, Delhi are in for a good time. Delhi Capitals Squad in IPL 2019: Team Profile, Schedule of DC in VIVO Indian Premier League 12.
Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals)
Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals (Photo Credits: IANS)
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan returns home after a pay dispute with Sunrisers Hyderabad and would want to quickly put some indifferent form in Indian colours behind him. With World Cup around the corner, it is imperative for ‘Gabbar’ to get in the groove as soon as possible. If he successfully fends of Bumrah in particular, expect him to make a big score.
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The fans can expect a good game of cricket with a new look Delhi Capitals very unpredictable side to face. But Mumbai Indian at home will feel confident about their chances of starting off with a win.