Two powerhouses, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, will lock horns in the third match of IPL 2019 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday evening. Mumbai have the home advantage in their favour in this match. Moreover, they have won five out of the seven matches they have played against Delhi at the Wankhede Stadium. So, that certainly gives the hosts a mental edge.
However, if overall head to head record is considered, there is hardly anything to separate the two sides. Both Mumbai and Delhi have won 11 times each out of a total of 22 matches they have played against each other so far. The Capitals, however, can take heart from their superior record last year. Although Delhi finished at the bottom of the table winning just five matches, they win both of their encounters against Mumbai.
Shreyas Iyer will be leading Delhi this time after taking over the reigns from Gautam Gambhir mid-season last year. Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma has openly announced that he will open the innings for the entirety of this season. That is the best thing that can happen for Mumbai but it doesn't bode well for the opposition bowlers at the same time. Going by squad strength, form and previous records, Mumbai should be able to seal the fate of this match in their favour.
Weather Updates: Clear weather throughout the day. The pitch at Wankhede is good for batting. A total of 160 is par. The pacers should enjoy bowling initially on