Game three of the IPL 2019 see’s Mumbai Indians taking on Delhi Capitals , the game is live on BT Sports in the UK from 2.30pm GMT. Check out the key game stats below and our match prediction for the Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals.
All-time meetings: Mumbai Indians W6, Delhi Capitals W6
Last meeting: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 11 runs
Coach: Mahela Jayawardene
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians are coming off a hugely disappointing campaign in 2018 where they finished fifth but they have a phenomenal record in odd years having won the title in 2013, 2015 and 2017 so they will be hoping that is an omen for their title hopes in 2019.
Coach: Ricky Ponting
Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Delhi Capitals come into this year’s edition with renewed hopes given that they possess some of the best young Indian talent in the tournament but they are under some pressure to improve upon their miserable performances in recent seasons.
There will be plenty of pressure on both teams in this opening match and the greater experience within the Mumbai Indians’ ranks could be the decisive factor. They started the campaign last year relatively slowly and they will be motivated to do better this year and start well. Delhi should be able to compete much better than they did last season and they have much more quality in their roster. However, their batting may find it difficult against Bumrah and the Pandya brothers who should lead the Indians to an opening victory.