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Even as the Delhi team went through its practice session on Wednesday, all eyes were on Pant batting in the nets.

April 18, 2019 07:30 pm | Updated 08:15 pm IST

Delhi Capitals batsman Rishabh Pant seen during a practice session ahead of the IPL match against Mumbai Indians in New Delhi.

Delhi Capitals batsman Rishabh Pant seen during a practice session ahead of the IPL match against Mumbai Indians in New Delhi.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi Capitals in a second leg IPL clash here Thursday.

Mumbai made two changes, bringing in Ben Cutting for Ishan Kishan, who is sick and replacing Jason Behrendorff with Jayant Yadav.

Delhi will be fielding the same playing XI.

Delhi Capitals : Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

Mumbai Indians : Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

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Delhi Capitals returns home from a fruitful outing that has seen it climb to second spot on the table and will hope to continue the streak against Mumbai Indians on Thursday. The focus on the eve of the match, however, was all on Rishabh Pant and his exclusion from the Indian side for the World Cup.

Even as the Delhi team went through its practice session on Wednesday, all eyes were on Pant batting in the nets. The youngster, however, refused to allow the setback to affect his concentration, spending close to an hour working on his shots.

He was the key to Delhi's winning start against the same opponent at the beginning of the IPL and the host will hope he gets back to the same form at the Ferozeshah Kotla, which has not been a happy hunting ground for the host.

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