Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first against Delhi in Match 3 of the Indian T20 League at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday. (FOLLOW: Mumbai Vs Delhi Cricket Score)

Mumbai have included Yuvraj Singh in their playing XI while handing out debut to unheralded Rashikh Salam. No place for last season’s star Maynak Markande. Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Quinton de Kock and Mitchell McLenaghan made the four foreigners for Mumbai. Delhi have opted for Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult as their four foreigners.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma

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The last time Mumbai played Delhi in the Indian T20 League, the three-time champions, fighting to stay in contention for the Playoffs, fell short by 11 runs, with the already eliminated Delhi spoiling the part for Rohit Sharma and Co. Head-to-head, Delhi have a slender 12-11 lead over Mumbai in the Indian T20 League, and having endured defeats in both matches last season, a wounded Mumbai would want to start their campaign on a high at home. (READ: Hurt Mumbai Indian eager for tunraround)

For Mumbai, there ought to plenty concerns surrounding the workload management for the likes of Rohit, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, three players who are a sure-shot certainty for the World Cup. Individually too, after an underwhelming season last year, all these three players promise to be highly motivated to start Mumbai’s run with a win. Each time Mumbai have started well in a tournament, they’ve made it to the Playoffs. Last year, they lost the first three matches and were left to play catch-up. (READ: Delhi hope for ‘Capital’ gains)

Yet another season, Delhi form a strong team on paper, but replicating it on the field is what poses to be a challenge for a side that’s come under heavy criticism for under-performing. This year though, the composition looks a whole lot better than the previous seasons and the presence of international cricketers in their ranks should pave way for better results. Will Delhi be able to snap their barren run? Or will turn out to be another season of more misses than hits? Sunday marks the beginning.