Chennai: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to bat.
The finalists of the last edition, both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have taken the early initiative this season and climbed to the top half of the points table and are just behind Royal Challengers Bangalore, who sit at the top.
Matthew Hayden: "It looks much the same, it's got bare patches absolutely everywhere right through it. The bowlers are working it out a bit quicker than the batters. They are bowling a lot of off-pace deliveries and they are getting wickets with it as well. 53% of the wickets have come off the slower balls, so that variation is key. Batters are gonna work really hard for their runs on this two-paced wicket. Have a bat first."
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult