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IPL 2019: Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar relive old days ahead of MI-DC clash. Watch

Delhi Capitals shared a video of Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar catching up ahead of the Mumbai Indians-Delhi Capitals clash on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Published on: March 23, 2019 21:45 IST
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Sourav Ganguly (left) met Sachin Tendulkar at the Wankhede Stadium

Old friends and former Team India openers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly caught up at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday ahead of the Mumbai Indians-Delhi Capitals clash on Sunday.

Tendulkar and Ganguly are both advisors to Mumbai and Delhi respectively and the duo shared a light moment along with MI coach Mahela Jayawardene.

Delhi's official Twitter handle shared a video of the trio catching up, where they can be seen laughing and having a good time.

But, it's all set to get serious on Sunday as the Mumbai and Delhi are set to renew the rivalry on the field in Match 3 of IPL 2019.

With the Wankhede wicket known to be batsmen friendly, the contest promises to be full of runs as both teams boast of some big-hitters.

While Mumbai have the likes of Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan and Yuvraj Singh to smash the ball around, Delhi have quality batsmen in Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. Not to forget the prowess of Chris Morris at the back end of the innings.

Delhi, who have not reached the final of the league even once, have a young skipper in Iyer, who will lead the side from the start of the league after taking over from Gautam Gambhir midway into the last season. The youngster, however, will look to leave the disheartening memories behind as the team has been given a complete new look.

Meanwhile, a lot will be expected from local boy Shaw though he will not be representing the home team. The young opener knows the wicket and conditions at the Wankhede like the back of his hand and might prove to be useful if he's picked in the playing XI.

Delhi will also look for some all-round performance from Morris, who has been a valuable player for the franchise. Morris' ability to pick up wickets in the middle overs and bowl some deadly yorkers makes him a huge asset for Delhi. Mumbai will expect similar services from Hardik Pandya, who has performed with both bat and ball over the years.

The hosts will also look for a blast from Yuvraj. After the southpaw went unsold in the first-round of the IPL auctions in Jaipur, Mumbai showed faith in him and bagged him at his base price of Rs 1 crore.

Skipper Sharma is likely to open with Kishan and the duo will aim to give a solid start to the Mumbai innings.

Coming to the bowlers, Mumbai have Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande and Jason Behrendorff, among others. While Bumrah and Behrendorff will aim to give some early jolts to the visitors, Markande will be expected to keep things tight in the middle overs.

The leg-spinner was amongst the wickets in 2018, scalping 15 wickets in 14 games at an economy rate of under nine.

On the other side, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada will look after Delhi's pace attack while the spin department will be led by the experienced Amit Mishra.

Overall, looking at the two squads, an electrifying clash is on the cards on Sunday.

(With inputs from IANS)

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