Known to take breathtaking catches, Kieron Pollard took catching to another level when he pulled off a screamer out of nowhere to dismiss Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer. Iyer seemed to be in good nick as evident from his silken boundaries and inch-perfect timing. But one shot too many led to his undoing as he looked to cover-drive the ball as it was pitched up to him. It was aerial and Pollard with a full-stretch dive managed to hold onto it as Delhi Capitals lost their second wicket. A lot of hopes will be pinned on Pollard from the MI fans who would want him to come good this season after a forgettable campaign last season. The big Windies cricketer is already proving his worth with his outstanding show in the field.
Here is the catch that will take your breath away by the sheer audacity of the effort:
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals are trying to recover from the early setback as Dhawan (30*) and Ingram (39*) are leading the charge. Capitals were 95/2 in 11 overs.
Three-time champions Mumbai Indians would look to have an improved campaign from last season when they did not even manage to make it to the last four.
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