India, April 18 -- All eyes would be on Rishabh Pant when Delhi Capitals take on Mumbai Indians in an IPL 2019 encounter at their home ground in Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi on Thursday. Pant would be on playing first IPL match after not being picked in India's World Cup squad. Pant has been mum on Dinesh Karthik being favoured over him.

There are high chances that Pant would come out as the leader of Delhi in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who was hit on his right-arm during the training session on the eve of the crucial encounter. With a good chance of making it to the play-offs, the Capitals would not want to risk their captain if he is not a 100 percent.

With 10 points from eight games, both teams are on course to make the play-offs. W...