New Delhi, April 18 -- With the temperatures dropping thanks to a drizzle, an upbeat Delhi Capitals side - which is second on points table - turned up in numbers for nets. Their wonderkid Rishabh Pant batted freely.

Pant, who was left out of the World Cup squad only to be kept as a standby, is upset at the exclusion but has taken it in his stride, team head coach Ricky Ponting said.

Batting for 30-40 minutes, he had a chat with Ponting, then launched into the bowlers and looked at ease playing his strokes. Delhi Capitals will hope he can conjure up some of those shots in Thursday's match against Mumbai Indians, whose battery of hard-hitters are themselves a potent threat with the bat. On show for Mumbai Indians will be the Pandya brothers...