IPL 2020 MI vs DC Qualifier 1 : Will Delhi Capitals open with Shikhar Dhawan & Marcus Stoinis as his partner?

IPL 2020 MI vs DC Qualifier 1 : It is a big day in IPL 2020 today as Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) for place in finals of the IPL 2020. But DC is in dilemma of who they should open their innings against the pace battery of Trent Boult & Jasprit Bumrah ? Should it be Shikhar Dhawan and struggling Prithvi Shaw or should Shaw be replaced with Marcus Stoinis as opening partner of Dhawan ?

While Shikhar Dhawan has held one end up this season while opening the batting for Delhi Capitals (DC), but Shaw has failed to live up to the billing in the latter half of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Shaw has aggregated 30 over the last six innings and averages just five. He has a highest of just 10 in those innings. His failure, including in the last game DC played where he scored just nine.

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This is the reason DC is seriously thinking to replace Shaw.

IPL 2020 MI vs DC Qualifier 1 : Shikhar Dhawan & Marcus Stoinis as opening pair of DC ?

Now the reports coming in from DC camp is that there is a possibility that all-rounder Marcus Stoinis could open as the Delhi Capitals support staff has considered his name at the top. According to the info available, Dhawan himself has suggested the name of Stoinis as his opening partner. But the India & DC opener said that he hasn’t been told who he will open although he doesn’t mind opening with anyone including Stoinis.

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“I think the support staff thought about it [Stoinis’s name] but they didn’t discuss it with me that much. If I get the opportunity to open with him, for sure it’ll be great. But both Stoinis and I share great chemistry, we joke a lot, so it will be good fun,” said Dhawan.

The other batsman DC have tried at the opening slot is Ajinkya Rahane, but his half-century in the previous match at No.3 seems to have cemented his slot there. So their is no chance that will be the option for DC. Meanwhile, Dhawan also had a word of advice for Prithvi.

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“Prithvi is timing the ball nicely, he hit a few boundaries and the ball was travelling well from his bat. My advice to him would be to stay calm and stay positive. These things happen to everyone, it is nothing new, neither this is the first time it is happening nor it will be the last time. I would suggest he stays positive, believes in his ability, stays calm and in rhythm,” said Dhawan while speaking to the media from the UAE.

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IPL 2020  MI vs DC LIVE: Where to catch MI vs DC LIVE Streaming ?

The match between MI vs DC LIVE will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Subcontinent.

The MI vs DC will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

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