Delhi Capitals fans got a good news on Wednesday as DC skipper Rishabh Pant announced at the toss that Marcus Stoinis is returning to the playing XI in place of Tom Curran. Stoinis was injured in DC’s first game of the United Arab Emirates leg – and his absence has affected the Delhi team’s balance.
After losing the toss and asked to bat first, DC skipper Rishabh Pant announced the change.
“We would have bowled first. It’s okay, we can’t think much about the toss, so let’s play some good cricket today. We didn’t want to change anything from the last game, just an over or two here and there We’ve got the job done. We need an extra batsman in a track like this, so Stoinis comes in. Tom Curran is out. We’re in a great mind, always exciting to play together, always a lot of fun, Looking to have fun during the match too,” he said.
On papers, it appears to be the best DC playing XI but former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar said it would be difficult for Marcus Stoinis to go straight even after missing so many games as Sharjah is a tough spot.
Agarkar said on Star Sports, “You never know, because he hasn’t played. We don’t know if he’s going to bowl or not. If he’s not going to bowl, he’s going to play as a pure batsman.” would have been.”
“These conditions are tough for anyone, no matter how good you are. Because going in makes a difference to you. It’s their strongest XI – but it depends. If Stoinis is going to bowl If so, it gives them additional options, which can be very useful,” he said.
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrique Nortje
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (w), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty