Intending to qualify for their first-ever Indian Premier League (IPL) finals, Delhi Capitals will meet Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Qualifier 2 of Dream11 IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Shreyas Iyer's men will indeed be under the pump heading into the game as their recent performances have been underwhelming. With five defeats from their last six games, DC are not in ideal form ahead of the high-voltage clash. An unsettle opening combination has been one of DC's biggest headache lately. While Shikhar Dhawan has delivered from his end, Prithvi Shaw's frequent failures have dented DC's batting order. Hence, the team management might be tempted to put the Australian dasher in the opening slot alongside Dhawan. DC vs SRH Preview: 7 Things You Need to Know About Dream11 IPL 2020 Qualifier 2.

Stoinis boasts off a staggering record while opening for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League (BBL). He can counter the new ball with his attacking batting and his ability to play the big shots amid field restricts is very well able to push opposition on the back foot. The Australian dasher also holds the record of the highest individual score (147) in BBL history, which showcases his tendency if not throwing his wicket away after settling his feet. DC vs SRH Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2020.

Stoinis has been brilliant in the ongoing season as well, scoring 314 runs at a staggering strike rate of over 150. With Shaw not being in excellent form, DC have all the reasons to push Marcus Stoinus up the order for the high-voltage encounter. Even, Dhawan recently admitted that he wouldn't mind opening the batting with Australian star.

"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," Dhawan had said.

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