Sunday’s blockbuster will see Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Leading to the game, Delhi all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has urged his teammates to play fearless cricketer to overcome Hyderabad challenge.
Delhi made a resounding start to IPL 2020 winning back-to-back games to dominate the first half of the tournament. But their stocks went down in the second half losing five consecutive matches. The combination didn’t seem to work and their confidence has hit the rock bottom.
Need to play fearless cricket – Marcus Stoinis
The Shreyas Iyer-led side has to come out all guns blazing to overpower the Sunrisers Hyderabad challenge. Even though his team’s form has dipped lately, Stoinis reckoned that fearless cricket will benefit them against SRH here on Sunday.
“I think we’re going well. We’ve got to play some fearless cricket, and it’s a great opportunity for us. In these long tournaments, there’s a good chance most teams are going to go through those ebbs and flows,” said Stoinis.
“But if you gave me this opportunity at the start of the season — that we’d finish second, and we’ve got one game to win to get into the final — I think everyone here would take that,” Marcus Stoinis added.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have lost two of their group league matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The David Warner-led side is one of the two sides alongside Mumbai Indians to beat Delhi in both the group games. Despite a poor record, Marcus Stoinis is confident of a positive result.
“They’re a dangerous team, but I think if we play some good cricket then we’re good enough to win,” the 31-year-old said.
“They have been in good form this season. They’ve finished the season really well, raced into the playoffs, and they won last night obviously. They’re a strong team, and have got some really good batters, some in-form players, some dangerous bowlers as well, so it’s going to be a good game,” Marcus Stoinis added.