Marcus Stoinis, the Aussie all-rounder is having a good time playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020. He has proved his worth with bat and ball in his debut season for DC. In the previous season, he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, the Bangalore based franchise was not impressed with his performance and released him into the auction. Brian Lara, the former West Indies batsman feels that RCB let Marcus Stoinis go very easily.
DC is having a dream run in IPL 2020. For the first time, they have managed to reach in the final. And, Marcus Stoinis has played a huge role behind the success of Delhi Capitals’ brilliance. He has scored 352 runs in 16 games with a strike rate of 149.09. Meanwhile, he has also impressed with his bowling skills and grabbed 12 wickets. The Aussie all-rounder has given standout performance at every position whether be it as an opener or as a middle-order batsman.
Brian Lara Feels RCB Did A Mistake On Releasing Such An Impressive T20 Player
Brian Lara said that RCB let him go very easily and the rest is history. He also revealed his discussion with Ricky Ponting. The former player said that DC’s head coach felt that this is the right game to utilize Marcus Stoinis as an opener.
“He got let off by RCB last year and see what he’s doing for DC this year,” Lara said on Star Sports after DC beat SRH to reach set-up their maiden IPL final clash against defending champions Mumbai Indians.
“Ricky (Ponting) had spoken to me a couple of times about the possibilities of opening the batting. It just worked out and we thought this was the game to do it. In one of the games, I batted at No.3 and it didn’t come off as we were chasing 220,” he recalled.
Lara asserted that in the shorter format taking wickets is not the only key to success. But, controlling the run-rate is also an effective strategy that can give significant results in any and every game.
“Just be clear that in T20, you are not always trying to take wickets but control the run-rate, and controlling the game builds some pressure.” he added.