There is a long list of players who have attained success for other franchises after Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have released them. Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are some players who belong to this list. But the recent player which is part of this list is Marcus Stoinis. RCB had released the Australian allrounder last year and was bought by Delhi Capitals ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Marcus Stoinis is having an extraordinary season for Delhi Capitals. With his fast bowling, he has picked wickets at crucial stages while his power-hitting ability has created a huge impact on DC’s result. He has become the key man for Delhi, who are striving to lift the maiden title. The West Indies legend, Brian Lara is also impressed with his allrounder performance.
Brian Lara on Marcus Stoinis
Heaping the praise on Marcus Stoinis, Brian Lara also indirectly remarked that Royal Challengers Bangalore had made a mistake by letting him go last year, but it was gain for Delhi Capitals.
“He got let off by RCB last year and see what he’s doing for DC this year,” Brian Lara said on Star Sports.
Marcus Stoinis all-round performance in the Qualifier 2:
Stonis so far has made 352 runs and picked up 12 wickets this season. In the second qualifier, which was a do-or-die match, he was promoted to the opening position and gave a satisfactory start, scoring 38 runs off 27 balls. Although it was a short spell, he gave a good base to the middle-order batsmen to take the game forward.
While defending 190 runs target, he bowled magical three overs to take DC closer to their IPL dream. The fast bowler snared the wickets of Priyam Garg and Manish Pandey before picking the crucial wicket of Kane Williamson to seal the deal for his side.
With DC entering maiden IPL final, Stoinis will have a huge role to play up in the batting order while also giving breakthroughs at crunch situations.