The 13th season of the IPL is all set to take place in the United Arab Emirates between September 19-November 10. And, just like every other season, anticipation and excitement and have started to galore among fans.
Fans, as well as pundits, have started to analyse the strength and weaknesses of the all the eight participating teams. One of the key aspect of a strong team is their opening combination, for they are the ones who lay the platform on which their middle-order batsman can cash-in. Each side in the IPL is spoiled for choices as far as their opening combinations is concerned.
So, we at Cricket Addictor thought, why not rate the possible opening pairs of each of the 8 IPL Team ahead of the 2020 edition?
Delhi Capitals- Shikhar Dhawan & Prithvi Shaw- 8/10
The Shreyas Iyer-led unit has a plethora of opening options in the form of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey, and Marcus Stoinis.
Shaw and Dhawan were one of the cornerstones of an improved season last year. And, despite all the other options, it is almost certain that they would go with the tried and tested combination atleast at the start of the tournament.
While Prithvi Shaw racked up 353 runs in the last season at an average of 22, Shikhar Dhawan compiled 521 runs at an average of 34.73.