The biggest concern for Delhi Capitals has been the form of opening batter Prithvi Shaw.© AFP
With one win in six outings, Delhi Capitals (DC) have had a torrid start to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 campaign. The biggest concern for DC has been the form of opening batter. Prithvi Shaw, who has failed to get starts so far. In six matches, Shaw has conjured just 43 runs, which is highly below-par for a player of his calibre. Speaking on his struggles, former England captain Michael Vaughan feels that Shaw needs to score runs as he cannot just play on reputation.
“Early in the tournament, Mark Wood bowled him. His feet went nowhere. He was waiting for the short one but it was pitched up and he was nowhere near the line of the ball. I think Prithvi needs runs. He can’t just keep going on reputation, can’t just keep harping about what you’ve done in the past, you have to produce runs here and there. He has had a poor start. I don’t he has gone beyond the powerplay,” Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
After five defeats on the trot, DC managed to sneak out a win against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday.
Ishant stood out with key wickets of Rana and Sunil Narine before being substituted under the new impact player rule.
Chasing a target of 128, DC made tough work of their modest chase and despite Warner’s fourth half-century of the season achieved their target with four balls to spare in a rain-delayed match that went past midnight.
(With AFP Inputs)
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