Prithvi Shaw, the opening batsman for the Delhi Capitals, is healing from typhoid, which prompted him to be hospitalized and pulled him away from the team as well. Shaw is expected to be ready for the upcoming game that his team plays after being admitted to the hospital.
The right-handed batsman got off to a strong start to the season, scoring 259 runs in 9 matches; however, he was forced to sit out the last 3 matches owing to an illness. The Delhi Capitals squad will be overjoyed to hear the news that he will not miss any further action.
Prithvi Shaw has become one of the most lethal openers currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and he possesses the ability to backfire at the top of the lineup, particularly during the powerplay. Although he began working with David Warner earlier this year, he has seen a significant uptick in his play, and the two of them have been consistently putting up huge initial partnerships as well.
Shaw’s comeback will be a major boost for DC
Considering his powerful stroke play, the 22-year-old player has not been included in the Indian limited-overs team on a consistent basis, regardless of the fact that in his IPL stint to this point and has a strike rate of 148.4 overall.
In the earlier, Shaw has shown shortcomings, particularly when faced with a bowling attack. As a result of his approach, Shaw was also dropped from the Indian test squad. But, he made a tremendous comeback in the earlier Indian Premier League season with a spectacular performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, and since then, his development has been very remarkable.
In the unavailability of Shaw, the DC have had trouble finding an opening pair for David Warner. Players like Srikar Bharat as well as Mandeep Singh have had difficulty making an impression, therefore the team has been having a hard time finding a suitable replacement. The team still has a shot at making the playoffs, however, if they can survive their next two matches facing Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians, they will have a far stronger chance of doing so than they had before Shaw’s comeback. This will be a major boost for the team.
The Delhi are now in 5th place in the standings after winning six of their last 12 games. In addition, they have improved their NRR over this same time period. Meanwhile, since there are so many teams competing for the 4th slot, it won’t be simple for the Delhi Capitals to advance to the next round.