After recovering from sickness, Prithvi Shaw is poised to rejoin the Delhi Capitals
Prithvi Shaw of the Delhi Capitals is expected to be available for his team’s next game after recuperating from typhoid, which necessitated hospitalization and kept him out of the squad. The right-hander had a fantastic start to the season, scoring 259 runs in nine games, but was forced to miss the past three games owing to sickness, and the Delhi Capitals would be overjoyed to hear the news.
Shaw is one of the most dangerous openers in the IPL right now, and he can wreak havoc at the top of the order, especially on the powerplay. He has greatly improved his game since partnering with David Warner this year, and the pair has consistently put up significant opening partnerships.
The 22-year-old has a strike rate of 148.4 in his IPL career so far, but despite his powerful stroke play, he hasn’t found himself in the Indian limited-overs squad on a regular basis. Shaw has previously shown weaknesses, particularly against the moving ball, and was dropped from the Indian Test team due to his technique. He came back strong in the past IPL season following a spectacular performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, and his transformation has been extremely impressive since then.
In the absence of Shaw, the Delhi Capitals have struggled to find an opening partner for David Warner, with Srikar Bharat and Mandeep Singh all unable to make an impact. The return of Shaw will undoubtedly boost the team’s chances of making the playoffs if they win their next two games against the Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians.
The Delhi Capitals are now seventh in the points table with six wins in 12 games and have improved their net run rate as well. However, with so many clubs vying for the fourth slot, the Delhi Capitals will find it difficult to advance.