DC vs RR in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals concerned, Prithvi Shaw continues to throw his wicket away

DC vs RR in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw shows lack of maturity, once again throws away his wicket, for just 10 runs
DC vs RR in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw shows lack of maturity, once again throws away his wicket, for just 10 runs

IPL 2021, DC vs RR: Prithvi Shaw continues to falter – An explosive batsman, one with most runs inside the powerplay but Prithvi Shaw’s lack of maturity despite being shown the door by Team India management is difficult to understand. While Shaw might have had Delhi Capitals management’s confidence, he has kept throwing wickets away despite good starts. On Saturday, it was a repeat once again. He had a steady start but threw his wicket away against Rajasthan Royals.

Not to take anything away from Prithvi Shaw, he has been in good form. That he has smashed 329 runs in 10 innings is a testament to that fact. He also has an impressive strike rate of 160.48 and an average of 32.90 say a lot. However, it is the manner of his dismissals that has attracted a lot of criticism.

DC vs RR in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals concerned, Prithvi Shaw continues to throw his wicket away

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IPL 2021, DC vs RR: Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan started well in the chase of a modest 135. However, trying to be more aggressive in his batting, he tried to take on Khaleel Ahmed on a slower length delivery at a time when he didn’t need to and Kane Williamson took a brilliant catch to send him back.

IPL 2021, DC vs RR: Prithvi Shaw in IPL 2021:

Date Opponent Dismissal Runs Balls S/R
10-04-2021 Chennai Super Kings c M M Ali b D J Bravo 72 38 189.47
15-04-2021 Rajasthan Royals c D A Miller b J D Unadkat 2 5 40
18-04-2021 Punjab Kings c C H Gayle b Arshdeep Singh 32 17 188.24
20-04-2021 Mumbai Indians c & b J Yadav 7 5 140
25-04-2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad run out 53 39 135.9
27-04-2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore c †A B de Villiers b H V Patel 21 18 116.67
29-04-2021 Kolkata Knight Riders c N Rana b P J Cummins 82 41 200
02-05-2021 Punjab Kings b Harpreet Brar 39 22 177.27
22-09-2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad c K S Williamson b K K Ahmed 11 8 137.5
25-09-2021 Rajasthan Royals  c Livingstone b Chetan Sakariya 10 12 83.33

 

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On Saturday, it wasn’t any different. With the Dubai pitch playing its tricks, Delhi Capitals needed a steady start. With Dhawan managing to hold on from the other end, all Prithvi Shaw needed to stay on for longer and let the pitch ease out a bit, especially when his opening partner was dismissed trying to play a loose shot. But instead of learning from it, Prithvi Shaw tried to hammer a good length delivery and completely mistimed the shot and gave a simple catch to Liam Livingstone at mid-off on 10 runs.

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In IPL 2021, it’s not the first time though. He has thrown his wicket away quite often, including against Rajasthan Royals in the first leg and against KKR when he was set at 82. With Team India keeping him as a standby opener for Test and a lot of overseas tours coming up, Prithvi Shaw finds himself in a vicious cycle, despite improving on his technique.

DC vs RR in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals concerned, Prithvi Shaw continues to throw his wicket away

With Delhi Capitals aiming their maiden IPL title, Prithvi Shaw will have to play a crucial role and show maturity if he continues to throw his wicket away, DC will be in trouble sooner than later.