IPL 2022: Prithvi Shaw is 50-50, says Rishabh Pant as Delhi Capitals eye playoffs berth

IPL 2022, PBKS vs DC: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant hinted that Prithvi Shaw could play a role for the team after the aggressive opener was released from hospital after being treated for typhoid fever.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On Monday, the Capitals defeated the Kings by 17 runs
  • This is the first time in the season that Delhi Capitals have won back-to-back matches.
  • Shaw was recently released from the hospital after being treated for typhoid fever.

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant said the explosive opener Prithvi Shaw was 50-50 and the team would find out more in a few days. On Monday, after DC defeated Punjab Kings by 5 wickets to advance to the top four of the IPL 2022 points table, Pant hinted that Shaw could make another comeback in the playing XI.

Prithvi Shaw was recently released from hospital after being treated for typhoid fever. During his absence, DC tried Srikar Bharat as an opener alongside David Warner, but that move proved unsuccessful.

On Monday, DC brought Sarfaraz Khan back to open and he responded with a 16-ball 32 after David Warner was fired over a golden duck.

“I think he’s 50/50. We’ll know in a few days,” Rishabh Pant told Star Sports.

This is the first time in the season that Delhi Capitals have won back-to-back matches.

Thanks to the exploits of Mitchell Marsh (63), Shardul Thakur (4 for 36), Axar Patel (2 for 14) and Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 14), Delhi Capitals took two more points to bring their tally to 14 and the Royal Challengers to expel. Bangalore as the fourth placed team in the points list.

Rishabh Pant said he wanted his team to end the cycle of winning one match and losing the next and he was happy that they could finally achieve it.

“During the tournament we lost one game and won one game. That’s something we wanted to change as a team and we got it,” he said.

Delhi Capitals will play their final game of the league phase against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Five-time champions Mumbai Indians were the first team to be knocked out of the playoffs, but they have won three of their last five matches and could be party spoilers. MI had defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings on Thursday with a convincing 5-wicket win.

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