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Delhi Capitals Team
The Delhi Capitals team has not been able to perform well in IPL 2023 under the leadership of David Warner. The team faced consecutive defeats in the first five matches. After this, the Delhi team won the next 2 matches. The team of Delhi Capitals is at the last position in the points table. Now Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on 29 April. But before this, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has given a big statement on a star player of the team.
Ricky Ponting gave this statement
Ricky Ponting was expecting a good innings from Prithvi Shaw, who has been practicing hard in the nets, but the Delhi Capitals head coach admitted that many openers from other teams are doing better than him. Shaw was finally dropped after a poor six-match run and now his early comeback looks difficult. Ponting said before the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday that Prithvi has not scored a half-century in the last 12 IPL matches (including 2022). Many top order batsmen of other teams are playing better than him. In the current IPL, Shaw has scored 47 runs in six matches.
Prithvi Shaw is not in form
Ricky Ponting said that Prithvi is a match winner when he is in form. That is the reason why he was retained in the team because if he survives, we can win the match. However, this season he could not play well. We have scored around 40 runs in six matches, which is not going to help us. It was a tough decision to drop him but hopefully the team we have picked will win tomorrow’s match. Speaking further, he said that when he came this year, he had spent a few weeks in NCA. He has worked hard on his fitness and seeing his hard work in the nets, I thought this year would be big for him but it hasn’t happened so far.
There will be no change in the playing eleven of Hyderabad.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Aiden Markram is hopeful that there will not be much change in the playing XI in the coming matches. Due to the poor performance of the team, there have been repeated changes in it. Markram said that too much change does not lead to continuity. I believe that consistency is what gets results. Hopefully we will do well with the bat now.
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