IPL 2020: DC’s Ricky Ponting pleased to see Prithvi Shaw’s growth as a batsman

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Shaw scored a fluent 23-ball 42 towards RCB in Dubai on Monday.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

One of many prime causes behind the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) dominance within the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) has been Prithvi Shaw. After 5 video games, the opener at the moment has 179 runs at a mean and strike-rate of 35.80 and 147.93 respectively. The younger right-handed batsman additionally has a few half-centuries, exhibiting that he hasn’t lacked in consistency both.

Following a powerful begin, Shaw has conjured praises from Ricky Ponting, the Capitals’ head coach. Ponting, who’s additionally a two-time World Cup profitable Australian captain, mentioned that Shaw’s batting approach has tightened. Ponting put forth his opinions whereas chatting with cricketer-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen on Star Sports activities community.

Prithvi Shaw is in tremendous contact, says Ponting

“It was very pleasing at this time to see Prithvi Shaw, we’re beginning to see the actual class of the highest order gamers within the IPL. He’s technically superb; he is excellent towards quick bowling and spin bowling. He’s bought us off to a different good begin at this time,” Ponting mentioned.

Ponting was of the opinion that Shaw has made some refined changes to his approach and understands his function within the batting lineup.

“Yeah, he has analysed his recreation within the final couple of years. His backfoot has gone to leg stump. I do discuss to him somewhat bit however he’s a reasonably easy character and also you don’t need to overcoach anybody, particularly on this type of format, particularly when somebody has that type of expertise.

“You don’t need to coach what they’ve out of them. I feel he understands, he has made a number of changes, the place he’s in all probability batting extra in direction of off stumps. That again foot going in direction of leg aspect. He’s in tremendous contact. He has proven in final couple of days what function he performs for the workforce,” Ponting added.

On Monday, October, 5 towards the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Shaw appeared fluent. He scored 42 off 23 balls with the assistance of 5 fours and a few sixes. On the again of his knock, the Capitals managed 63 runs within the obligatory powerplay.

He bought out within the seventh over whereas attempting to tackle quick bowler Mohammed Siraj. Shaw scored the fifties towards the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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