To reach the playoffs, CSK will have to defeat Delhi in their last match.Image Credit source: BCCI
New Delhi: One who has nothing to lose, has nothing to fear. No one is more fearless and dangerous than him. In tournaments like IPL, it has often been seen that teams that get out early from the title race spoil the game of others. This time also something like this seems to be happening. Especially MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will be worried about this, which will face delhi capitals is from. In that too, a player who has been a headache for Chennai.
Delhi Capitals were the first team to be eliminated from the playoff race in IPL 2023, winning only 4 matches in their first 12 matches. David Warner’s team still had two matches left, one of which was against the Punjab Kings on Wednesday, 17 May. Punjab remained in the playoff race but Delhi gave a big blow by defeating them by 15 runs.
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Prithvi Shaw’s 38-ball attack
The most important thing in this victory of Delhi was the return of Prithvi Shaw. This season was not good for the young opener. In the first 6 matches of the season, he got continuous failure and could score only 47 runs. Then he did not get a chance for the next 6 matches. Now after the team was out, he returned against Punjab and Shaw played a useful inning for the team, scoring a quick 54 in just 38 balls, indicating his return to rhythm.
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Prithvi beats Chennai
This was Shaw’s first half-century in this season, but this one innings not only helped in defeating Punjab, but also put Dhoni in tension. The main reason for this is Shaw’s performance against Chennai. The 23-year-old Indian opener has scored 273 runs in just 10 innings against Chennai, in which 3 half-centuries have come. The special thing is that Prithvi’s runs have come from a tremendous strike rate of 153.
Chennai’s last match, which has not yet confirmed its place in the playoffs, is against Delhi on Saturday, May 20 at its own home. He has to win this match at any cost. However, the way Delhi performed against Punjab, it doesn’t seem that easy. Especially the return of Prithvi Shaw is not a good sign.
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