Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann heaped praise on Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw and known as him a “miniature model of Virender Sehwag” ahead of the critical match towards Chennai Super Kings on Saturday.
Shaw has been inconsistent with the bat this season, owning scored 202 runs from eight matches so far at an regular of 25.25 with two half-centuries.
He has supplied DC with some fantastic commences with scores of 42, 66 and 64 in some of the former video games but has not been in the very best of touches in the final three matches for the Capitals.
Swann not only praised Shaw but also lauded Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy and DC coach Ricky Ponting all through an episode of Star Sports’ Cricket Linked.
“There are a couple of factors. Shreyas Iyer is a pretty pretty fantastic leader. Ricky Ponting, I noticed him smile soon after a game which he in no way did when he played towards England. So, I consider they are a content camp.
“Prithvi Shaw, as effectively. I enjoy the way he bats, he is like a little one Sehwag, he is like a miniature model of Virender Sehwag, who was a single of my favourite Indian gamers of all time.
“I consider all in all, they have received a pretty powerful staff and they are taking part in with a great deal of self-assurance. I consider they seem like the staff to beat at the second,” Swann explained.
Shreyas Iyer’s DC, presently positioned 2nd on the table with twelve factors, will encounter MS Dhoni’s CSK in Match 34 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 17.
DC are gunning for their maiden IPL title this yr soon after twelve disappointing seasons in the previous. They are remaining thought of as a single of the favourites to lift the coveted IPL trophy along with the likes of Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.