Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is gearing up to face Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019 on Thursday (Prithvi Shaw Twitter)
- Prithvi Shaw had dinner with Sachin Tendulkar at their team hotel in Delhi
- Delhi Capitals will host Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shaha Kotla on Thursday
- Both DC and MI are tied on 10 points from 8 matches but Delhi have a slightly better net run rate
Prithvi Shaw had a memorable evening with his idol Sachin Tendulkar in his team hotel in Delhi on Wednesday and shared a picture with the legendary cricketer having dinner with him.
Shaw, who plays for Delhi Capitals, is gearing up to take on Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. Tendulkar is the batting mentor of Mumbai Indians.
“Thank you SACHIN SIR for the lovely dinner. It’s always a pleasure meeting you SIR,” Shaw captioned the post on social media.
Prithvi Shaw has been inconsistent in the IPL so far for Delhi Capitals, scoring 187 runs in 8 matches at an average of 23.37 with 99 being his highest score till now.
Delhi Capitals have been on a roll in recent times and won their last three games — against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mumbai on the other hand, have been inconsistent as is the case with them in the first half of the season. In their last three games, MI won against Kings XI Punjab, lost to Rajasthan Royals and won again in their last game against RCB.
But come Thursday, it will be a different ball game as both teams will need to adapt well to the low and slow wicket at the Kotla.
While Mumbai batsmen are used to playing on wickets where the ball comes on well to the bat, Delhi also boasts of primarily stroke makers like Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Adaptation will be the key for sure.
Delhi are starting to look like a team which is excelling at the right time and it would not come as a surprise if the three wins on the trot gives them the confidence to get the better of a Mumbai side which is also looking equally dangerous.
It will also be interesting to see the kind of wicket the curator is able to produce after the DC management made its position clear after losing to SRH in their last home game.
It has been a while and the curator definitely had time to rework on the square. But clearly, speeding up the wicket will not be on the cards as that will need grass.
Originally Published by intoday.in