DS vs KXIP: Mohammed Shami leads Kings XI Punjab fast bowling attack against Delhi Capitals.© Instagram
As Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab get their IPL 2020 campaigns off the ground, individual face-offs are part of the bigger picture. The Delhi Capitals’ batting line-up would certainly hope to beat Kings XI Punjab’s bowling, and this is where the mercurial Prithvi Shaw can meet the dependable Mohammad Shami. The two players will likely play a critical role in the lineup, so how they start will be crucial to the teams as well.
Shami has 40 wickets from 51 games at an economy of 8.99, something he is definitely looking to improve.
On the other hand, Shaw, who lagged a bit behind the hype that surrounded him as the second best thing in Indian colors, had 598 runs from 25 games and a success rate of over 141. When he hit it, the cricket ball remains hit. The problem is consistency.
Besides, even Shami can be erratic at times, especially when he strives for pace. He tends to shoot the ball in the direction of the pillows, something that could cost Shaw dearly.
All in all, this could be a tempting encounter. After all, IPL is all about hits and misses. Here we hope for fireworks.
Note: All statistics are provided by iplt20.com
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