Prithvi Shaw opens the at bat for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.© AFP
All teams are in the groove of the next 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with training sessions spanning the three host cities in the UAE – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah – and embarked on preparations for what was to be a very different IPL season. In the same vein, Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw tried to go one step further in the nets by rolling over his arm for a few soft leg fractures. “Leaked images discovered from an alternate universe,” Delhi Capitals called this unlikely development, but Shaw tasted some success when the batsman who launched his loopy delivery into the night sky was apparently trapped somewhere in the depths.
– Delhi Capitals (tweeting from ????????) (@DelhiCapitals) September 6, 2020
Shaw, an opening batsman for Delhi, has scored 598 runs from 25 games at 23.92 and a strike rate of 141.03 and is likely to team up with Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order.
Delhi is coached by former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting and headed by Shreyas Iyer. They have people like Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma in their midst.
Delhi finished at number 3 in IPL 2019 and has yet to win an IPL title.
IPL 2020 starts on September 19 and the final will be played on November 10. The schedule for the competition will likely be announced on Sunday, September 6, said IPL chairman Brijesh Patel.
The competition was moved from India as the country is severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. India has the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.
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