Delhi Capitals (DC) might have some good news ahead of their final two games in the IPL 2022 season as the opening batter, Prithvi Shaw, could well return to the setup as per a report in the Times of India.
Shaw has been missing in action after he came down with a fever and was admitted to the hospital. Although the diagnosis was unconfirmed last Sunday, skipper Rishabh Pant revealed that he had typhoid.
The 22-year-old Shaw had also taken to his social media to post a picture of himself recovering at the hospital. He had been wishful about returning to the league and it may well come true in the next couple of days.
“When they play their next game against the Punjab Kings on Monday evening, Shaw is very likely to be available,” an anonymous source was quoted as saying to the Times of India.
“It’s not looking great” – Shane Watson on Prithvi Shaw’s condition previously
DC assistant coach Shane Watson was quite dejected upon learning about Shaw’s fever and he was unsure whether the youngster would make a return to the side after recovering. Shaw has scored 259 runs in nine matches at a strike rate of 159.87 and formed a devastating opening partnership with David Warner at the top.
“It’s not looking great. I don’t know exactly his diagnosis but he’s had this underlying fever for the last two weeks now which they have to really get to the bottom of to find out exactly what it was. I don’t know exactly what the diagnosis is but it’s not looking great for him to be available for us for the last few games.”
“It’s a big shame because he is an incredibly skillful young batter taking the best bowlers in the world down a lot of the time. So it’s a big loss for us to not have him. But hopefully, he gets back to full health quickly. But yeah, the last couple of weeks he has been under the weather.
“Hopefully, he gets back to full health soon but it’s not going to be in time for the minimum last few games of Delhi Capitals,” Watson had told on The Grade Cricketer podcast.
Delhi has an excellent chance of making it to the playoff stage if they win their remaining two matches against PBKS and bottom-placed Mumbai Indians.