IPL 2021: Prithvi Shaw coming early to Delhi Capitals training sessions – Pravin Amre

Written by Abhishek Patil

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Pravin Amre heaped rich praise on Prithvi Shaw, saying the young opener has carried his confidence from the success in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and that he is looking hungry to do well in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

Pravin Amre has been overseeing the Delhi Capitals training session in Mumbai. The finalists from IPL 2020 are awaiting head coach Ricky Ponting to join the rest of the side after the mandatory quarantine period.

Amre, speaking to Delhi Capitals, said Shaw has been requesting him to come to training earlier than the scheduled time to spend more time at the nets. The 21-year-old opener will be raring to seal a spot at the top of the order after having been in and out of the XI in IPL 2020.

Shaw lost his place in the India Test team after India’s defeat to Australia in the 1st of a 4-match series earlier this year. Questions were asked about his technique, but the young opener answered his critics with a record-breaking performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy. In the domestic 50-over tournament, Shaw hit 827 runs in 8 matches, leading Mumbai to the title.

“We all know he had a great Vijay Hazare Trophy. 800 runs in 8 matches. He is carrying his confidence which is what we wanted. We wanted him to be in good form. I think he himself was spending more time, he is asking me to come early at 3 o’clock, and getting more balls, hitting more balls,” Pravin Amre said.

“We are also allowing him to get a feel of it,” he added.

Delhi Capitals will be led by Rishabh Pant in IPL 2021 as the former finalists announced the India wicketkeeper-batsman as their new skipper following the shoulder injury to Shreyas Iyer. Pant has been rewarded for his consistency in the recent past as the youngster delivered match-winning performances in Australia and at home against England, leaving the cricket fraternity in awe.

Assistant coach Pravin Amre said he is looking forward to having Rishabh Pant in the mix in Mumbai as he believes it’s important for the young captain to understand the strengths and weaknesses of hsi players in the lead up to the new season.

“I will pass on my baton to head coach. We all know how well Ricky handles the team. We also want Rishabh to be there, and as a captain, he should know about the players, their current form. He must have his gut feeling to back the players,” Amre added.

Delhi Capitals will open their campaign in Mumbai on April 10 when they take on 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings.

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