Delhi Capitals have so far been one of the best teams to watch in IPL 2020. It is no surprise that DC seem to be the favourites to win their maiden title this year.
The Shreyas Iyer-led DC side is currently at the top of the points table with four wins and just one loss in their first five matches.
The team seems to have a good balance and they have shown it in the games that they have played so far. The batting seems to be doing well, with the skipper Shreyas Iyer leading the team with some impressive knocks, and opener Prithvi Shaw joining in as well with two half-centuries. The two batsmen are among the list of Top-5 run-scorers in IPL 2020 so far.
Their emphatic victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday was such that they posted their highest total ever against the Virat Kohli-led side 196 runs, and also managed to win by the largest margin against them by 59 runs. With the win, DC went to the top of the points table.
Shaw gave DC a perfect start
Opener Prithvi Shaw played a key role at the top with a brisk 42 runs off 23 balls and gave them the perfect start on Monday.
“I think I would have carried on after the powerplay, but unfortunately I lofted it. However, it’s just a game and I think this has become history now, so I’ll leave this over here itself and concentrate on the next game,” said Shaw after the match.
The 20-year-old stitched another solid 68-run opening partnership with the experienced Shikhar Dhawan which helped the team post a competitive 196/4 against Virat Kohli-led RCB.
“Yeah definitely, I think this is the momentum we have to carry throughout this tournament and this is the start we all wanted, especially in the powerplay, without giving any wicket away. In the first six overs, we scored 63, I think, which is a good start and then we give advantage to the middle and lower order,” said Shaw.
Speaking on the overall team performance, the 20-year old opener feels everything is going according to plan.
“I think it’s a very good start, a very positive start to this tournament and we have to carry this momentum. Everything is going perfect, you know, the batting, bowling – skills-wise we are going in the right direction, so really happy for the team,” the youngster Shaw said.