After a disappointing start to their play-offs, Delhi Capitals has a lot to contemplate before the do-or-die match on Sunday. Mumbai Indians(MI) defeated Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals(DC) by 57 runs and became the first finalist of season 13 of the IPL.
MI’s pace arsenal exposed Delhi’s deep batting order. Quick & agile Jasprit Bumrah registered his career-best T20 bowling figures. In his 4-over spell, he gave away only 14 runs and took 4 crucial wickets. He also scalped the most wickets (27) by an Indian bowler in an IPL season. Earlier, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar with 26 wickets in 2017.
For Delhi, Marcus Stoinis was the lone warrior who stood tall against a lethal MI attack. He was dismissed on 65, which is also his highest score in IPL.
Delhi has to fix its opening woes before getting knocked out of the tournament. Prithvi Shaw has become the talk of the town for his poor display of cricket this season. In his last 8 innings, Shaw has failed to even cross the 19-run mark. His scores in this period read: 19, 4, 0, 0, 7, 10, 9 and 0.
He has played 13 matches this season with only 228 runs in his bag. His over-all average is below 22 runs in the Indian Premier League.
Netizens targeting Shaw with some hilarious memes.
While DC might have lost to MI, Shreyas Iyer’s side will lock horns on November 8th with the winner of the eliminator on Friday where Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB).