Delhi Capitals (DC) assistant coach Pravin Amre was all praises for Prithvi Shaw, the opener, and said that he was carrying his confidence from the Vijay Hazare Trophy where he smoked 800 plus runs with four centuries which included the highest score in the tournament- 227*.
Prithvi Shaw had a debacle of IPL 2020 in UAE and was benched from the last few matches in the tournament, with Marcus Stoinis opening the innings for DC with Shikhar Dhawan as they reached their maiden final in the tournament. He made just 228 runs in 13 matches with 2 half-centuries at a strike rate of 136.52.
Following this, Shaw was included in the Indian Test team for the four-Test series against Australia in Australia. But in the first Test at Adelaide, he made 0 and 4 and was dropped from the team citing confidence issues and was not included in the Indian team for the England series at home.
Prithvi Shaw Is Asking Me To Come Early At 3 O’clock, And Getting More Balls: DC Coach Pravin Amre
Amre, speaking to Delhi Capitals, said Shaw has been asking him to come to training earlier than the scheduled time to get to play more balls in 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.
“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. We are also allowing him to get a feel of it,” Pravin Amre said.
The finalists from IPL 2020 are awaiting head coach Ricky Ponting to join the rest of the side after the mandatory quarantine period.
I Am Looking Forward To Working With New Captain Rishabh Pant: Pravin Amre
After a shoulder injury ruled captain Shreyas Iyer out of the entire IPL 2021 tournament, the DC team management chose Rishabh Pant to lead the team in the tournament. Pant has been rewarded for his reliability in the recent past as he gave match-winning performances in Australia and at home against England.
Assistant coach Pravin Amre said he is looking forward to having Rishabh Pant in the mix, as he wants the first-time captain to understand the assets and flaws of his players for the upcoming tournament.
“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 play Chennai Super Kings in their first match of the IPL 2021 on April 10 in Mumbai.