IPL 2018, DD vs CSK: 5 players to watch out for

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw

As the 55th match of the IPL 11 takes us back to Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi the Chennai Super Kings who already assured a playoff berth will lock horns ag against this year's laggards, the Delhi Daredevils on Friday.

Having already qualified to the knock-out phase, the MS Dhoni-led team will now focus on finishing at top two to avail themselves a second opportunity in the playoffs.

On the other hand, nothing has gone right for Delhi Daredevils this season except the performances of youngsters and Trent Boult. Having already eliminated, Delhi will now be eager to come up with a performance that can provide them some consolation after a wretched season.

With one team eying an extra chance in playoffs and the other fighting for a wooden spoon, let us take a look at five players who are likely to play pivotal roles in this clash:

#5 Prithvi Shaw

The skipper of India's 2018 U-19 winning team, Prithvi Shaw, was only included in Delhi's playing XI in their sixth fixture of the season. But the 18-year-old has made the entire cricketing world sit and take notice of his incredible batting skills within the limited chances he got.

Prithvi's classy innings of 62 and 47 were instrumental in Delhi's last two victories against KKR and RR respectively. The temperament Shaw showed against Mitchell Johnson in their match against KKR showed the cricketing world that he is all ready to represent India at the highest level.

The Mumbai lad has thus far scored 216 runs in 7 innings at an average of 30.86 and a staggering strike rate of 160.

With Delhi playing a dead rubber, expect Prithvi Shaw to unveil all the shots in his arsenal.

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Edited by Amar Anand
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