IPL 2022: "I can’t figure out how to set the field for Prithvi Shaw" - says Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders went on face to face against Delhi Capitals in their 5th match of this ongoing tournament. If we take a look at the match, batting first, Delhi Capitals posted a huge total of 215 runs on the board.
Prithvi Shaw and David Warner provided an exceptional start for their side and built a 93 runs partnership before the right-handed batter has been cleaned by Varun Chakravarthy for 51 runs.
David Warner and Rishabh Pant scored 61 and 27 runs in the top order. In the end, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur took the charge and remianed unbeaten on 22 and 29 runs respectively.
With a huge score on the board, Kolkata Knight Riders didn't get the expected start as both the openers returned to the dressing room with decent numbers. However, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana tried their best in the middle and scored 54 and 30 runs respectively.
I tried to restrict the momentum that they got: Shreyas Iyer
Kolkata Knight Riders failed to chase the mammoth total posted by Delhi Capitals and were bowled out for 171 runs at the end. It was their second defeat in this season and will be looking to make a strong comeback against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their upcoming encounter.
However, after the end of the match, Shreyas Iyer revealed that he was clueless when Prithvi Shaw took over his bowlers all around the park. "Prithvi Shaw is a type of batsman who can change the game in the powerplay.
I’ve played with him before, obviously. He hits the good shots and even as a captain, I can’t figure out how to set the field for him," Shreyas Iyer was quoted as saying by CricTracker.
"Prithvi is someone who doesn’t go really big against spinners. Since he got a really good start, I tried to restrict the momentum that they got.
I thought Varun and Sunil are really experienced bowlers, and they could have restricted at that point of time and give us a good hold," he added.