The Eliminator of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be going to take place between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, May 8.
In their last encounter, Delhi had secured a comfortable five-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals whereas Hyderabad had to face a four-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Delhi have been one of the top sides in this IPL edition. Despite finishing with 18 points from their 14 matches, they could not secure a place in the top two because of their lesser net run-rate in comparison to table-toppers Mumbai and second-placed Chennai Super Kings.
Hyderabad, on the other hand, boasts a strong bowling attack with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and the spin duo from Afghanistan, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi in their playing XI. However, it is their batting which is their weak link since the departure of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow.
- The IPL 2019, Eliminator- DC vs SRH will take place at 07:30 PM IST on Wednesday, May 8.
- The match will be played at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
DC vs SRH is going to be played at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.The weather in Vizag is hot but the 7:30 PM start to the game will only help the players. The temperature will hover in the early 30s during the match. The humidity will be at its peak though and it is likely to take a toll on both teams. There is no rain in the forecast and dew might play a crucial role.
No one has a clear idea of how the pitch will behave. But it is expected to be flat as it is the first game of the season at the venue. Having said that, the surface tends to assist the spinners often and it might behave the same way in this game as well.
Delhi Capitals (DC):
Dented by the loss of Kagiso Rabada, DC have in Trent Boult the closest replacement and on his given day, the New Zealand fast bowler can be as good, if not better.
DC Team (From): Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Munro, Ankush Bains, Jagadeesha Suchith, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa.
Possible XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):
There is no injury worries in SRH camp and they are expected to play with the same team as they played against RCB.
SRH Team (from): Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan.
Possible XI: Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, DC’s Rishabh Pant is in tremendous form while SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha has also showed some good form in his recent matches. Both will be the right picks for the dream 11.
Batsmen: For DC, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer are the top picks while for SRH Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi will be featuring as all-rounders from SRH while DC will feature Chris Morris, Axar Patel as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For DC, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult are the top bowlers while for SRH, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Martin Guptill, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey (c), Kane Williamson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan.
- Captain: Manish Pandey
- Vice Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
Dream 11 pick #2:
Shikhar Dhawan, Martin Guptill (c), Shreyas Iyer (vc), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan.
- Captain: Martin Guptill
- Vice Captain: Shreyas Iyer