Cricket match date: 08th May 2019
Cricket match time: 07:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: DC
Team B: SRH
Team A Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Team B Captain: Kane Williamson
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Cricket Match Preview:
Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at Vizag. DC were slightly unfortunate that they finished on the third spot after being consistent in the group stage. SRH, on the other hand, became the first team in the history of the IPL to reach the playoffs with just six wins in the group stage.
DC would have liked to finish within the top two spots, as that would have meant that they would have got two chances to reach the final in case the first qualifier had not gone right for them. However, Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR’s) loss meant that MI not only finished in the top two but overleapt DC to become the number one side after the group stage. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) finished at number two spot and that pushed DC to number three spot.
SRH were fortunate to reach the playoffs as they had accumulated only six wins after 14 cricket games. Normally in the history of IPL, teams have qualified with seven wins but on this occasion, the difference between the fourth team and the eighth team was just one point. SRH, after losing the services of David Warner, could not win any cricket game and lost their last two group games.
DC have also lost the services of their star performer Kagiso Rabada as he had to take care of his back issue with the upcoming World Cup in sight. But despite his absence, DC finished their group stage well by defeating Rajasthan Royals (RR) comfortably by five wickets. Their team has found the wonderful balance of experience and youth and everybody is performing their role to perfection.
While Shikhar Dhawan has been brilliant at the top of the order, skipper Shreyas Iyer has been a calming influence with his batting in this tournament. Rishabh Pant has also put his non-selection of World Cup aside and finishing games for Delhi. Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra, the old warhorse of Indian cricket, have also had a good IPL and this has resulted in DC becoming a strong side. DC will be favourites going into this game against SRH but in this match, being an eliminator, any mistake will prove to be too costly.
Cricket Match Information:
DC and SRH will take on each other in the eliminator of the IPL 2019. After the group stage, DC finished at number three spot, whereas SRH finished at number four spot. The team that will lose this cricket game will be out of the tournament, whereas the winner will take on the loser of the first qualifier in the second qualifier game.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
DC are being led by young batsman Shreyas Iyer. They have reached the playoff spot after a long time. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of DC’s playing XI:
- Shreyas Iyer
- Rishabh Pant
- Shikhar Dhawan
- S Rutherford
- Prithvi Shaw
- Colin Ingram
- Trent Boult
- Axar Patel
- Amit Mishra
- Ishant Sharma
- KMA Paul
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
SRH will be led by Kane Williamson in the eliminator. SRH have had a mixed run in this IPL but despite that, they have managed to reach the playoff spot. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Here is our prediction of SRH’s playing XI:
- Wriddhiman Saha
- Martin Guptill
- Kane Williamson
- Manish Pandey
- Yusuf Pathan
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Rashid Khan
- Mohammad Nabi
- Sandeep Sharma
- Vijay Shankar
- Khaleel Ahmed
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Khaleel Ahmed has been excellent for SRH this season. He has not let SRH feel the absence of Siddharth Kaul. His performance will be crucial for SRH’s success in the remainder of the tournament. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in the eliminator.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket game was played here in February 2019 between India and Australia. Australia won that low-scoring encounter by three wickets. Our prediction is of a score of around 150 this time around. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid.
DC will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have been very good in this tournament and finished at number three spot on the points table. Hence, our prediction is of DC’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (DC) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Khaleel Ahmed (SRH) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rishabh Pant (DC)
Delhi Capitals – 1.76
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2.00
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