Delhi have finally made the IPL playoffs after a long wait. They are up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator of the IPL 2019 and should back themselves against a depleted opposition that has had troubles of late.
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Eliminator
Date: 8th May 2019, 7:30 PM IST
Where: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Iyer, Pant to lead the charge for DC
Skipper Shreyas Iyer has an excellent track record against SRH. In eight games, Iyer has six 30+ scores to show. Pant scored a magnificent 128* against SRH in the last edition of IPL. The two can help the side advance further in the tournament.
SRH banking on bowlers
Khaleel Ahmed and Rashid Khan have been among the top 10 wicket-takers in this edition of IPL. Alongside, the onus will be on the likes of seasoned campaigners Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson to deliver.
Delhi Capitals Team News
Delhi Capitals can make a change or two in their overseas combination. Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram and Keemo Paul can all lose their place in the XI to Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane and Colin Munro.
However, DC are likely to give another go to young Prithvi Shaw who has struggled.
Kagiso Rabada is not available as he has flown home.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News
Yusuf Pathan and Basil Thampi are the likely candidates to face the axe for SRH.
Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma and Sandeep Sharma are all in contention for the all-important clash.
Expected Playing XIs
Delhi Capitals: Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Amit Mishra, Colin Ingram, Trent Boult, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Prithvi Shaw, Sherfane Rutherford/Sandeep Lamichhane/Colin Munro, Keemo Paul/Chris Morris
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan/Deepak Hooda/Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi/Sandeep Sharma
DC: 1, SRH: 1
Form Guide (Last 5 matches, recent first)
DC – W L W W W
SRH – L L W L L
Historically, ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium has produced belters. However, slow bowlers have found some success at the venue.
DC vs SRH Dotball Team
DC vs SRH Dream11 Prediction
We are backing Delhi batsmen to be the favourites for their track record against SRH and current form. Also including the impact players such as Pandey, Williamson, Khaleel and Rashid.
Wicket-keeper – R Pant (VC)
Batsmen – S Iyer (C), P Shaw, M Pandey, M Guptill, K Williamson
All-rounders – Axar Patel
Bowlers – A Mishra, T Boult, Rashid Khan, K Ahmed