DC vs SRH, Eliminator, IPL 2019: Preview, likely XIs, head to head, stats and prediction
Kane Williamson's Sunrisers Hyderabad play Shreyas Iyer's Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator. © BCCI

The IPL 2019 Eliminator is a knockout match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

Delhi Capitals, led by Shreyas Iyer, at one stage did not look like playing this match after they topped the IPL 2019 points table and then dropped to second place, but Mumbai Indians’ late resurgence has resulted in the franchise being in the Eliminator despite having 18 points.

Sunrisers, meanwhile, are fortunate to be in the playoffs after losing four of their last five matches. Kane Williamson’s team only reached the final four after MI beat Kolkata Knight Riders, thus becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs with only 12 points.

The winner of this match will play Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday.

Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad possible teams:

DC likely XI: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 3 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Colin Ingram, 6 Axar Patel, 7 Sherfane Rutherford, 8 Ishant Sharma, 9 Keemo Paul/Sandeep Lamichhane, 10 Amit Mishra, 11 Trent Boult

SRH likely XI: 1 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Kane Williamson (capt), 5 Vijay Shankar, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Mohammad Nabi, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Khaleel Ahmed, 11 Basil Thampi

(YOUR GUIDE: Dream11 Predictions – DC vs SRH, Eliminator)

DC vs SRH HEAD TO HEAD

Matches played: 14

Won by DC: 5

Won by SRH: 9

(VIDEO: The best XI from IPL 2019)

STATISTICS

DC average score versus SRH: 154

SRH average score versus DC: 145

Most runs for DC vs SRH: 279 – Rishabh Pant

Most wickets for DC vs SRH: 8 – Chris Morris

Most runs for SRH vs DC: 258 – Kane Williamson

Most wickets for SRH vs DC: 9 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

(PREVIEW: Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals battle for a spot in Qualifier 2)

FORM GUIDE (most recent first)

DC: W L W W W

SRH: L W L L L

DC vs SRH PREDICTION

On a track expected to aid pace and also where the ball will come onto the bat nicely, Delhi’s top order of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer could make the difference. Shaw is a stroke-maker and likes pace on the ball which assists his natural ways, and the Vizag surface could be the one he has waited for all season.

Add in the threat of Trent Boult on a lively track, and his left-arm pace may prove decisive against the likes of Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill.

Delhi Capitals have surprised in IPL 2019 and this looks like being their day.