The first eliminator – Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – is the first match to be played at Visakhapatnam this year and it will decide which team will take on Chennai Super Kings for a place in the final. Delhi has been a consistent performer this year, however, the same cannot be said about Hyderabad as they have had their ups and downs this season. Having said that, it’s all in the past and what matters is today’s match for the two teams. A loss for Iyer’s men will undo all the hard work, while a win for Williamson XI can change everything.
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Delhi Capitals rue the absence of their premier pacer Kagiso Rabada who has been called back by Cricket South Africa following complains of back pain.
The previous meeting’s heroes for SRH, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner are no longer available and they have to turn to the likes of Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill. The replacements have fared well until now and their contributions will be crucial for Willaimson’s men tonight.
Here are the playing XIs for the two teams:
- Prithvi Shaw
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Shreyas Iyer (capt)
- Rishabh Pant (wk)
- Colin Ingram
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Axar Patel
- Chris Morris
- Amit Mishra
- Trent Boult
- Ishant Sharma
- Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
- Martin Guptill
- Manish Pandey
- Kane Williamson (capt)
- Vijay Shankar
- Yusuf Pathan
- Mohammad Nabi
- Rashid Khan
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Khaleel Ahmed
- Siddarth Kaul
Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss
Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).
Weather Conditions: There are no chances of rain tonight.
What’s on Twitter?
Who will make your XI?
Who will be the 11 tigers playing in the Eliminator? 🤔
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 8, 2019
SRH will be hoping for a similar performance like they did in the previous meeting.
This is it #OrangeArmy. Time to Rise stronger than ever as we face Delhi Capitals in the #VIVOIPL2019 eliminator. #SRHvDC #Eliminator #RiseWithUs
#SunRisers #SunRisersHyderabad#SRH #Risers #Playoffs #Hyderabad #Cricket #IPL #IPL2019 #VIVOIPL #Vizag pic.twitter.com/uldznFdzLc
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 8, 2019
Time to pick the team to root for tonight.
— Sangita Jindal (@SangitaSJindal) May 8, 2019
Who will win tonight and face CSK in the second eliminator? Let us know your pick.