IPL 2019 Eliminator: A little sneak peek before the match between DC and SRH
Third-placed Delhi Capitals and fourth-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will clash in the Eliminator – the second of the VIVO IPL 2019 Playoff matches.
The Delhi Capitals have broken a string of poor seasons by qualifying for the playoffs; the last time they progressed past the regular league stage was in 2012. This time around, under Shreyas Iyer, they have consistently played good cricket – particularly in the second half of the league season. DC had won only two of their first five matches, but have since then piled on seven wins in their next nine matches.
The Sunrisers have blown hot and cold this season; they won three, lost three, won two, lost two, and come into the playoffs at the back of two defeats – one of them in a Super Over against the Mumbai Indians. The Sunrisers became the first side in the history of the IPL to sneak into the playoffs with just 12 points. It was the big wins they notched up earlier in the season – by 118 runs v RCB, with 5 overs to spare against KKR and by 45 runs against KXIP – that came to their rescue.
The key players of both the teams have returned to their native places. Kagiso Rabada of DC faced an injury due to which he had to return back to South Africa. On the other hand, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow too have returned back for World Cup training.
Key Players in both the teams to lookout for
- Shreyas Iyer
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Sherfane Rutherford
- Ishant Sharma
- Rishabh Pant
- Rashid Khan
- Manish Pandey
- Kane Williamson