DC vs SRH Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of IPL 2019 Eliminator match at Vizag.
We are done with the group stage formalities. It’s time for players to elevate their performances and take the outright responsibility of guiding their sides to a win here. And perhaps there can be no better time to show fortitude and put on a brave front then in the eliminator between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Such is the format of the Indian Premier League that the third and fourth ranked teams from the group stage get just the solitary chance to stake their claim for a berth in the final. DC vs SRH is a must win encounter for either side, one they can’t afford to slip up in if they want to keep their dream alive of going the distance in IPL 2019.
With such a humongous prize at offering, expect this encounter to be a riveting one. Raucous and rapturous performances will be lined up from ball one to last with staggering displays set to make this a real cracker of a match. It’ll be a high scoring encounter on a pitch where the batsmen will like opening their arms and showing intent to hit the ball all over the park.
DC vs SRH – What numbers suggest?
As far as the overall record between the two franchisees go, Sunrisers Hyderabad have enjoyed the greener side of the results with the 9 wins to their name. In the 14 matches the two have met in, Capitals have emerged winners on just the 5 occasions. Earlier when these two sides had met in the league, both had one win each in their kitty.
DC vs SRH – Key battles
Amit Mishra vs Kane Williamson
This season has by no stretch of imagination been one we had envisioned the mercurial batsmen to have. After having stamped his authority in IPL 2018, Williamson suffered a massive setback due to a recurring injury that kept him out for half of his side’s group stages.
Now fully fit, Williamson has found it tough to settle into his groove and get going. Been decisive with his decision making as a leader, it’s his show with the bat that’s costing a side who are already way too paper thin in the middle-order.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 7, 2019
However, Williamson is someone who loves performing under immense pressure. Come the eliminator, he’ll be looking to become the mainstay of his side and put on a foundation for the rest of the batsmen to revolve around. He’ll face a tricky time against Amit Mishra though who is known to persist with the wrong delivery, one that will shape into Williamson rather than away from him.
Rishabh Pant vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Two players from whom plenty was billed but the performances haven’t lived up to expectations. While both have shown glimpse of their expansive skill set in patches, they have failed to hit the consistency that was accorded from their franchisees.
During this all important knockout encounter, both will know they need to step up and showcase to the world why they are regarded as one of the finest players currently in the arena. Pant is coming off a 50 against Rajasthan and he has a form away from home that has seen him come up with the runs for his side.
If Pant manages to hang around till the death overs, he’ll face Bhuvneshwar who’ll be looking to show his guile and trickery and relentlessly keep peppering Pant with some absolute rippers. It all depends on if Pant can get after him or not which will enable Delhi to end their innings with a flourish.
DC vs SRH Match Prediction
Both the sides have the same issues that have been a bone of contention for them this season. The middle-order has failed to step up and showcase its strength at crucial junctures wit individual stalwarts at the top of the order guiding the franchisees towards the framework of success on a repeated basis.
What does give Delhi the edge here is that they posses in their artillery a bowling order that can function well in unison to deliver a deadly performance. SRH rely too much on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan to come good and if Delhi can negotiate these 8 overs, they’ll find it an easy proposition to control the innings.