Vizag will host the mouth-watering clash between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator. Delhi Capitals would like to move ahead in the tournament towards the cup. With the change in name and personnel this year, Delhi Capitals couldn’t have asked for more better results. They qualified for playoffs after 2012. Both the teams have won a match apiece this season. Read on the IPL prediction and tips for the match here.
As we near the end of the season for IPL, we can analyze that the matches have been close. Top teams in the table are separated by just the net run-rate and bottom five teams by just one win. All the things went Sunrisers way and they ended in the top four in the points table. It would be an interesting match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Vizag on 8 May.
IPL Prediction Performance Check
Delhi Capitals would be happy to play at Vizag which offers one of the flat pitches in the country. They won their last match against Rajasthan Royals quite comfortably. Rishabh Pant led the team to victory on the pitch which was turning. The team has done pretty well on batting pitches in this season of IPL.
Their batting line-up comprises of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Colin Ingram, and Rishabh Pant who like the ball coming on to their bat. Shikhar Dhawan is the highest run-scorer for Delhi and he has been supported by other batsmen at regular intervals. Shreyas and Pant have played good knock for the team and at the point, they have taken the team to victory. Prithvi and Ingram are no in the best of their form and yet they will be given another chance in the eliminator.
Spinners would keep their place intact in the playing eleven with the pitch having something for the spinners. Chris Morris might be back in the side in place of Keemo Paul. He is an experienced player and would add value to the team.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is the lucky ones to qualify for the playoffs instead of losing their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. They ended up winning just six matches of the 14 matches in the tournament. It shows how tough the competition was in this season of IPL.
The team needs to play the strong side of Delhi Capitals without their opening pair of David Warner and Jhonny Bairstow. Kane Williamson needs to take the call and head the team to a better total. He was in prime form in the previous season and took the team to the finals. He played a good knock in the previous match and hope he returns back to old form.
They have a fragile batting line-up and expect a lot from players like Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, and Mohammad Nabi. Manish Pandey is the only exception who has worked a bit for the franchise. Vijay Shankar and Yusuf Pathan have not proved yet with the bat. Maybe Deepak Hooda gets the chance in place of Pathan.
The bowling attack of the side has got back to old days with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, and Nabi bowling tight overs and getting wickets at regular intervals.
All in all, it is a strong side with a strong bowling attack but a weak batting unit. If they get this part right, then it won’t be easy for the opponents to stop them.
Head to Head Tipster
Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 14 matches against each other with the scoreline of 5-9. Both teams have won a game in this season of IPL. Sunrisers have won three games out of the last four matches against Delhi.
IPL Prediction Playing XI Delhi Capitals: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
IPL Prediction Playing XI Sunrisers Hyderabad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
The game is going to be played at Visakhapatnam. The weather is expected to be humid. It is a good batting surface and it would be the first match of IPL 2019. We hope for an exciting pitch for this level of the game. Previously the games have been spin-friendly.
Toss Prediction Tips
It is a good pitch at Vizag and the team winning the toss might like to bat first. Chasing is the best thing to do in pressure games. Also, the ball might start turning as the game progresses.
IPL Prediction & Tips
Delhi Capitals are in pretty good form and have been in the top half of the table for quite a long time. Sunrisers Hyderabad is unstable because of their batting line-up. Sunrisers have much more experience of playing such level of games. Delhi cannot be taken lightly. We expect an interesting clash between the two teams. Back Sunrisers Hyderabad to win this match.