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IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad Need To Take Care Of Basics – Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s spinner has said that they need to take care of the basics when they take on Delhi Capitals in the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League.

Rashid Khan and his team were victorious in Eliminator at Abu Dhabi as they beat RCB. Unlike RCB, SRH has peaked at the right time and entered the business end of the tournament on the back of three consecutive wins.

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Rashid Khan of SunRisers Hyderabad (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Rashid Khan Kept It Simple And Thanks God For Winning Eliminator

Rashid Khan has 19 wickets from 15 matches at an average of  16.73 and economy of 5.3. The average is 3rd so far, and the economy rate is least among all bowlers so far. He is 8th among the wicket-takers list which is headed by Jasprit Bumrah of Mumbai Indians. Jasprit Bumrah has 27 wickets from 14 matches averaging 13.92.

“It was tough, it was the same kind of feeling like the game against KXIP. A game which is Eliminator, and that pressure as well. Thank god we won it. Just kept it very simple for myself, just hit a good area,” Rashid told host broadcaster Star Sports after the match.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Image Credit: IPL.

“As long as I’m hitting that area, I’m good. I’ve watched my videos and analyzed that most of the time I’ve been hit when I bowl full. So I try to bowl the right areas. This wicket sometimes you get a skiddy kind of turn,” he added.

Rashid Khan has taken 74 wickets in 61 matches in IPL averaging a meagre 20.41 at an economy rate of 6.24.

Rashid Khan: Need To Do Basics Right Against Delhi Capitals

SRH now face Delhi Capitals at the same ground, and the spinner already has a plan.

“Today it wasn’t that, it was a bit slow and not skidding as much as the last time we played here. You just have to keep it simple, back of a length. We just need to do the basics right against Delhi and see what happens,” said Rashid Khan

Yuzvendra Chahal and Rashid Khan
Yuzvendra Chahal and Rashid Khan Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL

Leg Spinner Rashid Khan has played IPL since 2017 and picked more than 15 wickets each time after being bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 4 crores. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Afghanistan’s first-ever Test match, against India, in June 2018. Among spinners in IPL 2020, Yuzvendra Chahal is leading with 21 wickets in 15 games averaging 19.28.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Highlights, Twitter Reactions

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) advanced to the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2020 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in the Eliminator of the tournament at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner chose to bowl first after winning the toss. RCB managed to score 131/7 (20 overs) at the end of the first innings. In reply, SRH chased down the target in 19.4 overs after losing four wickets.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Final Points Table And Playoffs Schedule

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Highlights

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) innings

On the fourth ball of that innings, Shreevats Goswami was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj for a duck. In the late moment of the powerplay, Siraj took another wicket as he dismissed another opener and captain David Warner for 17 runs. Though the on-field umpire originally gave not out decision in that caught behind the appeal, the RCB took the review and after monitoring closely along with using the Ultra Edge system, that decision was finally changed in RCB’s favour. However, there was no clear evidence to completely support any decision.

In the ninth over, Adam Zampa dismissed Manish Pandey for 24 runs. Later, in the 12th over, Yuzvendra Chahal took the wicket of Priyam Garg (7). At that stage, SRH were struggling on 67/4.

But Kane Williamson batted superbly which helped their side to fight back. Williamson and Holder put 65 runs partnership for the unbroken fifth wicket and it helped SRH to achieve the success in that chase.

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: IPL)

In the final over, while SRH had to score 9 runs to win, pacer Navdeep Saini came to defend their total. While Williamson completed his fifty in 44 balls on the first ball of that over, Holder hit two consecutive fours on the third and fourth ball of that over after the dot ball of the second delivery of that over and guided their team to the victory.

While Williamson scored 50 not out off 44 balls (2 fours and 2 sixes), Jason Holder remained not out on 24 runs off 20 balls (3 fours).

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Run-Scorers (Orange Cap)

Scorecard:

SRH, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, SRH vs RCB

SRH, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, SRH vs RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opened for RCB but they failed to provide a good start. In the second over, Jason Holder dismissed skipper Kohli for just six runs. Holder then dismissed Padikkal for just 1 run in his next over. But then Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers handled the early pressure situation in a better way as RCB scored 32/2.

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They stretched the third wicket partnership to 41 runs before Finch was dismissed by Shahbaz Nadeem for 32 runs off 30 balls (3 fours and only six). Since then, RCB lost their wickets at regular intervals despite the hard-fought batting from AB de Villiers.

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AB de Villiers (Image Credit: IPL)

De Villiers completed his half-century in 39 balls. After scoring 56 runs off 43 balls, he was bowled by Thangarasu Natarajan in the 18th over. Apart from Finch and De Villiers, only Mohammed Siraj managed to reach the double-digit score in that innings as the lower-order batsman scored 10 not out off 7 balls (only four).

Among the SRH bowlers, Jason Holder bagged three wickets as he had the bowling figures of 4-0-25-3. Also, Thangarasu Natarajan (2/33) got two wickets and Shahbaz Nadeem (1/30) took one wicket.

Also Read: IPL 2020 – Most Wicket Takers (Purple Cap)

Scorecard:

SRH, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, SRH vs RCB

SRH, RCB, highlights, Twitter Reactions, SRH vs RCB

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Twitter Reactions

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Toss Report

In the Eliminator of the IPL 2020, David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) are facing Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

Both teams finished the league stage of the IPL 2020 with 14 points (7 wins and 7 loses) each. But due to the net run-rate difference, SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the 3rd position in the IPL 2020 points table and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in the 4th position in the same points table.

It is their third meeting in this season. While RCB won the first encounter by 10 runs, SRH won the next clash by 5 wickets.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Toss Report

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to bowl first. SRH made the only alteration in the playing XI as Sreevats Goswami replaced Wriddhiman Saha.

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David Warner (Image Credit: IPL)

Warner said, “We will bowl first. Dew could play an effect, the last couple of games say so. But the wicket will not change a lot. We are under no pressure, it already started a couple of games back. Unfortunately, Saha misses out with an injury, Goswami replaces him. The trophy means a lot for us, the owners and the fans back home.”

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli confirmed that they made four changes in the playing XI. Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali, Adam Zampa and Navdeep Saini replaced Josh Philippe, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris and Shahbaz Ahmed.

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Virat Kohli (Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI)

Kohli said, “It could go both ways, we would have bowled first. But runs on the board could prove crucial. The last game opened up completely, when you haven’t qualified, the nerves will come. It’s an exciting time, it’s been a leasure to play here.The seniors will have to take up responsibility, let the youngsters play freely. Chris Morris misses out with a quad injury, Joshua Phillipe is out as well. Aaron Finch is back, so is Adam Zampa. Saini replaces Shahbaz Ahmed”

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Playing XIs

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Shreevats Goswami (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Stats Preview

On Friday (6th November) evening, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi).

While both teams earned 14 points each at the end of the league stage of IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad finished in the third position in the points table and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in the fourth position in the same points table.

It will be their third meeting this season. In their earlier meetings in this season, while RCB won by 10 runs during the 3rd match of this season, SRH won by 5 wickets during the 52nd match of this season.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

SRH (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won

RCB (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats SRH RCB
Top run-scorers David Warner (529 runs) Devdutt Padikkal (472 runs)
Manish Pandey (380 runs) Virat Kohli (462 runs)
Jonny Bairstow (345 runs) AB de Villiers (398 runs)
Top wicket-takers Rashid Khan (19 wickets) Yuzvendra Chahal (20 wickets)
Thangarasu Natarajan (14 wickets) Chris Morris (11 wickets)
Sandeep Sharma (13 wickets) Mohammed Siraj (9 wickets)

 

Records of SRH and RCB in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
SRH 19 9 9 1 (0/1) 0
RCB 19 8 10 1 (1/0) 0

 

Records of SRH and RCB at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
SRH 4 1 2 1 (0/1) 0
RCB 5 2 3 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Rashid Khan

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i) The leg-spinner Rashid Khan has already taken 19 wickets in this season. As a SunRisers Hyderabad spinner, only Amit Mishra and Rashid Khan managed to pick up more wickets in an IPL season as both took 21 wickets in 2013 and 2018 editions respectively. With three more wickets, Rashid will create a new record for SRH in the list of most wickets as a spinner in an IPL edition.

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i) The right-handed batsman Kane Williamson has already hit 48 T20 sixes for SunRisers Hyderabad and he is two sixes away to complete 50 T20 sixes for this team. Williamson will be the third batsman to hit 50 T20 sixes for this team. David Warner (137 sixes) and Shikhar Dhawan (54 sixes) were the first two batsmen to hit 50 T20 over boundaries for this team.

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i) David Warner (195 sixes) is five sixes away to complete his 200 IPL sixes. A total of five batsmen, including two foreigners Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, have managed to hit 200 IPL sixes till the date.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 5i) Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli has already hit 297 T20 sixes. With three more sixes, Kohli will become the fourth Indian batsman to hit 300 T20 sixes. Rohit Sharma (376 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (302 sixes) were the first three Indian batsmen to manage 300 T20 sixes.

Navdeep Saini

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 6i) The Indian right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini has already taken 49 T20 wickets and he is only one wicket away to complete his 50 T20 wickets.

Aaron Finch

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview 7i) Australian cricketer Aaron Finch has scored 1973 IPL runs. He is 27 runs behind to complete his 2000 IPL runs. Finch will become the seventh Australian cricketer to score 2000 IPL runs.

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IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

In the Eliminator of the IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi). Talking about their head to head records, they are very competitive sides.

At the end of the league stage in the IPL 2020, while both teams earned 14 points (7 wins and 7 loses) each, SunRisers Hyderabad were in the third position in the points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore were in the fourth position in the same points table.

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Head-to-head records between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB)

Stats Matches SRH Won RCB Won Tied No Result
Overall 16 8 7 1 (SRH won) 0
In IPL 16 8 7 1 (SRH won) 0
Playoffs/Knock-Out Stages 1 1 0 0 0
Outside India 2 1 1 0 0
In UAE 2 1 1 0 0
At Abu Dhabi
In last 5 matches 5 2 3 0 0

 

IPL 2020

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Head To Head Records 9Match 3 (at Dubai, DSC on 21st September 2020): It was their first meeting in this season where SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to field first after winning the toss. While Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 163/5 (20 overs), SunRisers Hyderabad were bowled out for 153 runs (19.4 overs). Royal Challengers Bangalore won that match by 10 runs.

Match 52 (at Sharjah on 31st October 2020): It was their second meeting in this season where SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner again won the toss and he once again chose to field first. After Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 120/7 (20 overs), SunRisers Hyderabad chased down that target in 14.1 overs after losing five wickets. SunRisers Hyderabad won that match by 5 wickets.

 

Head to head records between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB): 1st innings vs 2nd innings

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Innings SRH Won RCB Won
1st innings 5 3
2nd innings 3 4

 

Important stats between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2020, Eliminator: SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Head To Head Records 11(Teams’ Stats)

Stats SRH (vs RCB) RCB (vs SRH)
Highest total 231/2 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 227/4 (20 overs) at Bengaluru on 12th April 2016
Lowest completed total 130/7 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 7th April 2013 113 in 19.5 overs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019
Largest victory (by runs) 118 runs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 45 runs at Bengaluru on 12th April 2016
Largest victory (by wickets) 8 wickets at Bengaluru on 13th April 2015 7 wickets at Bengaluru on 9th April 2013

 

(Top players’ stats)

Stats SRH (vs RCB) RCB (vs SRH)
Highest individual score 114 by Jonny Bairstow at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 93* by Virat Kohli at Bengaluru on 9th April 2013
Best bowling figures 4/11 by Mohammad Nabi at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 31st March 2019 3/18 by Yuzvendra Chahal at Dubai on 21st September 2020
Most runs scored 576 runs by David Warner 525 runs by Virat Kohli
Most wickets 14 wickets by Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15 wickets by Yuzvendra Chahal

 

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Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. BCCI Twitter.
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IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma Will Be Under Pressure, We’re Going To Take An Advantage – Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals (DC) will look to continue his form as his side takes on Mumbai Indians (MI) in a high-voltage Qualifier 1 of IPL 2020 on Thursday, November 5 in Dubai. There is a lot to play for as the winner of the tie gets to directly qualify to the final while the loser gets to play a knockout game- Qualifier 2 against the winners of Eliminator 1.

On the eve of Qualifier 1, Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan said Delhi Capitals would look to take advantage of the Rohit Sharma situation, saying there will be a bit of pressure on the Mumbai Indians captain who is returning from an injury lay-off as he missed four matches owing to a hamstring injury.

Rohit Sharma
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Shikhar Dhawan: Rohit Sharma Will Be Under Pressure Having Just Returned From Injury

Rohit Sharma omission raised quite a few eyebrows when he walked out for the toss for Mumbai Indians against SunRisers Hyderabad in their final league game on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma had suffered a hamstring injury and had been spending time on the sidelines as Kieron Pollard became the stand-in skipper. He was subsequently not picked for India’s tour of Australia as BCCI said it would monitor Rohit Sharma’s recovery.

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Shikhar Dhawan. Image Credit: Getty Images

Rohit Sharma made a sooner-than-expected recovery from his hamstring problems and took the field for Mumbai Indians against SRH as his chances of travelling to Australia have brightened.

However, the Mumbai Indians skipper managed just four runs from seven balls before getting caught at mid-off on Tuesday.

“Of course, Rohit is a very good player. But after having not played matches, you never know if he is in good touch. He must have recovered well, my best wishes to him. As an opposition, we have to see if he is in touch, or if he is confident. Of course, when a player returns from injury, there will be pressure and we are going to take advantage of that,” Shikhar Dhawan told the press on Wednesday.

Shikhar Dhawan has been in fine form in IPL 2020. The left-handed opener is 3rd on the batting charts with 525 runs averaging 47.72, including 2 back-to-back hundreds and 3 fifties, in 14 matches. He is the only player to score 2 consecutive tons.

Shikhar Dhawan: Relaxing Knowing Plans To Tackle Likes Of Jasprit Bumrah Having Watched Videos

Delhi Capitals have been heavily reliant on the Indian opener, as the likes of opener Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer failed. He is confident of taking on the well-oiled Mumbai Indians attack comprising of pace stalwarts Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and James Pattinson.

When asked if he has any special plans to deal with the Jasprit Bumrah-Trent Boult threat, Shikhar Dhawan said: “I am relaxing, keeping myself fresh. I have seen them enough times and watched their videos again. I already know my plans.”

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Image Credit: BCCI/IPL.

“I am looking forward to going and performing and winning the game for our team.”

Mumbai Indians emerged successful against Delhi Capitals in both the league outings having won by five wickets and nine wickets. Still, Shreyas Iyer led Delhi would want to start afresh and deliver on the big day against the defending champions, who are heading into the Qualifier on the back of a 10-wicket loss against SunRisers Hyderabad.

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IPL 2020: Final Points Table And Playoffs Schedule

Tuesday (3rd November) was the last day of the league stage of the ongoing IPL 2020. While the final points table of the IPL 2020 has been confirmed now, the IPL 2020 is now entering to the Playoffs stage of this tournament.

While the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Capitals (DC), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) earlier confirmed their places in the playoffs of this season, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) just secured their spot in the playoffs of this season on Tuesday night after the last league stage match of this tournament, where they thrashed Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets and finished in the third position in the IPL 2020 points table.

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IPL 2020: Final Points Table

Rank Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result Net Run Rate Points
Q1 MI 14 9 5 0/0 +1.107 18
Q2 DC 14 8 6 0/0 -0.109 16
Q3 SRH 14 7 7 0/0 +0.608 14
Q4 RCB 14 7 7 0/0 -0.172 14
5 KKR 14 7 7 0/0 -0.214 14
6 KXIP 14 6 8 0/0 -0.162 12
7 CSK 14 6 8 0/0 -0.455 12
8 RR 14 6 8 0/0 -0.569 12

(Q = Qualified for playoffs)

Now, each of the top four teams is at least two victories away to win the IPL 2020 trophy, which only one of these four teams can ultimately fulfil. The IPL 2020 playoffs will run similarly like the previous years of this tournament.

The top two teams in the final points table, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will start the process of the Playoffs of this tournament on 5th November 2020 when they will meet in the Qualifier 1 at Dubai. The winner of the match will qualify for the Final of this tournament. Meanwhile, the loser of this match will qualify for the Qualifier 2 of this tournament.

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On the next day (6th November), the remaining two teams of the top four teams, SunRisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on each other in the Eliminator at Abu Dhabi. The winner of the match will qualify for the Qualifier 2 of this tournament while the loser of this match will say goodbye this tournament.

The Qualifier 2 of this tournament will be organized on 8th November at Abu Dhabi, where the loser of Qualifier 1 and winner of Eliminator will meet. While the winner of this match will advance to the final of this tournament, the losing side will end their journey in this tournament.

On 10th November 2020, the winners of the Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2 will take on each other in the final of this tournament at Dubai. The winning team on this night will be finally handed the IPL 2020 crown.

IPL 2020: Top 4 teams – best records before this edition

While Mumbai Indians are holding the record of winning most of the IPL trophies (4 times), they have the good chance to stretch this record. Moreover, after Chennai Super Kings (2010 and 2011), they can be the only other team to defend the IPL title.

IPL 2020, points table, Playoffs, Playoffs Schedule
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In the meantime, SunRisers Hyderabad won their only IPL trophy in 2016, under their present captain David Warner.

Though Royal Challengers Bangalore have already played three IPL finals (2009, 2011 and 2016), they never won this IPL trophy yet. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have never played an IPL final as their best record in the IPL was finishing as the third-best team (2012 and 2019; also played semi-finals in IPL 2008 and 2009).

IPL 2020: Playoffs Schedule

(Qualifier 1)

5th November 2020: Mumbai Indians (Q1) vs Delhi Capitals (Q2) – Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) – Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs

(Eliminator)

6th November 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad (Q3) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (Q4) – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) – SunRisers Hyderabad won by 6 wickets

(Qualifier 2)

8th November 2020: Delhi Capitals (Loser of Qualifier 1) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (Winner of Eliminator) – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) – Delhi Capitals won by 17 runs

(Final)

10th November 2020: Mumbai Indians (Winner of Qualifier 1) vs Delhi Capitals (Winner of Qualifier 2) – Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai)

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IPL 2019, Eliminator: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Stats Preview

On Wednesday (8th May) night, Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will meet at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (Visakhapatnam) in the Eliminator of IPL 2019.

The winner of this match will qualify for the Qualifier 2 where they will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the same venue on Friday (10th May) night. Meanwhile, the loser of Eliminator will end their IPL 2019 journey.

At the end of the League Stage of IPL 2019, DC finished in the third position with 18 points while SRH finished in the fourth position with 12 points.

Before the crucial meeting between DC and SRH in the Eliminator of IPL 2019, let’s look at some vital stats preview of the match.

Teams’ forms in IPL 2019

Recent results (in last five matches)

DC (oldest to latest) –Won, Won, Won, Lost and Won

SRH (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Won, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats DC SRH
Top run-scorer Shikhar Dhawan (486 runs) David Warner (692 runs)
Top wicket-taker Kagiso Rabada (25 wickets) Khaleel Ahmed (17 wickets)

 

Head-to-head records between DC and SRH

Stats Matches DC won SRH won Tied/No Result
Overall 14 5 9 0/0
In IPL 14 5 9 0/0
At Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (Visakhapatnam) 1 1 0 0/0
In playoffs/knockouts
In the last 10 matches 10 5 5 0/0
In IPL 2019 2 1 1 0/0

 

 

Important stats between DC and SRH

(Teams’ stats)

Stats DC (vs SRH) SRH (vs DC)
Highest total 189/4 (19.1 overs) at Delhi on 2nd May 2017 191/1 (18.5 overs) at Delhi on 10th May 2018 & 191/4 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 19th April 2017
Lowest completed total 80 (19.1 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 4th May 2013 116 (18.5 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 14th April 2019
Largest victory (by runs) 39 runs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 14th April 2019 15 runs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 19th April 2017
Largest victory (by wickets) 7 wickets at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 12th May 2016 9 wickets at Delhi on 10th May 2018

 

(Players’ stats)

Stats DC (vs SRH) SRH (vs DC)
Highest individual score 128* by Rishabh Pant at Delhi on 10th May 2018 92* by  Shikhar Dhawan at Delhi on 10th May 2018
Best bowling figures 4/17 by JP Duminy at Visakhapatnam on 18th April 2015 3/30 by Khaleel Ahmed Hyderabad (Deccan) on 14th April 2019
Most runs scored 279 runs by Rishabh Pant 357 runs by Shikhar Dhawan
Most wickets 8 wickets by Chris Morris 9 wickets by Dale Steyn and Bhuvneshwar Kumar

 

 

Other important stats

DC

  • Leg-spinner Amit Mishra (99 wickets) needs to take one more wicket to complete his 100 T20 wickets for this Delhi franchise. He will be the first bowler for this Delhi franchise to take 100 T20 wickets.
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  • Also, Amit Mishra (95 wickets) is five wickets away to become the first bowler to take 100 IPL wickets for this Delhi franchise.
  • Amit Mishra (245 wickets) will complete his 250 T20 wickets after taking five more wickets.
  • Shikhar Dhawan (486 runs) is 14 runs away and Shreyas Iyer (442 runs) is 58 runs away to complete their 500 runs in IPL 2019. Till the date, only two batsmen have scored 500 or more runs for this Delhi franchise in an IPL season. The top two record holders are Rishabh Pant (684 runs in IPL 2018) and Gautam Gambhir (534 runs in IPL 2008).
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Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer

 

SRH

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play his 86th IPL match for SRH. He will be the most-capped IPL player for SRH as he will surpass their former cricketer Shikhar Dhawan who played 85 IPL matches for this side.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Image Credit: IPL)
  • The left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has picked up 17 wickets in IPL 2019. With one more wicket, Khaleel Ahmed will become the most wicket-taker for SRH in an IPL season as a left-arm bowler. Another left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman also bagged 17 wickets in IPL 2016.
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  • Kane Williamson (44 sixes) is six sixes away to complete his 50 IPL sixes for the Hyderabad franchise. Only David Warner (123 sixes) and Shikhar Dhawan (49 sixes) are ahead of Kane Williamson in the most IPL sixes list for SRH.
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