Explained: IPL Qualifiers and EliminatorCricket enthusiasts gear up for the edge-of-seat encounters as Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 has reached its business end with table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad facing two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Tuesday.
Why IPL Qualifier?
The cash-rich league is set to host two qualifiers, through which two teams will qualify for the final, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 27.
IPL Qualifier 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings
At the playoffs stage of the IPL, top four teams clash in three matches ahead of the season finale. The top two teams vie for a final berth in the Qualifier 1 as the winning team gets direct entry to the final, while the losing team gets another chance when they face the winner of the Eliminator match in the Qualifier 2.
IPL Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Rider vs Rajasthan Royals
Following the Qualifier 1, third and fourth placed teams Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will clash in the IPL Eliminator at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Wednesday.
IPL Qualifier 2
The winner of the IPL Eliminator match will face the loser of Qualifier 1 between Sunrisers and Chennai Super Kings in the second Qualifier -- also to be held at Kolkata -- which will decide the second entrant of the final.
Everything you need to know about IPL Qualifiers, teams and venues
Even though Delhi Daredevils closed the doors for Mumbai Indians on Sunday, the spectators at the Wankhede Stadium will be at the edge of the seat when two former champions table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad and second-placed Chennai Super Kings clash in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Qualifier 1 on Tuesday. (Read Full Preview)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: May 22 and 07:00 PM IST
IPL Qualifier 1 Teams (From):
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanish Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshtiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Narayan Jagadeesan, David Willy
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C ), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan
Which four teams have qualified for the playoffs of 2018 IPL?
Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have been qualified for the IPL 2018 playoffs.
When and where to watch IPL 2018 Qualifier 1 Cricket Match Live Streaming Online free on Hotstar and TV?
Here you can find all the details and information as to when and where you can watch the IPL Qualifier 2018 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings live streaming online on Hotstar and broadcast on Star Sports Network.