After Mumbai Indians registered a comprehensive victory over Chennai Super Kings to march into the final of IPL 2019 on Tuesday, Wednesday's Eliminator will see the Delhi Capitals taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Visakhapatnam in a do-or-die clash. The losing team will get knocked out of the tournament whereas the winning team will have to prove their mettle once more against Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 on Friday to stake their claim on a finale berth.
This has been a tremendous season for the Delhi franchise. They qualified for the playoffs for the first time in seven years and that has been mainly possible due to the superb performances of their young brigade. All of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw and Kagiso Rabada among others, have come up with exceptional performances match-after-match. Couple that with the mature performances of seasoned campaigners like Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra among others and you will get to see a balance which has never existed in this Delhi side during the previous years. There have stumbled a couple of times in easy run chases though and that's an area they should address.
The Sunrisers on the other hand have qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive year. They were the runners-up in the previous edition and would like to make it all the way this season. But things haven't been easy for them especially after David Warner and Jonny Bairstow departed for World Cup