Delhi Capitals would consider themselves unlucky to be playing the Eliminator of IPL 2019despite pocketing 18 points, while Sunrisers Hyderabad, with 12 points, have been extremely lucky to find a place in the playoffs.

But, what’s done is done and both the captains – Shreyas Iyer and Kane Williamson – know that they are merely in the quarter-finals stage of IPL 2019 and waiting the winner is a formidable opposition in Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2.

With Vishakapatnam hosting the Eliminator, SRH should have had the home advantage, but it is DC who would be licking their chops. For one, they have been phenomenal away from their home of the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi were the sluggish track has not really been favourable to their free flowing batters. On the other hand, SRH, playing their league games in the Hyderabad, has helped the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, which might not be the case at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

Both teams are without their in-form players of the tournament with the league’s leading wicket-taker Kagiso Rabada ruled out for the reminder of the tournament and for SRH, there is no David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, and without them they have really struggled. But, that makes for an even battle between the two teams.