DC vs. SRH Preview, Eliminator: It's Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Brave Delhi Capitals

VISAKHAPATNAM: It Is Now Time For The Requested Quarter, No Inch Given, No-holds Excluded Contest That Will See Or Delhi Capitals Or Sunrisers Hyderabad Keeping Their Hope Alive.

In Pitting The Third And Fourth Placed Teams In An Eliminator At The ACA-VDCA Stadium, The 12th Edition Comes Within Two Matches Of Deciding The Champion. The Winner Here On Wednesday Night Will Have Another Chance To Take A Shot At The Title When They Play Chennai Super Kings - The Loser Of Qualifier 1.


There's A Lot At Stake For The Teams If They Try To Avoid The Pitfalls That Plagued Them In The Early Stages Of The Tournament That Saw So Many Twists And Turns, With Sunrisers Hyderabad's Fate Being Decided By Mumbai Indians' Win Over KKR In Last League Match.

With Three Teams At The Top With 18 Points, Run-rate Was Crucial In Deciding The Standings. The Good Work Done By David Warner And Jonny Bairstow In Putting On Four 100-plus Partnerships Stood The Sunrisers In Good Stead As They Did Well At Home.


However, Kane Williamson And Co. Have Lost Six Of Their Away Games - Incidentally Their Only Away Win Was In Delhi, Against Delhi's Fine Run Or A Record Five Wins On The Road And Four At Home.

Warner Was By Far The Best And His 692 Aggregate Is Unlikely To Improve This Season, But He And Bairstow Are Now Unavailable For The Hyderabad Outfit, While Delhi Can Find Comfort In The Fact That The Top 12 Of The Stroke Chart Has Three Characteristics From Their Crutches - Shikhar Dhawan (486 Runs), Skipper Shreyas Iyer (442) And Rishabh Pant (401).


The Trio Has Been Peaking Nicely And Delhi Will Once Again Bank On Them For Runs Along With The Likes Of Prithvi Shaw And Colin Ingram Against An Attack That Has Been Laid Bare By Opposition Players.