Bangalore and Gujarat will face off in match number 67 of the Indian Premier League on Thursday. While Gujarat have confirmed their place in Qualifier 1, having secured 20 points with 10 wins in 13 fixtures, for Bangalore it has all come down to this. Only a win in this match against the table-toppers will be their best bet to enter the final four.
In case, Bangalore lose this match they will have to depend on other results for them to reach the business end of the tournament after being stuck at 14 points. Gujarat too won’t be looking to lose the winning momentum heading into the Playoff fixtures which makes this a crucial clash.
Ahead of the two teams’ high-voltage encounter, here is a stat-based prediction of what could happen in this fixture.
1. Toss Prediction
Bangalore have won 8 out of the 13 tosses so far in IPL 2022. Meanwhile, Gujarat too have won 8 out of the 13 tosses. Having said that, Gujarat have won 3 out of the last 5 tosses while Bangalore have won 4 out of the last 5 tosses. So predicting Bangalore to win the toss ahead of this match.
2. Win Possibility
The two teams have met each other only once before and on that occasion, which was earlier in the season, Gujarat had ended up beating Bangalore by 6 wickets. In general too, Gujarat have been the team to beat so far and have an exemplary 76.92 win percentage which is way better than Bangalore’s 53.84. So based on these stats, predicting Gujarat to win this game.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is Gujarat – a team that wasn’t backed by many to reach this stage before the tournament started. However, they ended up surprising everyone with their performances and had a different match-winner for different occasions which is the reason they have been hard to beat.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2022 has been 41.6. Both sides are expected to score more than 42 with the kind of pitches that have been on offer at this venue in the last few matches. Bangalore have had concerns with Virat Kohli not being in top form but who knows perhaps a high-stake game such as this might bring out the best from the master batter.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
167.66 is the average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022. Meanwhile, the average second innings score is 161.05. However, in the last game here 190 was breached in both the innings.
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