Bangalore will meet Punjab in match number 60 of IPL 2022. With both sides pretty much in the race for a place in the final four, this will be an intense battle with each side not willing to give an inch to the opposition.
Ahead of the two teams’ face-off, here is what numbers suggest could happen on Friday at the Brabourne Stadium.
1. Toss Prediction
Bangalore have won 7 out of 12 tosses so far which means a 58.33 per cent toss winning rate. On the other hand, Punjab have won just 3 tosses. So clearly, Bangalore have had better luck with the tosses and are predicted to win the toss yet again.
2. Win Possibility
The two sides have met on 29 previous occasions. While Punjab have won 16 of these matches, Bangalore have tasted a win on the other 13 occasions. Having said that, in the current season it is Punjab who have struggled for consistency. While Bangalore too are yet to find top form, they have 7 wins and 5 defeats in their 12 matches in contrast to Punjab’s 5 wins and 6 defeats from 11 games. So owing to Bangalore’s better winning rate this season, predicting Bangalore to come out on top.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day based on the above-mentioned reasons is Bangalore.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the Brabourne Stadium is 52.1. Bangalore openers haven’t had a consistent string of big totals so they could struggle to cross the 50-run mark. Punjab likes to take their chances so they can score above 50 at the cost of losing a wicket or two during the powerplay overs.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score in IPL 2022 is 176.84. Meanwhile, the average second innings score is 166.69.
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