Bangalore and Rajasthan will face off in match number 39 of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. While Bangalore are in the fifth place on the points table with 5 wins and 3 defeats from 8 matches, Rajasthan have been one of the more consistent units this season and are in the third place with 5 wins and a couple of losses from 7 games.
Prior to what could be another enthralling encounter at the Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune, here is what numbers suggest could happen in this fixture.
1. Toss Prediction
Bangalore have won 4 and lost 4 of their 8 tosses which means a 50 per cent toss winning rate. On the other hand, Rajasthan have won just 1 out of their 7 tosses, giving them a 14.28 per cent toss winning rate which is far less compared to Bangalore. So predicting Bangalore to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
Both these teams have met each other a total of 25 times in the IPL. While Bangalore have won 13 of these fixtures, 10 have been won by Rajasthan. 2 have ended without any result. Although Bangalore have the head-to-head advantage and even managed to win their most recent meet earlier in the season, things have changed since then and Bangalore are coming on the back of 68 all out against Hyderabad in contrast to Rajasthan who scored 222/2 in their last match and won. Rajasthan are even ranked higher on the table and based on these two aspects, predicting Rajasthan to win this match.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is Rajasthan Royals who seem to have more bases covered than otherwise. More importantly, Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal have been in dream form for them with the bat and ball respectively.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at this venue in IPL 2022 has been close to 41. But given the kind of form Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal showed in the previous game, they could easily go past 45 in the first six overs. Bangalore, on the other hand, has had concerns in the top order and may not be able to cross the 45-run mark while the fielding restrictions are on with Faf du Plessis being the only one with some big runs under their belt.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at the Maharashtra Cricket Association in IPL 2022 is 176.66. Meanwhile, the average second innings score here in this edition of the T20 tournament is 162.66.
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