The next episode of the T20 festival in India will witness Chennai up against Bangalore. Traditionally two heavyweight teams share a great rivalry and are two of the most popular franchises in the Indian Premier League. However, while Chennai have as many as four titles to their name, Bangalore are still searching for their maiden trophy.
This year though the tables seem to have turned as Chennai are struggling to put points on board and are at the last position in the table having lost all their four fixtures so far. Bangalore, on the other hand, find themselves in the top four with three wins from four games.
Prior to their face-off at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai, here is a stat-based prediction based on what all might could happen this Tuesday evening on the cricket field.
1. Toss Prediction
So far Chennai have won just one toss and lost three others in their four games. Bangalore, by contrast, have lost just one toss and won the remaining three. So Bangalore are predicted to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
As far as the overall head-to-head record is concerned, Chennai have been the dominant force with a superior 18-9 win-lose ratio against Bangalore in this rivalry. However, on current form, Bangalore look the better side with Chennai having quite a few loopholes in their team to fill. Chennai have a 0% winning percentage in this IPL season while Bangalore have a 75% winning percentage. Predicting Bangalore to win this contest.
3. Team of the Day
With a superior win percentage and with a team in the top 4 taking on the team at the bottom-most position in the table, one cannot look beyond the side placed in the top 4. The team of the day is Bangalore.
4. Powerplay score
The average powerplay score at the venue for this match in IPL 2022 until recently has been 44.3. The figure is near the average powerplay score of both Chennai and Bangalore in the competition. While Chennai have an average score of 45 inside the powerplay overs, Bangalore have an average score of 41, even though Chennai have lost more wickets on average. Predicting both Bangalore and Chennai to score over 40 runs during fielding restrictions.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at Dr DY Patil Stadium in the 6 matches (excluding Hyderabad vs Gujarat) conducted so far is 166.33. Meanwhile, the average second innings score at this venue in IPL 2022 has been 162.83.
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