The focus will shift towards the bottom of the table in IPL 2022 on Saturday. It’s going to be another doubleheader in the T20 tournament and the first match of the day is set to be played between Chennai and Hyderabad.
While it is unfamiliar territory for Chennai as they have usually have at least one win against their name after 3 games, they are also known for comebacks and it would be interesting to see how the Men in Yellow go ahead in their campaign under their new captain Ravindra Jadeja.
Hyderabad too are winless in the competition so far and would want to register a win against defending champions Chennai that would give them a confidence booster and send a strong message to the other teams.
Before the high-voltage encounter, here is a stat-based prediction of how things could unfold in match number 17 of the 15th edition of the cash-rich league.
1. Toss Prediction
Taking only IPL 2022 stats into consideration, Chennai have won just 1 out of the 3 tosses so far which means a 33.33 per cent toss winning percentage. In contrast, Hyderabad have won both the tosses so far and have a 100 per cent toss winning per centage in IPL 2022. So the prediction, going by numbers is that Hyderabad will win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
Chennai have traditionally enjoyed an advantage in the rivalry against Hyderabad. Overall, the sides have met each other 16 times with Chennai winning 12 of these matches and Hyderabad emerging as the winner in only 4 of these fixtures. Last year, Chennai won both the match against Hyderabad. In fact, in the last four fixtures between these two teams, Chennai have won three. So predicting Chennai to win this one.
3. Team of the Day
When a team has a dominating record as much as Chennai has over Hyderabad, it is difficult to choose to pick a team other than them. So the team of the Day is Chennai.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at Dr DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai in IPL 2022 has been 44.3. While Chennai opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has struggled so far, backing them to score over 40 in six overs with Robin Uthappa looking in good nick and Moeen Ali slotted in at number 3. Hyderabad haven’t found a combination that works, predicting they will score less than 40 in the first six overs.
5. Average first innings and second inning score
The average first innings score in IPL 2022 at this venue has been 173.8. Meanwhile, the average second innings score at this venue this season is 164.4.
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