What a blockbuster of a tournament fans are witnessing this year. With two new teams added to the mix in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the competition has increased and no side can be taken lightly. What’s interesting is that the most successful sides in the history of the competition- Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings- have found it hard this year while a few other franchises seem to have punched above their weight.
On Wednesday, the IPL is set to witness another thrilling game as Delhi Capitals will take on Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Notably, the match was scheduled to happen at the MCA Stadium in Pune but will now be played at Brabourne after Delhi squad reported a few COVID-19 cases including all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. Prior to their face-off, here is what numbers suggest could happen in this fixture.
1. Toss Prediction
Delhi have won the toss thrice out of their five matches in IPL 2022. On the other hand, Punjab have won just one toss in their six games. So predicting Delhi to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
The two sides have met each other a total of 28 times. While Punjab have won 15 of these matches, Delhi have won the remaining 13. This year too Punjab have had a better win ratio (3/6) than Delhi (2/5) and so based on that stat, backing Punjab to win this contest.
3. Team of the Day
The pick for the Team of the Day is Punjab owing to the superior head-to-head advantage as well as their better ranking (7th) on the points table than Delhi (8th). Moreover, with Delhi being hit by COVID-19, there could be a sense of apprehension which might prevent them from playing their top-game.
4. Powerplay score
The average powerplay score at this venue so far in IPL 2022 has been 52.2. With Mayank set to return at the top of the order and Delhi’s top-order already looking in great nick, expecting both teams to score above 50 in the powerplay.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022 is 195.25. Meanwhile, the average second innings score here is 180.5.
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