Time for another doubleheader in the Indian Premier League on Saturday. The first of the twin clashes will see Gujarat up against Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
While both sides are currently in the top half of the points table, it is Gujarat who have been the team to beat so far and are looking down at everyone else with 7 wins from 8 matches that have taken them to the summit position at the points table.
On the other hand, Bangalore have won 5 out of their 9 matches and have lacked consistency big time with underwhelming performances in their previous two encounters.
Prior to these two teams' meet, here is a stat-based prediction of what could happen in this match.
1. Toss Prediction
Gujarat have won 5 out of their 8 tosses so far in IPL 2022. Meanwhile, Bangalore too have won 5 tosses but they have played a match more which means Gujarat have a better toss winning rate this season. So predicting Gujarat to win the toss ahead of this encounter.
2. Win Possibility
There is no head-to-head record between these two sides as this is the brand new Gujarat franchise's first season in the IPL. This means that the current form is the only statistic tool available to predict a winner for this match. While Gujarat have won 7 out of 8 matches which means an exemplary 87.5 win percentage, Bangalore have a win percentage of 55.55. Based on that stat and the way Bangalore has performed in their last two matches, predicting Gujarat to win this contest.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is Gujarat based on their consistent run in IPL 2022. Moreover, each time they have had their backs against the wall, the Hardik Pandya-led team has found a new hero that has taken them over the line.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at Brabourne in IPL 2022 has been 53.2. Having said that, Bangalore have struggled at the top and they are predicted to score less than 50 in the first six overs. Meanwhile, Gujarat have given the license to Wriddhiman Saha to go for the big shots early and it did come off during their last match so they could end up scoring over 50 runs in the powerplay overs.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue is 174.5 which includes a 68 all-out from Bangalore. Meanwhile, the average second innings score here is 163.5.
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