It’s been an incredible ride so far in the Indian Premier League (IPL). While quite a few teams have surprised with their performances, some heavyweights haven’t played as per their potential on paper. On Monday, Hyderabad and Lucknow will go head to head against each other at Dr DY Patil Sports Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
While Lucknow have a win and a defeat against their name in the two matches that they have played so far in the competition, Hyderabad received a thrashing against Rajasthan in their only game of the season yet.
Before what would be the first meeting of these two franchises in the cash-rich league, here is a stat-based prediction of how things could unfold in match number 12 of the competition.
1. Toss Prediction
Lucknow have won one toss and lost one out of the two matches that they have played so far. In contrast, Hyderabad won their only toss so far in IPL 2022. In their last five games, Hyderabad have won two tosses. So Hyderabad have won 40 per cent of the tosses (last 5 matches), in contrast to Lucknow who have a 50 per cent ratio in their only two games.
2. Win Possibility
There is no head-to-head stat available. However, going purely by the current form and the thrashing that Hyderabad received in their opening match, it could be a mountain to climb for the Orange Army against Lucknow. In addition, the KL Rahul-led team might have faced a loss in their first match but it was a tight game unlike Hyderabad who lost by 61 runs.
3. Team of the Day
Given the strength of Lucknow on paper and the glimpse of what they are capable of being evident in their most recent match, the team of the day has to be Lucknow.
4. Powerplay score
The average powerplay score at this venue has been 42.7. In IPL 2022 though, the average score inside the first six overs is 46.0. Based on the performance of both the teams and the batting order, the prediction is Lucknow will score more than 45 in the powerplay while Hyderabad would manage less than 45.
5. Average first innings and second innings scores
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022 has been 166.5. Meanwhile, the average second innings score here in IPL 2022 is 170.
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