Kolkata and Delhi will be up against each other at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday to start off yet another doubleheader in the Indian Premier League. While Kolkata are currently at the top of the points table with three wins from four matches, Delhi have got more things wrong than otherwise and are currently sitting at the seventh position in the points table with 2 points from 3 matches.
Before the face-off of these two sides, here is a prediction of how the action could unfold in match number 19 of the fifteenth season of the T20 tournament.
1. Toss Prediction
Kolkata have won 3 out of the 4 tosses so far in IPL 2022. This means they have 75 per cent of the tosses this season. On the other hand, Delhi have won 2 out of 3 tosses which is a 66.66 winning per cent. So predicting Kolkata to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
The two sides have met each other a total of 28 times. While Kolkata have won 16 of these matches, Delhi have tasted victory in the other 12 games which includes a Super Over win. However, the recent record is stacked in favour of Kolkata. In IPL 2021, for instance, the teams clashed thrice and while Delhi won the first meeting last year, Kolkata won on the other two occasions including the Playoffs. This year too they have had a record start to the season. So the prediction from here is- Kolkata will win.
3. Team of the Day
With a better record against Delhi in recent years and a position at the top of the table to boast of currently in IPL 2022, the pick for the team of the Day is Kolkata.
4. Powerplay score
The average powerplay score at the Brabourne Stadium in IPL 2022 has been 54.3. Keeping that in mind and the top order of Delhi with Prithvi Shaw showing what he is capable of in the last match, Delhi will score above 50 runs in the first six overs. However, Kolkata haven’t yet found an opening combination that is getting them off to flying starts. They are predicted to score less than 50 runs in the first six overs.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022 is 189. The average second innings score, by contrast, is 176.5.
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