Kolkata and Rajasthan will face off in match number 47 of the Indian Premier League on Monday. Both teams are on contrasting sides of the points table in this tournament. While Rajasthan have been one of the more consistent teams this year, Kolkata have failed to live up to their potential so far. Having said that both teams are coming on the back of a loss in their previous match which could make this battle an exciting one as things could change very quickly in this format.
Ahead of their face-off, here is a stat-based prediction of how things could unfold in this match.
1. Toss Prediction
Kolkata have won 5 out of their 9 tosses. On the other hand, Rajasthan have won only 1 toss so far in IPL 2022. So considering Kolkata have had better luck with the tosses, they should win the toss in this game.
2. Win Possibility
The overall head-to-head record gives Kolkata a slight advantage. The two teams have met a total of 26 times with Kolkata winning 13 of these matches and Rajasthan emerging victorious on 12 occasions with one match ending without a result. However, there is a vast difference in the current form of both the teams with Rajasthan sitting at the second place of the points table with 6 wins and 3 losses and Kolkata languishing at the 8th position with 3 wins and 6 defeats from their 9 matches. Predicting Rajasthan to come out on top on this occasion.
3. Team of the Day
Owing to Rajasthan’s better performances in the current season, the team of the day is Rajasthan. The Men in Pink have been one of the better bowling units in the tournament which is the reason they are ahead in the race to the Playoffs.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2022 is 43.3. Rajasthan are expected to score more than 40 in the first six overs, given the kind of form Jos Buttler has shown at the top of the order. However, Kolkata might struggle against Rajasthan’s bowling.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
169.72 is the average first innings score at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in IPL 2022. Meanwhile, the average second innings score at this venue in the ongoing season of the tournament is 164.27.
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