The Indian Premier League 2022 is surely living up to the hype preceding its commencement. With two new teams and more action this year, there was a lot of excitement in the air even before the competition started. And with the way the T20 festival has gone so far, one can be convinced that it was worth the hype.
Taking the competition forward will be match number 7 of IPL 2022. The contest is set to be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings. On one hand are Chennai, the four-time champions, while on the other are Lucknow, who are making their entry into the tournament and would want to start off a great legacy.
Both sides have lost their first match respectively in IPL 2022 and ahead of their face-off, here is a stat-based prediction of what could happen in this game.
1. Toss Prediction
CSK have won just 1 out of their last five tosses. Lucknow, meanwhile, are a new team and failed to win their only toss so far. So strictly by the mathematical premise, 1/5 will give CSK a greater chance to win the toss than 0/1.
2. Win Possibility
CSK are again statistically ahead as Lucknow do not have a win against their name. Moreover, Chennai are the more experienced side and usually find a way to come back while Lucknow may take some time to get into the groove. However, the toss could play an important role in the match but keeping all variables aside, the prediction from here is that CSK will win this game.
3. Team of the Day
Can’t overlook the Men in Yellow. They somehow find a way to make it to the Playoffs except for the one season after which they came back and went on to win the title. So the team of the day is Chennai.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at this venue is 51.7. The average powerplay score so far in IPL 2022 at this venue has been 49.5. Comparing the nature of the batters expected to bat in the top 3, Lucknow could end up scoring more runs than Chennai in the powerplay. Chennai are predicted to score less than 45 whereas Lucknow could breach that number.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue in this format is 180.1. 177 is the score that was made in the first innings here in the only match played here in IPL 2022 so far. The average second innings score at this venue is 170.
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