The wait for the first qualifier of the IPL 2022 Playoffs will get over on Tuesday. The winner of the match between the current table-toppers Lucknow and Gujarat will qualify for the final four. With the precious berth to the business end of the tournament at stake, both sides would want to give it their all and grab the two points to have a place in the top four assured.
Ahead of the face-off between the two teams who are playing their maiden season, here is a stat-based prediction of how things unfold in the match.
1. Toss Prediction
Lucknow have won 5 out of the 11 tosses so far which is a 45.45 per cent toss winning rate in the competition. Gujarat, meanwhile, have won 7 out of the 11 tosses so far which is a 63.63 per cent toss winning rate. Since Gujarat have had better luck with tosses so far, they could end up winning this toss as well.
2. Win Possibility
Both Gujarat and Lucknow have 8 wins and 3 defeats from their 11 matches. However, Lucknow are currently in the first place and Gujarat in the second owing to a better net run rate. The two teams have met each other once before earlier in the season and on that occasion Gujarat had come out on top. However, things are differently placed at the moment with Lucknow on a winning run and Gujarat having lost both their previous matches. So based on that, predicting Lucknow to win this game.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day will be Lucknow as they have looked better as the tournament has progressed especially with the inclusion of Mohsin Khan who has made their bowling attack a lot more potent along with options like Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi. Captain KL Rahul has been leading from the front with the bat.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at this venue is 43.3. However, the pitch has been great for batting and with the inclusion of Wriddhiman Saha at the top, even Gujarat seem to have found an opening combination that is working for them. For Lucknow, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock are there already with Rahul in great form. So predicting both teams to score more than 43 in the first six overs in this match.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue is 173.45 in IPL 2022. There have been a total of 11 matches played here so far and 2 more games will be played. The average second innings score at this venue is 152.18 which includes a 101 all out by Kolkata at this venue in the last match.
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