Match 53 - Prediction of the game


The evening fixture of Saturday's doubleheader will see Lucknow come up against Kolkata. Lucknow have 7 wins and 3 defeats in their 10 matches and are at the second position on the points table. Whereas, Kolkata have 4 wins and 6 losses from their 10 fixtures and are languishing at the bottom half of the ladder at the 8th place.

The two teams will meet be meeting at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Here is what numbers suggest could happen in this match.

1. Toss Prediction

Lucknow have won 5 tosses and lost as many so far in IPL 2022. On the other hand, Kolkata have won six of the 10 tosses so far. So since Kolkata have a better toss winning rate, they are predicted to go by the same trend and win the toss ahead of the game.

2. Win Possibility

As this is the first season for Lucknow in IPL, there is no head-to-head record between these two sides. This means the win percentage in the current season is the only data set available to make predictions which means Lucknow will be overwhelming favourites for tomorrow's match as they have a 70 per cent winning rate.

3. Team of the Day

The Team of the Day is Lucknow who have been one of the more consistent teams in the IPL this season and seem to have more bases covered than otherwise.

4. Powerplay Score

The pitches are getting slower as the tournament is heading towards its climax. Having said that, there is always a reward for good stroke makers at the Pune pitch. Expecting both sides to score over 40 runs in the first six overs.

5. Average first innings and second innings score

173.2 is the average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022. Meanwhile, the average second innings score at this stadium is 157.3.

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