Punjab and Delhi will lock horns at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on Monday. Both the teams are alive in the race to the Playoffs and have 6 wins and 6 defeats after their 12 matches.
The side winning this game will have the chance to reach 16 points- which is what every side would be aiming for since that means they have their destiny in their own hands to an extent. However, the side that loses this fixture will be able to reach a maximum of 14 points and that will leave them depending on the result of other games.
Ahead of this high-stakes encounter, have a look at what the numbers predict could happen in this face-off.
1. Toss Prediction
Punjab haven’t had great luck with the tosses as they have won just 3 tosses, so predicting Delhi to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
The overall head-to-head record reveals that the two teams have faced each other on a total of 29 occasions. While Punjab have emerged victorious in 15 of these, Delhi have won the remaining 14. This suggests that it has been a very intense rivalry. Even in this season, both teams have a 50 per cent winning rate. So in this case, the only differentiator is the reverse fixture earlier in the season where Delhi emerged victorious by 9 wickets. Going by the recent record, Delhi to win.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is Delhi who beat Punjab in the reverse fixture and are currently at the 5th position on the points table, in contrast to Punjab’s 7th owing to a better net run rate.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at DY Patil is around 45. Delhi have been struggling with their opening pair off late with Prithvi Shaw being ruled out. They could end up with less than 45 in the first six overs. However, Punjab have only played in one gear throughout and they should be able to cross the 45-run mark even if they lose a couple of wickets.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022 is 169.16. Similarly, the average second innings total here is 161.38. There have been a total of 18 games that have been played here so far in the tournament.
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