The next match of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League will bring Mumbai Indians up against Punjab Kings. Traditionally, Mumbai Indians are regarded as one of the most successful franchises in the tournament, having won the title five times. On the other hand, Punjab Kings haven’t been able to lift the title even once despite participating in all the seasons.
So far, Punjab and Mumbai have locked horns a total of 28 times and Punjab has won 13 games. Mumbai have been slightly better than Punjab and managed to win 15 encounters. However, the current season has brought a lot of unexpected results, and Mumbai, amongst the bottom two teams in the points table, is one of them. The Blue and Gold Brigade are yet to win a single match in the tournament and have lost all four games till now. Meanwhile, Punjab has done reasonably well as they won two out of four games and are currently placed at 7th position in the points table.
Prior to the highly anticipated clash at MCA Stadium in Pune, here is a stat-based prediction based on what all might could happen this Tuesday evening on the cricket field.
1. Toss Prediction:
Mumbai have won the toss in three games out of six last played matches, and end up winning two games. While Punjab won the toss in two games out of the last six played and won both the games. With the past record taking the last six games into consideration, Punjab seems to have an edge in winning the toss and later the game as well. Prediction for the upcoming match is that Punjab will win this toss.
2. Win Possibility:
Considering both teams’ current form, Punjab Kings have the edge over five-time champions Mumbai Indians. Regarding stats, Punjab Kings have a 50 per cent track record of winning the matches this season, whereas Mumbai Indians have a zero percentage of track record in the ongoing season. Based on form in the season, Punjab is predicted to win the game.
3. Team of the day:
Looking at the team’s performance in an ongoing season, Punjab Kings will end the day as Team of The Day.
4. Average powerplay score:
The average powerplay score at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune has been 46.58. Considering Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma’s form, Mumbai Indians might score around 45 in the powerplay. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings will be eager to maintain their grip in the match and are expected to score above 40 in powerplays.
5. Average first innings and second innings score:
This venue’s average first innings score in IPL 2022 has been 190.5. The average second innings score at this venue this season is 153.
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