In the next episode of the daily dose of T20 entertainment from the biggest league in the world- the Indian Premier League- is the face-off between Rajasthan and Kolkata at the Brabourne Stadium. Both teams are standing on 6 points but while Rajasthan have played 5 matches and have registered 3 wins, Kolkata have played a game extra and have 3 wins and as many defeats.
As a result of the difference in their net run rate, Rajasthan are sitting in the fourth place in the points tally but Kolkata are placed in the sixth place. Prior to their scheduled clash on Monday, here is a stat-based prediction based on which turn the game might take on the cricket field.
1. Toss Prediction
Rajasthan have just 1 toss so far this season. By contrast, Kolkata have won 3 out of their 6 tosses. So predicting Kolkata to continue their impressive record with the tosses and win this toss.
2. Win Possibility
The two teams have met each other a total of 25 times and while Rajasthan have won 11 of these games, 13 times Kolkata have ended up on the winning side. One match had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled. Kolkata not only have a superior record in the head-to-head but have dominated this rivalry in recent years too. With both teams coming on the back of a defeat in their previous match and having the same number of points as of now, predicting the team with the better head to head to win this game.
3. Team of the Day
This is expected to be another thrilling encounter with both sides having their own advantages and disadvantages. However, based on the advantage Kolkata have over Rajasthan historically, that has helped pick the team of the day to be Kolkata.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the Brabourne Stadium in IPL 2022 has been 51.4. However, Kolkata have had opening woes and are likely to score less than 45 in the first six overs. However, Rajasthan have managed to take the attack to the opposition and are predicted to score more than 45 in the fielding restrictions.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue has been 192.14. Meanwhile, the average second innings score is 176.28.
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