It's another battle between two north Indian franchises. Delhi will take on Lucknow at the Wankhede Stadium in the first of the twin clashes on Sunday. While Lucknow have 6 wins and 3 defeats in their 9 matches and are sitting at the third place on the points table, Delhi have a bit of catching up to do after 4 wins and as many defeats in 8 games which have handed them the sixth place on the points table.
Here is a stat-based prediction of how things might unfold when the two teams lock horns in this 03:30 pm IST start.
1. Toss Prediction
Delhi have had great luck with the tosses in IPL 2022, having won 6 out of 8 tosses so far. By contrast, Lucknow have only won 4 tosses and they have played a game extra. So based on this stat, predicting Delhi to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
So far the two teams have met once in IPL which happened earlier in the season. On that occasion, it was the Lucknow side who had emerged victorious. Based on the consistency shown by the KL Rahul-led side and the gap between the two teams on the points table currently, predicting Lucknow to win this fixture.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day for this match is Lucknow. They not only have a win against Delhi in their previous encounter but have a well-settled side which provides the team a lot of batting depth as well as bowling options.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2022 has been 43.3. Both sides are easily expected to score over 40 in the powerplay overs, given the kind of stroke makers they have in the top-order.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at the Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2022 has been 170. Meanwhile, the average second innings score at this venue in the ongoing season is 164.27.
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