The race to the final four is getting intense with the last few league games remaining. As teams ahead in the tussle look to confirm a place first and then play for the revered top two places, those with a bit of catching up to do would be eager to just qualify for the business end of the tournament.
In this context, Gujarat and Punjab will be up against each other at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on Tuesday. While Gujarat remain at the top of the points table with just a solitary defeat after 9 matches, Punjab are at the seventh place with 4 wins and 5 defeats.
Ahead of their face-off, here is a stat-based prediction of how things could unfold in this match.
1. Toss Prediction
Gujarat have won 5 out of the 9 tosses in IPL 2022. Meanwhile, Punjab have only won 2. So based on that stat, predicting Gujarat to win the toss in this game.
2. Win Possibility
Only one previous encounter has happened between these two teams which was earlier in the season where Gujarat had emerged victorious. All stat indicators hint that a similar result could be repeated. Not only have Gujarat had an exemplary winning percentage in IPL 2022 but they have also found someone to win them the match even when the equation has looked unlikely. That makes Gujarat favourites to win this fixture against Punjab who have had moments of brilliance but have failed to sustain for a prolonged period to get the desired results.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is Gujarat owing to their remarkable consistency in this edition of the tournament.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the venue for this match- the DY Patil Stadium- in IPL 2022 has been 44.2. Gujarat seem to have found an answer to their top-order woes with Wriddhiman Saha taking the attack to the opposition in the first six overs and Shubman Gill taking his time to settle in and looking to bat deeper. Punjab too has a good top-order but haven't played up to their potential. Nonetheless, predicting both sides to cross the 40-run mark in the powerplay.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at DY Patil in IPL 2022 has been 169.21. The average second innings, however, has been 162.35.
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