While the first fixture of the doubleheader on Sunday is a clash between the two north Indian franchises, the second one is the face-off between the two South Indian franchises- Hyderabad and Lucknow at the MCA Stadium in Pune. However, there has been a stark difference in the manner in which the season has unfolded for both sides.
While the Orange Army currently find themselves at the number 4 position with 10 points, Chennai have 4 points and occupy the ninth place on the points table. Here is what numbers suggest could happen in this fixture.
1. Toss Prediction
Hyderabad have lost just one toss in IPL 2022 and so it would be hard to look beyond them for a winner in the toss prediction segment. Predicting Hyderabad to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
The two teams have met on 17 previous occasions and it is Chennai who enjoys dominance over Hyderabad with 12 wins. However, previous records may not matter much as this is the first season after a mega auction and the composition of both squads have changed with even different captain handling the fates of the sides.
This season Chennai haven't got going while Hyderabad have only shown improvement. In the previous fixture between the teams earlier in the season, Hyderabad had won. So based on all of these considerations, predicting Hyderabad to win this game.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is Hyderabad owing to their superior performance and form in IPL 2022.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score at the MCA Stadium in Pune is 45.7. Chennai have had a few issues and the top with inconsistency shown by their top-order batters. Kane Williamson hasn't fired too for Hyderabad. Having said that while Hyderabad are predicted to score over 45 in the first six overs, Chennai might score less than 45.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
169.62 is the average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022. Similarly, the average second innings score here this season is 153.
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