It will be Kolkata up against Gujarat in match number 35 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While Kolkata haven't been as consistent as they would have liked and have 4 defeats and 3 wins from their 7 matches, Gujarat have been the team to beat this season and are at top of the points table with 5 wins and a solitary defeat in their six matches.
The match is set to be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Prior to them locking horns in the first of the twin clashes on Saturday, here is a stat-based prediction based on which way this game could go.
1. Toss Prediction
Kolkata have won 5 tosses in their 7 matches which means a 71.42 toss winning per cent. Meanwhile, Gujarat have won 3 out of their 6 tosses so far which comes down to a rate of 50 per cent. Based on this statistic, predicting Kolkata to win the toss.
2. Win Possibility
There is no head-to-head record for these two teams as this is Gujarat's maiden season in the IPL. Having said that, the record in the ongoing season could be a great indicator of the current form. While Gujarat have won 5 out of the six matches that they have played, it means they have an 83.33 win percentage in IPL 2022. This is almost double the win percentage of Kolkata in the current season who have 3 out of 7 wins, implying a percentage of 42.85. Based on that stat, predicting Gujarat to win this contest.
3. Team of the Day
Based on the kind of performances so far in IPL 2022 and the consistency that they have shown as a result of different players stepping up in various matches, the team of the day has to be the Gujarat.
4. Powerplay Score
The average powerplay score in this IPL at this venue has been 44.9. In their last game, Kolkata tried Sunil Narine at the top and the ploy failed as he got out for 0. Having said that, Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer did make it count. If that is anything to go by, the Men in Purple are predicted to score over 45 in the powerplay. Meanwhile, Gujarat's top-order hasn't quite fired except for a few promising innings from Shubman Gill. Predicting their powerplay score to be less than 45.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at this venue in IPL 2022 is 171.25. Meanwhile, the average second innings venue here is 163.66.
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