The Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday will witness Lucknow and Delhi face off at Dr DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. While Lucknow have won two out of their three matches and have come back pretty well after losing their opening game to win their next two matches, Delhi have won one and lost the other in their two matches so far.
Although it is still early days in the competition, given the nature of the toughest T20 tournament in the world, no team would like to drop a point at least before they are confirmed of a place in the Playoffs. With 10 teams in the hunt for a place in the final four, the competition is already looking sterner.
Prior to the start of a new rivalry - the Lucknow vs Delhi clash - here is a stat-based attempt at finding out what could happen during the course of these 40 overs of riveting cricket action.
1. Toss Prediction
It's the first season for Lucknow in IPL so taking only their toss record in IPL 2022 into consideration. In 3 matches, they only have 1 toss win to their credit. On the other hand, Delhi have won both their tosses so far.
2. Win Possibility
The two teams have not yet faced each other in IPL history. So no historical account to make the call. However, in current form, Lucknow has 2 wins out of 3 matches this season which means a winning percentage of 66.66. In contrast, Delhi have 1 out of 2 wins, implying a winning percentage of 50. Based purely on this arbitrary number, the prediction is Lucknow will win this game.
3. Team of the day
Given that Lucknow are having a better win percentage at this stage, they are the pick for the Team of the Day. However, Delhi are likely to be boosted with the addition of David Warner which would make it an even more thrilling battle.
4. Powerplay score
The average powerplay score at this venue in IPL 2022 has been 47. Given the quality of top-order batters on both sides and with the hopeful inclusion of David Warner in the Delhi top order, expecting both teams to score more than 45 inside the first six overs.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
The average first innings score at the venue for this match - Dr DY Patil Stadium in IPL 2022 is 175.3. The average second innings score at this venue this season of IPL is 166.75.
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