In the third and final league game of the Women’s T20 Challenge on Thursday, it will be Velocity up against Trailblazers at the MCA International Stadium in Pune. While Velocity have played one match and registered a dominant win over Supernovas, Trailblazers faced a defeat in their meeting with Supernovas earlier. This implies that it is a must-win game for the Trailblazers who are the only team without a win against their name.
Moreover, they would only need a win but will also have to recover their net run rate to try and reach the final which seem to be an insurmountable mountain to climb with their net run rate at -2.450 while those of Velocity and Supernovas is +0.736 and +0.912 respectively.
Ahead of this clash, here is a stat-based prediction of how things could unfold in this fixture set to be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune.
1. Toss Prediction
Going by the stats so far in the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022, Velocity had won their toss in their match against Supernovas while Trailblazers had lost their toss against Supernovas. So Velocity could win this toss as they have a 100 per cent toss winning rate in this season. Moreover, even in these two teams’ meetings in 2020, it was Velocity who had won the toss.
2. Win Possibility
In the previous occasion when these two teams met, it was Velocity who had registered a dominant win. This year their batting did not click other than Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues which means there will be more pressure on them to come good in this game. Moreover, Velocity would be high on the confidence of a win and would look to continue their winning momentum and seal a place in the final. Predicting Velocity to win this fixture.
3. Team of the Day
The Team of the Day based on the form they displayed in the game against Supernovas is Velocity.
4. Powerplay Score
Trailblazers finished their powerplay at 48 in their first match which was played at the same venue as their game against Velocity – the MCA Stadium, Pune. Velocity, on the other hand, scored 60 against Supernovas in the powerplay overs at the same venue. Expecting both sides to score over 45 while the fielding restrictions are on.
5. Average first innings and second innings score
156.5 is the average first innings score in the 2 matches played in the competition so far. The average second innings score is 132.5.
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