IPL match prediction: Some matches and their possible results
So, the craze of IPL begins with only a few months left in the upcoming season. People have started to choose their favorite teams and talk about the potential winners and game changers of the next season. There are certain cricket fans who love IPL match prediction and are always searching for potential matches and their possible results. If you are also such fan, get ready to have some entertainment for yourself. Here, we bring to you some matches and their possible results by looking at the squad and previous performances. Do note that it is just based on the opinion and your opinion can be different from ours.
Match #1 – Delhi Daredevils VS Kolkata Knight Riders
Anyone who watches IPL will love to see these two teams collide with each other. These are among the teams that can be potential champions next season. Therefore, the game between these two is expected to be a close one.
When you look at the current squad of Delhi, you will find JP Duminy and Carlos Brathwaite, the two batsmen that can snatch the match from the pocket of the opponents. Even if the game is in KKR’s hand with the Run Rate of over 12 required and these two are batting, you can expect anything to happen. The Duminy can play classic strokes all around the ground, and Braithwaite can use his power to send the ball over the ropes anytime. Moreover, with Quinton De Cock and Sam Billings in the side along with experienced bowling of Zaheer Khan, Imran Tahir, and Mohammed Shami, they can provide tough time to KKR.
On the other hand, KKR is a team that can do the impossible. The batting of Gambhir, class of Uthappa, the power of Chris Lynn and Colin Munro, KKR can turn the tables anytime. The power hitting of Russel, Yusuf Pathan, Jason Holder and Shakib Al Hassan can take the target to over 200+ and also make it capable of chasing over 10 runs per over. Furthermore, in the likes of Brad Hogg, Shaun Tait, Morne Morkel and Sunil Narine, KKR can restrict any team to as low as 100.
My choice for this contest will be KKR. However, depending on forms, squad changes and the ups and downs of cricket, we should not take DD out of the game.
Match #2 – Kings XI Punjab VS Mumbai Indians
When KXIP is playing MI, it is always a great game to watch for cricket fans. The two teams are just at the right stage to compete.
Kings have a great batting at disposal. With the classic Hashim Amla, who can find gaps anytime and Murli Vijay who can take bowlers apart whenever playing with full focus, the opening pair is something the MI must get rid of quickly. The middle order is strengthened by Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha. In lower middle order, you may see Axar Patel and Rishi Dhawan in action. Furthermore, the feat of Mitchell Johnson, a variation of Mohit Sharma and control of rising Sandeep Sharma can make things difficult for the top order of MI. However, the noticeable thing is that they do not have any great spinner at disposal.
On the other hand, the side of MI is something to watch out for as it has Martin Guptil, Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons and Amabati Rayudu. The hard hitting of Kieron Pollard and Corey Anderson can entertain the crowd a lot with Jos Buttler alongside, having the potential to a score of over 10 RPO. The bowling attack mainly relies on the experienced pace line up as there is Vinay Kumar, Tim Southee Mitchell McClenaghan, and Lasith Malinga. However, the specialist spinner Harbhajan Singh can also prove to be troublesome for KXIP batsmen.
If you ask me to predict the winner, I would stay with 50 50 chances. It is because, in my view, the batting lineup of KXIP is strong but on the other hand, there is equally great bowling squad that will surely test the skills of the batsmen.
Match 3 – Gujrat Lions vs. Rising Pune Supergiants
Let’s just hit the two teams who recently joined IPL, the Gujrat Lions, and Rising Pune Supergiants. As both teams are looking to make their mark, they will go toe to toe with each other.
The Gujrat Lion is probably the team with best hard hitting players. Most of the batting lineup consist of the T20 specialists. You have Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina, the three thunderous T20 batsmen. Along with them, you get DJ Bravo, Dwayne Smith, James Faulkner and Sir Ravindra Jadeja. All these batsmen can score big runs and together, they can put up the enormous total on the board. The bowling lineup carries experienced Parveen Kumar and Dale Steyn. Along with them, you have Dhawal Kulkarni, Amit Mishra and Pravin Tambe who can make it challenging to score runs for the opposing team.
On the other side, you have equally great hard hitting batting line. Here, you have Kevin Pietersen, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, George Bailey, Faf du Plessis Ajinkya Rahane and the never stopping MS Dhoni. With Thisara Perera and Albie Morkel, if there is one single batsman of this team that manages to have firm feet on the crease, you can expect a big total on the board. Moreover, you must not take the bowling line out of the equation as there is the experienced Ishant Sharma and R.P. Singh. Moreover, there you have Ashok Dinda who can bowl with a good pace. The young Adam Zampa can spin the bowl in both ways with his leg break and ability to deliver googly.
For this match, I’d pick up the later one because the Rising Pune Supergiants is slightly more balanced as compared to the Gujrat Lions. However, it depends on which players the captain and coach choose to play because it can be decisive when it comes to the results.
So, these are certain IPL match predictions. For more updates and Live cricket scores, stay tuned!