Cricket Tadka IPL Predictions: Week 2 will be full of excitement

The first week of the IPL 2012 is over. At the end of first week, Rahul Dravid’s Rajasthan Royals and Sourav Ganguly’s Pune Warriors are at the top of the IPL points table. The heavyweight teams like Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore failed to impress while the teams perceived to be weak in the pre-IPL analysis have shocked the cricket pundits. It’s still very early to say anything conclusively, but one thing is for sure: the coming weeks in the tournament are going to be exciting.

I tried to predict the results of the matches scheduled in the first week of IPL.You can find the predictions for week 1 here. The success rate of my predictions was, admittedly, average (45%). Out of the 11 results, 5 were according to my predictions but 6 predictions proved to be wrong. As new information on pitch behaviour, teams’ current forms and individual recent forms are available, hopefully predictions, this week, will be closer to the actual outcomes.

Evaluation of Week 1 prediction

Match Predicted winner Actual winner
CSK vs MI CSK MI
KKR vs DD KKR DD
MI vs PWI MI PWI
RR vs KXIP KXIP RR
RCB vs DD RCB RCB
DC vs CSK CSK CSK
RR vs KKR RR RR
PWI vs KXIP PWI PWI
DC vs MI MI MI
RCB vs KKR RCB KKR
DD vs CSK CSK DD

There are 10 matches scheduled in the second week of IPL. Here are the predictions for the next week

Match No. 12, 11th  April, 8 pm: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The result of this match very much depends on the availability of Sachin Tendulkar. If Mumbai looks struggling at the moment, it is because their batting might has reduced to half in the absence of Sachin. The Levi mystery has been solved by all the team, it seems. Still, Mumbai will be a team to beat when Rajasthan meet them at Wankhede.

Prediction: MI wins

Match No. 13, 12th April, 4 pm: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The newly laid pitch at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai is still an unknown factor. This match will be the second match on the pitch. In the first match, we saw how the track provided help to the slow bowlers. While Royal Challengers Bangalore have top class spinners in their ranks the Chennai Super Kings have some of the best players of spin in their team. This will be a keenly fought match that, I feel, will finally go in Chennai’s favour.

Prediction: CSK wins

Match No. 14, 12th April, 8 pm: Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors, Punjab Cricket stadium, Chandigarh

It will be the first IPL match to be played in Punjab this season. Traditionally, this pitch favors the batsmen with no help for the bowlers. Pune looks much stronger than Punjab, more so after the last match in which Pune crushed Punjab with ease. I believe Pune will register its third consecutive victory of this season here.

Prediction: PWI wins

Match No. 15, 13th April, 8 pm: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Kolkata is comparatively stronger at its home Eden Gardens. Even though Rajasthan Royals had beaten them at Jaipur in their previous encounter, I will bet my money on KKR taking their revenge.

Prediction: KKR wins

Match No. 16, 14th April, 8 pm: Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings, Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

If current form is to be taken into consideration, Pune looks clear favourite for this match. Still, I think this match will not be one sided and it’s very close to take a call. However, I am slightly inclined towards the prospect of Pune’s 4th consecutive win.

Prediction: PWI wins

Match No. 17, 15th April, 4 pm: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Kings XI Punjab may have to wait more for their first win in the tournament. I don’t see why KKR won’t beat Punjab in this match.

Prediction: KKR wins

Match No. 18, 15th April, 8 pm: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Rajasthan looks short on ammunitions against the mighty Bangalore. They may be very talented, but against a strong team like RCB, lack of experience hampers Rajasthan chances.

Prediction: RCB wins

Match No. 19, 16th April, 8 pm: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

After Mahela Jayawardene and Kevin Pietersen’s arrival, Delhi Daredevils have a solid middle order apart from explosive openers in Sehwag and Naman Ojha. Bowling is Daredevils’ problem area but from what we have seen so far, they are trying hard to compensate the loss by brilliant fielding. Even though popular wisdom will favour Mumbai, I will go with Delhi for this match.

Prediction: DD wins

Match No. 20, 17th April, 4 pm: Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

After some disappointing performances in the week, Rajasthan Royals will win this match against the Deccan Chargers to keep their confidence high for the next week.

Prediction: RR wins

 Match No. 21, 17th April, 8 pm: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Pune Warriors will fail to keep the momentum in their favour and suffer a loss in the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in this match.

Prediction: RCB wins

Likely Points Table at the end of week 2

If the above predictions prove to be right, this is how the IPL points table will look like at the end of this week:

Teams

Matches

Won

Lost

Points

Pune Warriors

5

4

1

8

Delhi Daredevils

4

3

1

6

Mumbai Indians

5

3

2

6

Kolkata Knight Riders

5

3

2

6

Royal Challengers Bangalore

5

3

2

6

Rajasthan Royals

6

3

3

6

Chennai Super Kings

5

2

3

4

Deccan Chargers

3

0

3

0

Kings XI Punjab

4

0

4

0

Which team do you think will be at the top of the point table at the end of this week? What’s your prediction? Take this poll:

Which team will finish at the top of the IPL points table at the end of this week?

  • Mumbai Indians (33%, 26 Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (23%, 18 Votes)
  • Delhi Daredevils (21%, 17 Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Banagalore (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Kings XI Punjab (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Deccan Chargers (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 80

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    • Dev

      Really.. Awsome !!
      7 Right out of 10 matches this week.

  • sagar

    Hi …. waiting for week 3 predictions…..!!!!!

    • dibyabttb

      Hi Sagar. The predictions for the 3rd week will be published tomorrow. Thanks for taking interest in my predictions :)

      • Dev

        I am also waiting for the 3rd week predictions. Becoz 2nd week i was bet 1000 Rs. In 10 matches. Now my profit 400 Rs. 7 right out of 10. Thanks bro.

  • Dev

    Awsome bro. Only 3 wrong out of 10.

    • dibyabttb

      Thanks Dev. Hopefully, next week will be better. Don’t forget to come back and check the predictions for the third week. The predictions will be published tomorrow. :)

      • Dev

        Thanks to you. Bye. Good night.

  • sagar

    still not published the 3 week predictions …?

  • krishna

    waiting for week3 predictions……………………….

  • dibyabttb

    @Sagar and @Krishna: I’m writing the article with the predictions for week 3. Will publish it within an hour :)

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  • dibyabttb

    The IPL predictions for 3rd week published: http://crickettadka.com/ipl-predictions-week-3/

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  • honey

    predict the tomorrws match who is going to win….
    KXIP vs KKR
    &
    RCB vs DELHI
    please tell me the right prediction m in loss big time…. 1.5 plz help

  • honey

    i feel tomorrows KXIP n DD
    wat say….