IPL 2022: IPL 2022 is going to start with the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on 26 March. Both the teams have added many new players to their team from the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Star batsman Shreyas Iyer will take over the command of Kolkata Knight Riders team this year.
Two-time champions KKR were the runners-up of the previous season, while Chennai Super Kings captured the title for the fourth time. But this time there have been a lot of changes in both the franchises, so let us tell you which team has the upper hand in the first match.
IPL 2022: CSK’s strength
Chennai Super Kings is one of those teams in the history of IPL, who have always relied on all-rounders. In such a situation, this time also the team is full of all-rounders. Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, young Rajvardhan Hungergekar and experienced Moeen Ali are there, who will never miss to tear apart the bowling and batting order of any team. ( IPL 2022 )The team has a champion player in the form of Dhoni, who is going to be seen in the team as a leader.
There are many power hitters in the team, who can change the course of the match on their own. At the same time, the team has a wonderful combination of left-handed and right-handed batsmen.
The team of Chennai Super Kings has announced its new captain a few hours before the upcoming season. Under Dhoni’s leadership, the team became champions last season, but this time under the leadership of Ravindra Jadeja, it will be a big responsibility to handle the new team afresh. Dhoni leaving the captaincy will definitely affect the performance of the team.
In the match against Kolkata Knight Riders, it is difficult for the team’s star players Deepak Chahar and Moeen Ali to play, which is a big setback for the team. With the departure of Josh Hazlewood, the fast bowling attack looks a bit weak. The lack of Faf is going to hurt the team this season. The team also does not have any leg spinner, whose lack can be missed in some matches.
The team of Kolkata Knight Riders is also ready to enter this season with a new captain. Shreyas Iyer has been chosen as the new captain by the franchise. However, this decision is going to prove to be good for the team. Because last season Eoin Morgan did well as captain but was a complete flop in batting.
But Shreyas Iyer has good experience of captaincy in IPL and he is going through very good form as a batsman. ( CSK and KKR )The team has good foreign players. The batting order of the team looks balanced this time like last season. Star spinners like Varun and Naren are present in the team. There are strong hitters like Rana, Billings and Russell.
Barring Pat Cummins in the team, the fast bowling attack looks weak. There is a dearth of Indian fast bowlers. Umesh Yadav is definitely in the team but he has not got much chances in IPL. The team does not have much option in death bowling. The team had bought two wicketkeepers in the auction. Indian players Sheldon Jackson and Sam Billings were picked by the team for the upcoming season.
Since Sheldon is not a big name in T20Is, it is going to be a compulsion for Iyer to keep Billings in the team in every match. At the same time, questions remain on the fitness of Russell, Naren and Varun, if these players get injured, then problems will increase for Shreyas Iyer.
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Chennai Super Kings playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Tushar Deshpande, Chris Jordan / Maheesh Theekshana, Adam Milne
Kolkata Knight Riders playing 11
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Mohammad Nabi / Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy