CSK vs KKR 2022 IPL Match Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Prediction: The inaugural match of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) season fifteen is just around the corner with a mere couple of days left for the fixture. The tournament opener will be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Wankhede Stadium on March 26th.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be high in their confidence after their success in the last IPL season in the UAE. MS Dhoni and co lifted their fourth IPL title, last year and will play to defend the title and equal Mumbai Indians (MI’s) record of five IPL trophies.
However, their aspirations for the IPL 2022 have been dented heavily by a few early setbacks after two of their top players have become unavailable. England all-rounder Moeen Ali will miss the first match against KKR, while pacer Deepak Chahar is currently in the recovery process after sustaining a right quadriceps injury.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is also having their problems currently. Australian pacer Pat Cummins and his compatriot Aaron Finch will miss at least the first three KKR matches in the IPL 2022 owing to their national duties.
Despite assembling a formidable squad for the Tata IPL 2022, KKR will be facing a few issues that are discussed below.
The franchise doesn’t have a lot of firepower in the middle order. Sunil Narine, Andree Russell are there, but both of them haven’t performed consistently in the last two editions. Moreover, the franchise doesn’t carry a specialist tested wicketkeeper in the squad. KKR bagged Sheldon Jackson, but his performance will be a serious concern for them.
MS Dhoni-led CSK too has some of the glaring issues on the side. The yellow brigade is not having a trusted wrist-spinner on the side. CSK is also lacking the Indian bowling option who can bowl consistently.
Match: Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Match Number 01
Fixture: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Day/Date: Saturday/26th March 2022
Time: 7: 30 PM (IST)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
CSK vs KKR 2022 IPL Match 01 Pitch Report:
Fans can expect a high scoring thriller as Wankhede’s surface is known to produce that. The pitch will help the batters with a good bounce and short ropes. The pacers will find some assistance during the initial phase, however, as the game progresses, it will all become one-way traffic with batters taking control. Dew will also play its part.
CSK vs KKR Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
Full Squad: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Mahesh Theekshana, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, K.Bhagath Varma, Chris Jordan, C.Hari Nishaanth, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, N. Jagadeesan, K.M. Asif, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh.
Full Squad: Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Varun Chakravarthy, Baba Indrajith, Pat Cummins, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Alex Hales, Venkatesh Iyer, Abhijeet Tomar, Chamika Karunaratne, Sam Billings, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav.
CSK vs KKR 2022 IPL Match Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ambati Rayudu, Andre Russell, Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Chris Jordan, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.