Alright, we are just a couple of weeks away from the scheduled start of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) season fifteen. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already released the complete schedule for the IPL 2022, according to which, reigning champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is all set to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on March 26th in the IPL 2022 opener match. This article will lead you through CSK vs KKR IPL 2022 Dream11 Prediction, Playing11, Match Preview, Head to Head and Pitch Report.
With the addition of the two new IPL sides, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, the total number of matches have increased substantially. In IPL 2021 60 matches were held, but now the number has raised up to 74, including the playoffs.
As per the schedule, CSK and KKR will fight out the opening clash of the Tata IPL 2022 in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, starting at 7: 30 PM.
Chennai and Kolkata both have a formidable squad in place owing to their superlative efforts during the Tata IPL 2022 Mega Auction. While ace pacer Deepak Chahar remained the top pick of CSK with a massive bid of INR 14 Crores, Kolkata went bonkers to get Shreyas Iyer, whom they eventually got for INR 12.25 Crores.
The four-time IPL winners will have the advantage of having the sharp brain of MS Dhoni for the IPL 2022. Also, the franchise opted to retain its core which makes it a stable side with a comfortable mix of experience and freshness.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) seemed desperate to get back the likes of Pat Cummins and Nitish Rana plus Shreyas Iyer, which exhausted more than half of their funds in the bank. The franchise does have viable options in the team but seems pretty modest in front of MS Dhoni’s CSK (on paper).
IPL 2022 Groups:
|Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Delhi Capitals||Punjab Kings|
|Lucknow SuperGiants||Gujarat Titans|
CSK vs KKR Match Details:
Match: Indian Premier League 2022, Match number 01.
Teams: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Date/Day: Saturday/26th March 2022
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report IPL 2022:
The surface in Wankhede has been prepared with red clay which ensures that the pitch remains hard until the very end of the matches. The batters usually enjoy this venue as more often than not it produces a high scoring contest. There is very little help for the bowlers, in general, however, the ground offers a bit of swing upfront while a steady bounce throughout the match.
The flip of the coin plays a large role in deciding the winner. With dew playing its part, skippers often choose to bat second to take advantage.
CSK vs KKR Head to Head Record:
|Total Matches Played||26|
|Won by CSK||17|
|Won by KKR||08|
Tata IPL 2022: CSK vs KKR Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
Full Squad: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, Chris Jordan, Mahesh Theekshana, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Ruturaj Gaikwad, K.Bhagath Varma, C.Hari Nishaanth, Rajvardhan Hangargekar,N. Jagadeesan, K.M. Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh.
Full Squad: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Ajinkya Rahane, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Varun Chakravarthy, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Pat Cummins, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav.
Tata IPL 2022 – CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Tips and Prediction:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Adam Milne.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 CSK vs KKR Dream1 Team
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ambati Rayudu, Andre Russell, Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Chris Jordan, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.