Here is a look at whether PBKS of Chennai will qualify first. IMG subjected to copyright.

The TATA IPL 2022 will begin from the 26th of March. This festival of cricket will bring in the excitement of a lifetime. 10 teams will be looking to qualify for the playoffs with only 4 spots up for grabs. Becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs is a very big advantage. Firstly, you get two chances to qualify for the playoffs. And the team playing in the final will play against a team that has been fatigued by playing 2 games (eliminator and qualifier 2). Here is a look at the team that is predicted to reach the playoffs first: 

Punjab Kings will Qualify First for the Playoffs in TATA IPL: 

It is predicted that the Punjab Kings will qualify first for the Playoffs in TATA IPL. The reasons for the Punjab Kings qualifying are as follows: 

1)Very Good IPL Auction for Punjab Kings: 

The Punjab Kings had retained only 2 players. They went in with Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. They had a big purse left. But they also had a bigger question, how effectively do they make use of the money? They were very good at the auction table this time. They haven’t broken the bank for any player like they do every year. PBKS were steady and calculative in their approach. They have banked experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, and Kagiso Rabada.  

2)Presence of X-Factor Players: 

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Odean Smith is highly rated and can flip games in a matter of a few overs. IMG SRC: NDTV.

The team has a good balance of reliability and firepower. They have two of the most explosive players on the planet currently in the form of Liam Livingstone and Odean Smith. We were just shown a glimpse of Odean Smith’s firepower in the recently concluded West Indies series. Shahrukh Khan is one player to watch out for. He has been the best finisher in the domestic circuit for over two years now. 

3)Easier Qualification Group in TATA IPL 2022: 

The other factor which works in their favor is them being in an easier group. They are placed alongside teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gujarat Titans, and RCB who are relatively easier to look at on paper.  

PBKS Full Squad for TATA IPL 2022: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Mayank Agarwal Batter Raj Angad Bawa All-Rounder 
Shikhar Dhawan Batter Sandeep Sharma Bowler 
Kagiso Rabada Bowler Liam Livingstone All-Rounder 
Arshdeep Singh Bowler Prerak Mankad Batter 
Jonny Bairstow Batter/Keeper Odean Smith All-Rounder 
Rahul Chahar Bowler Nathan Ellis Bowler 
Prabhsimran Singh Batter Atharva Taide Batter 
Harpreet Brar All-Rounder Bhanuka Rajapaksha Batter 
Shahrukh Khan All-Rounder Benny Howell All-Rounder 
Jitesh Sharma Batter Ansh Patel Bowler 
Ishan Porel Bowler Baltej Singh Bowler 
Vaibhav Arora Bowler Writhik Chatterjee  
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder   

Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan/Prabhsimran Singh, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma/Ishan Porel. 

Punjab Kings Full Schedule: 

Game Number Match-Day Date Match Between Venue Time 
Sunday March 27, 2022 PBKS vs RCB DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM 
Friday April 1, 2022 KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS vs PBKS Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM 
Sunday April 3, 2022 CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs PBKS Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 7:30 PM 
Friday April 8, 2022 PBKS vs GUJARAT TITANS Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 7:30 PM 
Wednesday April 13, 2022 MUMBAI INDIANS vs PBKS MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM 
Sunday April 17, 2022 PBKS vs SUNRISERS HYDERABAD Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 3:30 PM 
Wednesday April 20, 2022 DC vs PBKS MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM 
Monday April 25, 2022 PBKS vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM 
Friday April 29, 2022 PBKS vs LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS MCA Stadium, Pune 7:30 PM 
10 Tuesday May 3, 2022 GUJARAT TITANS vs PBKS DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM 
11 Saturday May 7, 2022 PBKS vs RR Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 3:30 PM 
12 Friday May 13, 2022 ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALOREvs PBKS Brabourne – CCI, Mumbai 7:30 PM 
13 Monday May 16, 2022 PBKS vs DC DY Patil Stadium 7:30 PM 
14 Sunday May 22, 2022 SUNRISERS HYDERABAD vs PBKS Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 7:30 PM 

To know more go to the official website of PBKS.

To know more go to the official website of BCCI.