The newest edition of the Indian Premier League 2022 is all set to commence on Saturday 26th March. The 15th season will be inaugurated by the CSK vs KKR match. With two titans locking horns, the excitement is in the air. Feel free to take guidance from this article to try your luck on your favorite team and player.
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: 7.30 PM
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming: Star Sports network, Disney+Hotstar
The titleholders of the previous season will be locking horns with their archrivals, Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK has 4 IPL trophies in their locker and KKR has only won the championship twice.
When the two biggest rivals in the IPL met last time in Dubai, CSK managed to beat KKR by 27 runs to win the 2021 title. CSK somewhat has a similar squad from the last season, therefore they will be fancied by the public to a victory.
Both CSK, as well as KKR, has made huge changes in their leadership status. They both have new skippers now with KKR being led by Shreyas Iyer and CSK by Ravindra Jadeja.
CSK vs KKR Match 1 Possible Playing XI
CSK full Squad
Ravindra Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorius, Prashant Solanki, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Adam Milne, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, C Hari Nishaanth, K Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Maheesh Theekshana, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Devon Conway, Samarjeet Singh.
CSK Possible Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Tushar Deshpande, Chris Jordan / Maheesh Theekshana, Adam Milne, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk),
KKR Full Squad
Shreyas Iyer(C), Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhijeet Tomar, Pat Cummins, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi, Rasikh Dar, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Ashok Sharma, Baba Indrajith, Pratham Singh.
KKR Possible Playing XI
Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (C), Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (WK), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy,
CSK vs KKR Head to Head Stats in Indian Premier League
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CSK VS KKR Toss Prediction, Pitch Prediction, and Weather Prediction
CSK vs KKR Toss Prediction
CSK between the two teams has the most chances to win the toss
CSK vs KKR Pitch Prediction
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known to be a batting pitch and it favors the hard hitters while giving them extra excitement. The scores are expected to go beyond 180 with the bowlers having to work hard for any wicket response.
CSK vs KKR Weather Prediction
The sky will be clear at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai throughout the evening fixture. The temperature will not be less than 29 degrees Celsius. There are no chances of rain to be found.
CSK vs KKR Key Players Predictions
Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja has a huge responsibility on his shoulder as he was handed over the captaincy of the franchise by MS Dhoni. The all-rounder has been brilliant in the last season and is in fine form with bat and ball.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: His average shows how prominent he is for CSK. He averaged 51 in 2020 and 45.35 in 2021. There is no other player who has fetched more runs than the CSK opener in last year’s championship.
Varun Chakravarthy: The right-arm spinner got his first cap in July of last year. He has been very consistent since then.
Best batsman: Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK), Shreyas Iyer (KKR)
Best Bowler: Dwayne Bravo (CSK), Varun Chakravarthy (KKR)
Best All-rounder: Ravindra Jadeja (CSK), Andre Russel (KKR)
Player of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)
Who will win the Match?
According to the match statistics and analysis of the previous season, Chennai Super Kings has the most chances to win the inaugural match against KKR. All though they lost the final in 2021, KKR will put up a tough fight with CSK, yet the victory will be of CSK’s.
Note: All predictions made in this article are purely based on the match data analysis and interpretation of the past year and the years ahead of it. Therefore, kindly try your luck on the favorite franchise and the players based on your wisdom and knowledge.