Indian Premier League returns with a vengeance! In addition to the eight existing teams, we now have two new ones after a massive auction shuffled the entire field of players. Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, the last season’s finalists, open play.
In order to defend their title, CSK has turned to the players who helped them win it last year. However, KKR has managed to keep the core of the team intact, but this year’s team is a very different beast. IPL 2022: Who’s going to win the first game?
At the moment, the odds offered by the various cricket betting sites are remarkably similar for the two teams.
CSK vs KKR IPL 2022 match prediction and IPL betting tips. The game will take place on March 26th, 2022, at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
CSK vs KKR Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
Prior to the start of the new season, CSK has been dealt a number of serious blows. Neither Deepak Chahar nor Moeen Ali will be able to participate in the first half of the IPL 2022 because of visa issues. As a result, they will be without two of their best players when they face KKR.
Devon Conway, who is expected to open the batting alongside Ruturaj Gaikwad, could make his IPL debut as a result.
CSK’s batting appears to be a little light. As expected, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, and Ravindra Jadeja will be in the starting XI. To bet on this match’s two batters, we recommend betting on Ambati Rayadu and Ravindra Jadeja.
Between Adam Milne and Chris Jordan in the bowling lineup, there should be at least one foreign fast bowler. Milne is the better bowler in our opinion, but there is no right answer here. With so many left-handed batsmen in the KKR camp, Dhoni may also select Theekshana as his fourth overseas player.
Fast-bowling options for India are limited. It looks like Tushar Deshpande and KM Asif will make the cut. Alternatively, you could look into Rajvardhan Hangargekar for this position.
Before this first match, the CSK lineup doesn’t look all that impressive.
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
KKR’s core line-up for IPL 2022 includes Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine. There will be a lot of pressure on Iyer, Russel, and Narine, but Chakravarthy is an excellent IPL bowler.
Additionally, Shreyas Iyer has joined the team, and he is currently on a hot streak. This season, Iyer has been a standout performer in both T20 and Test cricket for the West Indies, as well as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Starting at third, he’ll set an example for everyone else on the team with his bat.
Seeing who opens the batting with Venkatesh Iyer is going to be interesting. As a replacement, Aaron Finch has been brought in to replace Nitish Rana. We could see Ajinkya Rahane or Nitish Rana play that role.
As the only dependable wicketkeeper on the team, we believe Sam Billings should bat in the middle order. KKR’s batting order is strengthened by the addition of this outstanding middle-order batsman.
If Russell and Narine complete their quotas of overs, the Indian bowling options appear to be a little thin once again. Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Shivam Mavi could play in this match.
A few good local players are all that is needed to complete the KKR puzzle.
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.
CSK VS KKR TOSS PREDICTION
The team that wins the coin toss is likely to prefer to start the game with the ball in their possession. If you’re playing on the Wankhede, you’ll have an advantage if you start the game first.
To find out how we arrive at our picks, check out our guide to toss predictions.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
On game day, there will be no chance of rain, but there will be a lot of humidity. The second half might have some dew, which would make chasing a little easier. When it comes to the pitch, we expect nothing less than perfection. There will be plenty of sixes and fours hit because the ball will be coming on nicely to the bat.
A score of at least 180 is considered to be par.
CSK VS KKR DREAM11 PREDICTION
CSK vs KKR IPL 2022 Dream11 team and Dream11 tips
CSK VS KKR PLAYING 11
- MS Dhoni
- A Rayadu
- N Rana
- S Iyer
- R Gaikwad
- R Jadeja
- A Russell
- D Bravo
- T Southee
- D Chahar
- P Cummins
On our Dream11 guide, you can find more Dream11 predictions and other useful information.
CSK vs KKR Betting Tips
a wager on Kolkata Knight Riders to win their first game of the IPL 2022 season. CSK is without two of its most important players in this match, as well as a majority of its players who are well past their prime. We believe that KKR is a more dynamic team with better T20 cricket players. They have their flaws, but we believe their strengths outweigh them.
Kolkata Knight Riders will win if you bet on them.