IPL Match 1 2022: This year’s Indian Premier League tournament opener will see Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders clash. Last year, CSK emerged victorious in the final rematch against KKR after they had won the previous meeting. This time around, both teams have been slightly affected by their overseas players arriving late and MS Dhoni has stepped down as captain for this match. Ravindra Jadeja is taking over as the new captain while Moeen Ali remains injury-free for this game.
Kolkata Knight Riders have some interesting options on the bench, but they have been slightly affected by Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch arriving late. It is expected that the two-time winners will look up to their new skipper Shreyas Iyer to do the magic, while a lot of familiar faces have come back into the squad. It is expected that a heavyweight clash between the two teams will take place. Some match-winners in their squad are looking forward to this battle.
Who will Win Today’s Match:
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IPL 2022 Match 1 Details
IPL Match 1 2022: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 26th March, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
Possible Playing Eleven From Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Rajvardhan Hangarker, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
IPL Match 1 2022 Team News
Chennai Super Kings News
It’s been a long time since the CSK camp had any big news. MS Dhoni is handed over to Ravindra Jadeja as the new captain, but there isn’t much else worth noting at this point. Deepak Chahar, on whom the franchise spent big bucks in the auction, isn’t fully fit and won’t be available for the first game; Moeen Ali will arrive soon but he won’t be able to play for CSK until he’s cured of his Visa issues.
Kolkata Knight Riders News
Pat Cummins is currently on national duties in Pakistan, and KKR has been dealt a blow when Alex Hales opted out of the tournament. They’ve replaced him with Aaron Finch, but he’ll only be playing for a few games as he’s set to lead Australia in the limited-overs series against Pakistan.
CSK vs KKR: Head to Head Records
In the head-to-head IPL Match 1 2022, between CSK and KKR, who has a higher chance of winning is still up for interpretation. It can be concluded that Chennai Super Kings have a better chance of winning today’s IPL match prediction against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, either team can win this game.
- Total Played Matches: 26
- Matches Won By Chennai Super Kings: 18
- Matches Won By Kolkata Knight Riders: 8
- Tie: 0
- No Result: 1
This wicket is likely to have a fast-paced track with some exceptional power hitters on both sides. A run feast could be expected, with some powerful batters on the field and potential turnouts in the end. The captain who wins the toss will probably choose to bowl first – this lets them get their attack going quickly while keeping pace with the bowling team.
Our IPL 2022 CSK vs KKR Match Prediction
Case1: If Chennai Super Kings choose to bat first
First Innings score prediction: Chennai Super Kings will score 160-170
Result prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will win the match by 6 wickets
Case2: If Kolkata Knight Riders choose to bat first
First Innings score prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will score 170-180
Result prediction: Chennai Super Kings will win the match by 4 wickets
CSK vs KKR Today Match Prediction
The chasing team is more likely to have the advantage in a cricket match when they are batting second. The pitch remains the same more or less throughout, so they need to make sure their innings is as good as possible.