In the first game of the Indian Premier League 2022, reigning champions Chennai Super Kings will face last year’s finals Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. CSK would like to get off to a good start and get the ball rolling as they face a very strong KKR this season. With a win here, the Knight Riders will attempt to build on their surprise victory in last year’s final.

In recent years, the Super Kings have had the upper hand against the Kolkata Knight Riders. But, they would miss several of their important players, which would have an impact on their squad balance. KKR is a much better team than previous year, particularly with the bat. Both teams have covered their bases, and on a flat surface, we expect this game to come down to the wire.


Chennai Super Kings Team Preview

MS Dhoni wants the team to start the season where they left off last year. The reigning champs will go into this game with a lot of confidence. They have kept the same core group of players from last year and will look for big performances from them. Dhoni wants his team to be buoyed by their sound record against KKR in this match.Rituraj Gaikwad had a successful competition last year and will seek to establish a solid opening wicket stand with new partner Devon Conway, who has been in terrific form. Robin Uthappa must show his value at No. 3 against a strong bowling attack. He intends to form alliances with Ambati Rayudu and Shivam Dube. Down the order, Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Dwayne Bravo add to the side’s punch.

Deepak Chahar’s absence is a significant blow for the team, and it will be up to Chris Jordan and Tushar Deshpande to take early wickets in this game. Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja will have to step up as the wicket is unlikely to help the game. Bravo adds experience to the table, and the team has great hopes for him.

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the top batsman on the team.

Deepak Chahar is the best bowler on the team.

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI

Robin Uthappa (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Tushar Deshpande, MS Dhoni (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja


Kolkata Knight Riders Team Preview:

Shreyas Iyer has taken over as KKR’s new captain, and the team will look to have a strong start to the season. It’s a new look for the side, and it’s one of the strongest in the tournament. Iyer, who has been in a terrific form in recent months, will seek to lead from the front and get the first points of the season. Venkatesh Iyer and his new opening partner Sunil Narine will try to establish a firm footing since CSK’s new ball assault has some flaws. They loaded the middle order with talented players, and Shreyas Iyer would like to form partnerships with Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Nabi, and Nitish Rana. They have ideal finishers in Andre Russell and Sam Billings, which adds to the team’s confidence.

We expect Varun Chakravarthy and Tim Southee to bowl tight periods with the new ball for KKR, who has a very formidable bowling attack. Umesh Yadav brings expertise to the table and must perform. In this format, Narine and Nabi are skilled bowlers who will seek to challenge the CSK batters. Russell improves the team’s bowling options for this game.

Shreyas Iyer is the best batsman on the team.

Varun Chakravarthy is a top bowler.

 Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Andre Russell, Sam Billings (wk), Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav,  Iyer (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine, Mohammad Nabi, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana.


Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a modest venue with one of India’s top batting grounds. Batsmen have done well in the past at this location because they may play their strokes . There isn’t much on this track for quick bowlers, and spinners have struggled with economy rates because of the venue’s modest size. It is one of India’s top batting surfaces, with huge totals chased. Defending a total is never easy here, as the ground flattens and becomes easier to bat on in the second innings. In this game, whoever wins the toss will choose to bowl first.

Winning Prediction for CSK vs KKR

Chennai Super Kings cannot pitch their strongest team. They are lacking two bowlers around whom the team would have designed their campaign. This would increase the strain on the batters, who would have to compensate for the deficit. Kolkata Knight Riders are a well-balanced team.They have a strong hitting attack and a diversified bowling attack. As a result, they would be considered the favourite to win the game. The Kolkata Knight Riders have a shot at victory.