IPL 2022 – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Game 1 Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Saturday in the season’s first match (March 26). As in the previous season’s final, the match between CSK and KKR will be a rematch of the IPL 2021 Final, in which CSK, under the guidance of former CSK captain MS Dhoni, defeated Eoin Morgan’s KKR by 27 runs to win their fourth IPL title.

The tournament’s opening match will take hosted in Mumbai’s renowned Wankhede Stadium, with a capacity of 25%.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Team News 

Chennai Super Kings

The Super Kings have maintained their core by retaining and repurchasing the majority of their players at last month’s IPL 2022 auction. The crew will attempt to resume its journey from where it left off in the UAE. Apart from the newly selected captain, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, and former India skipper will all be looking to defend the Yellow Brigade’s crown. The squad management has once again relied on seasoned campaigners, as seen by the presence of several veteran players.

Kolkata Knight Riders

On the other side, Kolkata Knight Riders have made significant changes to their roster and chosen Shreyas Iyer as their new skipper. While the KKR squad has some players from the previous season, the team as a whole has a new appearance. Coach Brendon McCullum’s side beat all odds in the second phase of the IPL 2021 – which was hosted in the United Arab Emirates – to not only qualify for the playoffs, but also to reach the finals. This year’s squad appears to be more balanced, and under the guidance of their new captain, the players will seek to get off to a strong start. Defeating holders CSK may well give the impetus required for this new-look KKR team.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Player News

Both teams will be without several key players during the tournament’s first stages, since several are still on national duty. CSK will be without Moeen Ali in the opening game owing to a visa issue. While their primary pacer Deepak Chahar is on the mend following an injury. Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch of Australia will also miss a few games for KKR due to their continuing national duty in Pakistan.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Probable XI

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni (WK), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Rajvardhan Hangargekar/KM Asif.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (C), Andre Russel, Sam Billings, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Fantasy Lineup No.1

Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batters – Shreyas Iyer (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (vc), Andre Russell

Bowlers – Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan

 

 

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Fantasy Lineup No.2

Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni, Sam Billings

Batters – Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja (c), Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer

Bowlers – Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Chris Jordan

 

 

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Predicted Winner

It is going to be a battle between two heavyweight sides with new captains and it is possible that Shreyas Iyer will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders to victory in this match.