The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is upon us and in the opening match of IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). MS Dhoni-captained CSK defeated KKR last year in the IPL 2021 final by 27 runs.
The defending champions will aim to win their fifth IPL title while KKR will look to get hands-on the coveted trophy the third time. All CSK title wins have come under the leadership of Dhoni, while KKR won two titles under Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy.
KKR will observe a new captain in the form of Shreyas Iyer while MS-Dhoni remains the leader of Men in Yellow as always. Out of the 26 matches played between both sides in the last 14 editions of IPL, CSK has emerged victorious 17 times, while Kolkata won only 8 times. Meanwhile, one match ended in no result.
For Chennai, all eyes will be on their opener Ruturaj Gaikwad who remained the highest scorer last year with 635 runs in 16 matches. While Shreyas Iyer will be tested as the newly appointed captain for KRR and his performance with the bat is always exciting to watch in every IPL.
CSK vs KKR, Match Preview, IPL 2022
For Chennai, Ruturaj Gaikwad is the architect of CSK’s batting order. He timed his innings to perfection, playing steadily in the first half, and hammering the bowlers in the second. Chennai has always played in a similar safe template in most of the matches in the past.
Beginning their inning safely in the first half and increasing their attacking intent in the second half. Moeen Ali is another player who plays spins very well. KKR would be looking to attack him with the pace early on or else once he settles it’s pretty hard to get him out.
For Kolkata, Shreyas Iyer received the highest bid for KKR and will be a key player headlining their batting unit while also handling the placement of the field as the skipper. Meanwhile, recently Alex Hales opted out of IPL citing bubble fatigue and mental well-being as the reason for his withdrawal. Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch will also be unavailable for the first 5 matches due to Australia’s ongoing tour of Pakistan which concludes on April 05.
CSK vs KKR Squad for IPL 2022:
Chennai Super Kings
Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Adam Milne, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Samarjeet Singh, Devon Conway.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, B Indrajith, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, Aaron Finch, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.
Where will the CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 First match be played?
The CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 1st Match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
When will the CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 First match be played?
The CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 1st Match will be played on Saturday, March 26.
What time will the CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 First match begin?
The CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 1st match will begin at 7:30 PM IST/ 02:00 PM GMT.
Where can I watch live telecast of CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 First match?
On television, the match can be watched on the Star Sports network on the following channels.
- Star Sports 1 HD and SD (Hindi commentary)
- Star Sports Select 1 (English commentary)
- Star Sports 3 HD and SD (English commentary)
- Star Sports Telugu
- Star Sports Tamil
- Star Sports Kannada
- Star Sports Bangla
Where to watch live streaming of the CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 First match?
The live streaming of the CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 First match will be available on Disney+Hotstar. You can also follow live updates on kheltalk.com
Where to watch CSK vs KKR, IPL 2022 First match outside India?
If you are residing in any other country outside the Indian subcontinent here is the list of channels broadcasting Tata IPL 2022.
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event|
|United States||Willow TV|
|Australia||Fox Sports, Yupp TV|
|MENA||beIN Sports (beIN Sports 3)|
|Pakistan||Geo Super (TBC)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ (Sky Sport 2)|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)|
|Afghanistan||Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)|
|Nepal||Yupp TV, Net TV Nepal, SimTV Nepal|
|Sri Lanka||Yupp TV, SLRC, Dialog TV, PeoTV|
|Maldives||Yupp TV, Medianet|
|Singapore||Disney + Hotstar (StarHub TV+)|
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