CSK vs KKR playing 11, injury updates, debut players, dream11 prediction
By Kaif - March 26, 2022 - Last updated on Mar 26, 2022 05:35 PM
CSK won the previous meeting against KKR in IPL 2021 final and clinched their fourth title.
CSK vs KKR Match Preview, Dream11 Prediction
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the tournament opener this year and this will be a repeat of the last year’s final. CSK ended up on the winning side in the previous meeting and KKR will be seeking revenge for losing out in the finals last year. Both teams have been slightly affected by their overseas players arriving late and CSK will not have their services of Moeen Ali for the first game. However, the big news is the legendary MS Dhoni stepping down captaincy and has handed over the reins to Ravindra Jadeja for the season.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders do have some interesting options on the bench but have been slightly affected with Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch arriving late as well. 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 to be a heavyweight clash between two teams who have some match-winners in their squad.
Both teams are looking solid on paper, However, CSK will have a slight edge over KKR as they are a more renowned side and KKR will be with their newly appointed captain.
- Chennai Super Kings’ Deepak Chahar is set to miss a large chunk of IPL 2022 with a quadriceps injury.
- Dwaine Pretorius and Moeen Ali are set to miss the first game as well.
- For Kolkata Knight Riders, Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch will be unavailable for the first 5 games of IPL 2022 due to the white-ball series against Pakistan.
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Probable Playing XI of CSK vs KKR:
Chennai Super Kings Possible Playing 11:
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2. Robin Uthappa, 3. Devon Conway, 4. Ambati Rayudu, 5. Shivam Dube, 6.Ravindra Jadeja(C), 7.MS Dhoni(WK), 8.Dwayne-Bravo, 9. Chris Jordan, 10.Tushar Deshpande, 11.KM Asif
Kolkata Knight Riders Possible Playing 11:
1. Venkatesh Iyer, 2. Ajinkya Rahane, 3. Shreyas Iyer(C), 4. Nitish Rana, 5. Sam Billings(WK), 6.Andre Russell, 7. Mohammad Nabi, 8.Sunil Narine, 9.Umesh Yadav, 10.Shivam Mavi, 11.Varun Chakravarthy