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| On Mar 25, 2022 11:32 PM IST

IPL 2022: Player Availability & Likely Playing 11 of all 10 IPL Teams for their first match

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IPL 2022 Player Availability: It is now time to welcome India’s biggest cricketing carnival, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. The cash-rich T20 league kickstarts with the opening encounter between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 26 March at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Here is the complete of list of player availability and the likely playing 11 of all 10 IPL team for their respective first match of the season.

IPL 2022: Player Availability & Likely Playing 11 of all 10 IPL Teams for their first match

1. Chennai Super Kings

Players Unavailable: Moeen Ali will not be available for the tournament opener against KKR on Saturday as he is yet to complete his mandatory quarantine period. CSK’s premier pacer Deepak Chahar is also unavailable due to injury while Dwaine Pretorius is completing his quarantine.

CSK Playing 11
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Devon Conway
3. Robin Uthappa
4. Ambati Rayudu
5. Ravindra Jadeja (C)
6. Shivam Dube
7. MS Dhoni (wk)
8. Dwayne Bravo
9. Chris Jordan
10. Prashant Solanki
11. Adam Milne

2. Kolkata Knight Riders

Players Unavailable: The Australian duo of Aaron Finch and Pat Cummins will not be available for the first few games of IPL 2022 because of national duty. In the absence of Cummins and Tim Southee, Sri Lanka’s Chamika Karunaratne is likely to be part of the KKR playing 11 in the first game against Chennai.

KKR Playing 11 
1. Venkatesh Iyer
2. Nitish Rana
3. Shreyas Iyer (C)
4. Sam Billings
5. Andre Russell
6. Sheldon Jackson (WK)
7. Sunil Narine
8. Shivam Mavi
9. Chamika Karunaratne
10. Varun Chakravarthy
11. Umesh Yadav

3. Delhi Capitals

Players Unavailable: The Delhi Capitals will miss three of their key players, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh and Anrich Nortje during the starting stages of Indian Premier League 2022. Warner will be in Australia attending Shane Warne’s memorial while Marsh will be participating in the limited-overs series against Pakistan. Lungi Ngidi will also not be available for the game against MI as he is yet to complete his quarantine and Nortje is yet to recover from his back injury.

DC Playing XI 
1. Prithvi Shaw
2. Mandeep Singh
3. KS Bharat/Tim Seifert
4. Rovman Powell
5. Rishabh Pant (C & WK)
6. Sarfaraz Khan
7. Axar Patel
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Mustafizur Rahman
10. Chetan Sakariya
11. Kuldeep Yadav

4. Mumbai Indians

Players Unavailable: Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will be without one of their most key players in Suryakumar Yadav during their opening game of the tournament scheduled against Delhi Capitals on 27 March. Suryakumar is yet to recover completely from a thumb injury.

MI Playing 11
1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Ishan Kishan (WK)
3. Tilak Verma
4. Tim David
5. Kieron Pollard
6. Daniel Sams
7. Sanjay Yadav
8. Mayank Markande
9. Jaydev Unadkat
10. Jasprit Bumrah
11. Tymal Mills

5. Lucknow Super Giants

Players Unavailable: The Lucknow Super Giants will be without the trio of Jason Holder, Marcus Stoinis and Kyle Mayers atleast for the opening game against Gujarat Titans on 28 March. Injured Mark Wood has been replaced by Andrew Tye.

LSG Playing 11
1. KL Rahul (C)
2. Quinton de Kock (WK)
3. Evin Lewis

4. Manish Pandey
5. Deepak Hooda
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Krishnappa Gowtham

8. Ravi Bishnoi
9. Avesh Khan
10. Dushmantha Chameera
11. Ankit Rajpoot

6. Rajasthan Royals

Players Unavailable: There are no major injury or unavailability issues for the Rajasthan Royals at this moment. RR are likely to start with Shimron Hetmyer, Jos Buttler, Trent Boult and James Neesham as the first-choice overseas players.

RR Playing 11
1. Jos Buttler (WK)
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
3. Devdutt Padikkal
4. Sanju Samson (C)
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Riyan Parag
7. James Neesham
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Trent Boult
10. Yuzvendra Chahal
11. Prasidh Krishna

7. Punjab Kings

Players Unavailable: For the Punjab Kings, Kagiso Rabada will miss the first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 27 March as he has just arrived in India. Jonny Bairstow will not be available for the first two matches because of his involvement in the ongoing Test series against West Indies. Nathan Ellis will also be unavailable for the first few games due to national duty.

PBKS Playing 11
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Mayank Agarwal (C)
3. Prabhsimran Singh (wk)
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Shahrukh Khan
6. Rishi Dhawan/Benny Howell
7. Harpreet Brar
8. Odean Smith
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Arshdeep Singh
11. Sandeep Sharma

8. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Players Unavailable: The Aussie trio of Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell and Jason Behrendorff will not be available for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first game of this IPL 2022 season against Punjab Kings on 27 March. All these three players will be available from 6 April.

RCB Playing 11 
1. Faf du Plessis (C)
2. Anuj Rawat
3. Virat Kohli
4. Mahipal Lomror
5. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
6. Sherfane Rutherford
7. Shahbaz Ahmed
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. David Wiley
10. Harshal Patel
11. Mohammed Siraj

9. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Players Unavailable: The Sunrisers Hyderabad will only miss Sean Abbott for the first few games this IPL 2022 season. Abbott is part of the Australia ODI and T20I squad for the upcoming white-ball series against Pakistan.

SRH Playing 11
1. Abhishek Sharma
2. Aiden Markram
3. Kane Williamson (C)
4. Rahul Tripathi
5. Nicholas Pooran (wk)
6. Abdul Samad
7. Washington Sundar
8. Marco Jansen
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Umran Malik
11. T Natarajan

10. Gujarat Titans

Players Unavailable: The Gujarat Titans have a single casualty as fast bowler Alzarri Joseph will be unavailable for this first few games due to his participation in the ongoing 3rd Test against England. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has replaced Jason Roy in the GT 2022 squad.

GT Playing 11
1. Shubman Gill
2. Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
3. Matthew Wade 
4. David Miller
5. Hardik Pandya (C)
6. Vijay Shankar
7. Rahul Tewatia
8. Rashid Khan
9. Mohammed Shami
10. Jayant Yadav
11. Lockie Ferguson

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