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| On Mar 28, 2022 1:01 PM IST

CSK vs KKR, Match 1 of IPL 2022: 100K GIVEAWAY iGamio Prediction for Chennai vs Kolkata Indian Premier League

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CSK vs KKR: Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will kick off the much-awaited 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on March 26, Saturday evening at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams were the finalists in the previous edition before MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings secured 27 runs win in the summit clash to lay their hands on the trophy for the 4th time and Eoin Morgan’s side finished as the runner up.

However, this season both the teams will be led by a different and rather young captain and a thrilling contest is expected to take place. While Chennai Super Kings will be led by Ravindra Jadeja, Kolkata Knight Riders will play under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer.

 

Chennai vs Kolkata IPL 2022 

Match 1, Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Indian Premier League 2022

26 March, 7:30 PM IST

Wankhede stadium, Mumbai

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IPL 2022 Pitch Report

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has red soil and is typically a batting paradise. Plenty of sixes and fours are expected with the ball coming nicely to the bat. In the second innings, a little dew is also expected so the toss-winning captain is expected to opt to chase.

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CSK vs KKR Prediction for Today Match

CSK Playing XI (likely)

  • Moeen Ali and Deepak Chahar are set to miss the opening game
  • Moeen Ali has landed in Mumbai but is expected to be ruled out of the opening clash as per COVID -19 quarantine protocols
  • Deepak Chahar is nursing an injury at NCA and hasn’t joined the squad yet
  • South Africa’s Dwaine Pretorius is also unavailable for the opening game
  • Devon Conway, Dwyane Bravo, Chris Jordan, and M Theekshana are all available

Devon Conway
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Robin Uthappa
Ambati Rayudu
Shivam Dube
MS Dhoni
Ravindra Jadeja
Dwayne Bravo
Adam Milne
Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Chris Jordan/Maheesh Theekshana

 

Ruturaj Gaikwad Stats

Ruturaj Gaikwad was the Orange Cap holder of the last season and is one of the key batters for the WhistlePodu Army. He was in terrific form in Syed Mushtaq Ali and Vijay Hazare Trophy and will look to continue his form.

Matches Runs Strike Rate vs KKR IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
22 839 132.12 208 runs from 4 matches at an avg of 52 635 runs from 16 matches 32, 70, 12, 13, 101

 

Ambati Rayudu Stats 

Rayudu has been a consistent contributor with the bat for CSK in the last couple of seasons, especially in the middle order. In Moeen Ali’s absence, his role becomes even more pivotal and will be a valuable pick.

Matches Runs Strike Rate vs KKR IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
175 3916 127.47 428 runs from 20 innings 62 runs from 14 matches & 16 wickets DNB, 1, 4, 55, 2

 

Ravindra Jadeja Stats

India’s star all-rounder and CSK’s new skipper Ravindra Jadeja showcased his fine touch in the recently concluded red-ball series against Sri Lanka and will be hoping to replicate the same in the 20- over format.

Matches Runs Wickets vs KKR IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
200 2386 127 393 runs from 27 matches & 18 wickets 227 runs from 16 matches & 13 wickets 2/37, 0 & 1/23, 15 & 0/9, 1 & 2/28, 32 & 0/9

 

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KKR Playing XI (likely)

  • Aaron Finch is unavailable for starting few games
  • Pat Cummins is also unavailable for starting few games
  • Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Tim Southee are available

 

Ajinkya Rahane
Venkatesh Iyer
Shreyas Iyer
Nitish Rana
Sam Billings
Andre Russell
Sunil Narine
Tim Southee
Varun Chakrvarthy
Umesh Yadav
Shivam Mavi

 

Venkatesh Iyer Stats

Venkatesh Iyer was one of the retentions for KKR ahead of the mega auction and will open the innings again. He turned out to be a sensation in IPL 2021 second phase in Dubai which helped him make India debut. He can come in handy with the ball as well and is a must-have pick.

Matches Runs Average vs CSK IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
10 370 41.11 68 runs from 2 innings 370 runs from 10 innings & 3 wickets 50, 55, 26, 38, 8

 

Andre Russell Stats

Andre Russell is a key all-rounder in Kolkata Knight Riders. He has slammed 1700 runs and also picked up 72 wickets in his 87 matches IPL career so far.

Matches Runs Strike Rate vs CSK IPL 2021
84 1700 178.57 300 runs from 11 marches 183 runs from 10 matches & 11 wickets

 

Shreyas Iyer Stats in IPL

Newly appointed KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer was in terrific form in the T20I series against Sri Lanka and will be hoping to continue his fine form.

Matches Runs Strike Rate vs CSK In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
87 2375 123.95 236 runs from 11 innings 175 runs from 8 matches 30, 1, 18, 2, 33

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Who will win Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders today match?

  • As per CSK vs KKR today match prediction , Chennai Super Kings are favourite to win this fixture
  • CSK has an upper hand when it comes to head-to-head meetings, winning 17 of the 26 meetings
  • Both teams met thrice in the previous edition and Chennai Super Kings won all of them

CSK vs KKR Fantasy Cricket Tips

Wicket-keepers: MS Dhoni

Batsmen:  Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu

All-rounder: Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell

Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Dwayne Bravo, Varun Chakravarthy

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CSK vs KKR Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer

For Grand League: Ambati Rayudu, Andre Russell

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