CSK vs KKR Prediction- Who Will Win The Match Between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders? IPL 2022, Match 1. Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are set to lock horns in the opening game of IPL 2022. The CSK vs KKR match will take place on March 26 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Both the teams last collided in the final of IPL 2021, where Chennai Super Kings emerged winners by 27 runs. CSK will be led by their new skipper Ravindra Jadeja in IPL 2022. For Kolkata Knight Riders, Shreyas Iyer is the new captain of the team.
Chennai Super Kings retained 4 players in their squad ahead of IPL 2022. They were MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. During the auction, the team bought some crucial players like Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Adam Milne, and Shivam Dube.
Talking about Kolkata Knight Riders, they retained 4 players in their squad for the season in the form of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Venkatesh Iyer. During the IPL 2022 auction, they bought key players like Shreyas Iyer, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee among others.
For Chennai Super Kings, they will be short of three top players Deepak Chahar, Moeen Ali, and Dwaine Pretorius in the opening game. While Deepak Chahar is recovering from an injury, Moeen Ali and Dwaine Pretorius have not arrived in India yet.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, Alex Hales has opted out of the tournament due to bubble issues. The team has roped in Aaron Finch as the replacement.
Recent Venue Records (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai)
Total Matches- 7
Matches won batting first – 2
Matches won bowling first – 5
Average 1st Inns scores- 194
Average 2nd Inns scores- 182
Highest total recorded- 240/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest total recorded- 172/10 (20 Ov) by AFG vs SA
Highest score chased- 230/8 (19.4 Ov) by ENG vs SA
Lowest score defended- 209/5 (20 Ov) by SA vs AFG