The two finalists from the previous season, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, will face off in the first match of the Tata IPL. This season, the Chennai Super Kings will defend their title. MS Dhoni passed on the CSK captaincy baton to Ravindra Jadeja just two days before the start of IPL 2022, which was huge news. Both teams have added several new players to their rosters as a result of the big auctions. Shreyas Iyer, a young Indian cricketer, has been appointed as Kolkata’s new captain for the IPL 2022 season. Ruturaj Gaikwad, the leading run-scorer in the previous edition, will open for the CSK again this season. His previous opening partner will be captaining a different franchise this season, so he’ll have to find a new one.
This season, Kolkata is set to start with youthful sensation Venkatesh Iyer and newly recruited Ajinkya Rahane. Kolkata Knight Riders’ Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch will miss the opening week of the IPL, while Moeen Ali will miss at least the first game owing to visa concerns. MS Dhoni stepped down as CSK captain on Thursday (two days before the start of the IPL 2022), handing over the reins to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. So far in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have met 26 times, including the finals in 2012 and 2021. The Chennai Super Kings have won 17 games, while the Kolkata Knight Riders have won 8 games. These two teams met three times last season, with CSK winning all three games.
Match 1 of the Tata IPL 2022: CSK vs KKR Weather Report:
On match day, the temperature is forecast to be around 29°C, with 65 percent humidity and a wind speed of 11-13 km/hr. During the game, there are no chances of rain.
Match 1 Pitch Report: CSK vs KKR Tata IPL 2022:
Wankhede Stadium’s batting surface has always been favourable. The track has a consistent bounce, and the shorter boundaries make the batters’ work even easier. There will be a lot of dew, so after winning the toss, both teams will prefer to bowl first. Wankhede Stadium is known for its high-scoring games because of its lightning-fast outfield.
Average first-inning score: This wicket’s average first-inning score is 167 runs.
Chasing teams’ track record:
The team that bats second has a fantastic record in this park. On this ground, they have a winning percentage of over 50%.
KKR against CSK Injury Update for Match 1 of the Tata IPL 2022:
Deepak Chahar of Chennai Super Kings will miss the majority of IPL 2022 due to a quadriceps injury. Dwaine Pretorius and Moeen Ali are both expected to sit out the first game.Due to the white-ball series against Pakistan, Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch will be absent for the first five games of IPL 2022 for Kolkata Knight Riders.