In a surprising turn of events, MS Dhoni, just two days before the commencement of IPL 2022 stepped down as the captain of the team and handed over the captaincy to fellow cricketer and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
Moeen Ali will miss the first game of CSK due to visa issues while Ruturaj Gaikwad, the orange cap winner of IPL 2021 will open the innings for CSK once again.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, appointed Shreyas Iyer as their new skipper for IPL 2022. The lanky all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer, along with Ajinkya Rahane are expected to open the innings for KKR.
Talking about their head-to-head record, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other a total of 26 times in IPL so far, where Chennai Super Kings have emerged victorious in 17 games while the Kolkata Knight Riders have 8 wins in their bag.
CSK vs KKR Match Details
- Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 1
- Date: Saturday, March 26, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
CSK vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at Wankhede Stadium is expected to favour the batters more as compared to bowlers. The powerplay overs will be key, with the pacers expected to get the ball to swing early on. The batters will ideally look to spend some time in the middle before shifting gears. The captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first.
CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head Records
Chennai Super Kings & Kolkata Knight Riders Form
CSK vs KKR Predicted Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni (WK), Maheesh Theekshana/Chris Jordan, Dwayne Bravo, Tushar Deshpande, Adam Milne.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (WK), Andre Russell, Chamika Karunaratne, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav.
Match Predictions For Match 1 – CSK vs KKR
If Chennai Super Kings Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Kolkata Knight Riders Powerplay Score: 45-55
- Kolkata Knight Riders Overall Score: 170-190
Kolkata Knight Riders win the match.
If Kolkata Knight Riders Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Chennai Super Kings Powerplay Score: 40-50
- Chennai Super Kings Overall Score: 150-170
Kolkata Knight Riders Riders win the match.
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