Changes to the auction rules for IPL 2022 brought big player changes in teams. Despite this, some teams such as CSK and RCB have been able to attract enough cricketers who already have the synergy and experience in the team to showcase.
Promising players of CSK
The Chennai Super Kings are extremely focused on winning this year, for which they managed to attract especially strong players. In the CSK v RCB match, they can be called the favorites (at least on paper), as their squad is really impressive.
If everyone looks at the captain’s position alone, then one can immediately see a clear bid for this year’s championship in the person of MS Dhoni. A great leader and inspiring player on the field will try to help CSK take the gold one more time, remaining on the roster for IPL 2022.
Among the all-rounders, the situation is even more interesting. Let’s start with the retained cricketers. The first thing to pay attention to is Ravindra Jadeja. This will be the ninth year for the high-ranking bowler and batsman with the Chennai Super Kings. Throughout his career, he has shown only a high result, which is expected from him at the IPL 2022. Another retained player according to the results of the auction was the Englishman Moeen Ali, who has been playing for the team for the second year. He has a wide experience of playing in the world championships and became a valuable acquisition of the last year, which CSK decided not to refuse. Among the successful re-signings on the list is Dwayne Bravo, an active player with good synergy on the pitch and, most importantly, many years of experience with the team, which will continue this year.
Among this year’s batsmen, unfortunately, fans will not be able to see the phenomenal Suresh Raina, who was not retained or acquired at the end of the auction. This year, the team gave preference to the young Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has already managed to perform not only as an active player but also as a captain in local tournaments.
Promising players of RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore are also not far behind, having managed to put together a rather interesting squad. Among the general, it is worth noting such a confident balance as that of CSK, however, the presence of strong cricketers is quite pleasing. So in the IPL schedule, this match could be more than impressive.
The franchise has made just 3 holds for IPL 2022, including Virat Kohli, a tenacious captain and one of the strongest and highest-paid batsmen in the history of cricket. With the new line-up, he is expected to have even more confident leadership and show performance on the field.
Among those retained in 2022, the team included promising and experienced Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell, as well as wicketkeeper Mohammad Siraj, who has three years of performance in the team. Notable among the new signings was the presence of Faf du Plessis, one of last year’s CSK batsmen, whom RCB successfully acquired into their roster.
As a result, we are expecting a meeting of favorites who have played well and fortified newcomers who will fight to the last for the coveted gold of the league.