Fans are excited as IPL 2022 (season 15) is set to begin from 26th March, Friday. The inclusion of two new teams Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants will make this year’s IPL more exciting and competitive.
Former Punjab Kings captain is set to lead Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Former Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead Gujarat Titans (GT) in this season.
Earlier, In the month of February, IPL Mega Auction had commenced. It was a new and fresh start for all the franchises to build their team.
The tournament began with the encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on 26th March, Saturday.
Earlier, in the match Kolkata’s new captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and as expected elected to bowl first. He justified his decision by the fact that the ball moves a lot during the initial half of the game and the pitch gets easier to bat on as the match progresses because of dew.
Chennai Super Kings XI:
R Gaikwad, D Conway, R Uthappa, A Rayudu, Jadeja (c) , MS Dhoni (wk), S Dube, D Bravo, A Milne, T Deshpande, M Santner.
Kolkata knight Riders XI:
S Iyer (c), A Rahane, V Iyer, N Rana, A Russell, S Billings, S Narine, S Jackson (wk), S Mavi, U Yadav, V Chakravarthy.
Unfortunately, Chennai lost both the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway very early. As the veteran, Umesh Yadav showed his skills with the new ball. Shivam Mavi and Umesh Yadav bowled very tight lines and lengths to restrict Chennai’s batters from scoring quick runs.
Ambati Rayudu gets lucky :
Both the experienced players of Chennai Robin Uttapah and Ambati Rayudu were building a small partnership. Kolkata’s captain Shreyas Iyer introduced Varun Chakravarthy in the 6th over to provide a breakthrough.
The mystery spinner bowled a google and Ambati Rayudu was unable to read it, he tried to slog sweep the ball into the stands but was unable to connect it, The ball nicked the inside edge of the bat and slightly touched the leg stump. Everyone was in shock as the bails didn’t fall.