IPL 2022 Predictions
IPL 2022 Predictions for who will win IPL 2022? With the 15th mega edition of the Indian Premier League T20 competition just a month away, we take a look at each team’s chances in the tournament. It is that time of the year when ten teams, will compete among each other to win the coveted Indian Premier League trophy. The mega-event, studded with celebrities and star players, from India and abroad, is expected to begin from 26th March to May 26th, 2022. Here is a look at each club, we will look at which team is strong in IPL 2022, and let you know who we think will win the event.
The IPL 2022 season is fast approaching, and now that the teams are confirmed, the schedule is set, and the venues selected, the teams can begin their preparations in their bids to become the 15th winners of the Indian Premier League trophy. With that said, let’s have a look at where that trophy might be heading this season. Let’s start by looking at the odds to win, and then we will take a brief look at the teams, and we will conclude with an IPL winners prediction.
Which Team is Strong in IPL 2022?
The bookmakers, like many, are expecting the Chennai Super Kings to retain their title and continue their dominance over the tournament. But it won’t be easy for sure, Let’s have a brief look at all the teams and their expected performance in this season.
Chennai Super Kings: The fan-favourite CSK has a balanced team this time. There is no doubt that they have a lineup that will surely be beneficial to the team defending their title. Rituraj Gaikwad was the leading run-scorer of the tournament in IPL 2021. Their management has many choices this time. They have a great captain and as well as great all-rounders to back them. They released some aged players to make room for youngsters. If they utilize it well, we can surely expect CSK to have a great tournament this year as well. Will there be “Whistle Podu” everywhere this year? Let’s see!
Mumbai Indians: The Mumbai Indians are looking to become the first team in IPL history to win five titles in IPL, and they have a good lineup, you certainly wouldn’t bet against that happening. Though they have failed to reached playoffs last season, they have learned from their mistakes. This is evident from this year’s auction. They have also bolstered their bowling attack with the additions of Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, and youngster Mayank Markande. The Indians will no doubt be a great team. Can they justify their motto “Duniya Hila Denge Hum!“? It would be fun to see!
Royal Challengers Bangalore: The Challengers have never won the IPL, but the bookmakers give them a good chance of breaking their duck this season. They haven’t reached the final since 2016 and have not offered up much competition since then. However, there was definite improvement last season, which gives them something to build on. They also went big in the IPL auction to retain their star performers. Fans will surely miss their “Mr. 360″, Ab de Villiers. Faf Du Plessis is surely a great addition to the team. They will look to build on last season’s third-placed league finish, and the semi-finals will be a minimum for them.
Delhi Capitals: The Delhi Capitals is another side that has never won the IPL, but they have been knocking on the day recently. They finished first(in the league stage) in 2021 and were the runner was up in 2020. Can they go that one step further this year? They looked capable of challenging Chennai last year, but they lacked experience in the big games and ultimately fell short. However, with the experience of reaching last year’s semi-final and the addition of David Warner, who has a more significant point to prove than anyone in this year’s tournament. They have every chance of winning this year’s tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Since winning the tournament for the only time in their history in 2016, the Sunrisers have been one of the most consistent performers in the IPL, and they haven’t finished outside the top four(till 2021). They retained most of their team from last season and made some significant changes in this auction. The Sunrisers will make a bold bid to get back to the top.
Kolkata Knight Riders: The Knight Riders have been on the cusp of being a good side for the past four or five years. There is certainly no shortage of talent in their ranks, and they have a big responsibility. KKR has big-hitters like Andre Rusell, Pat Cummins, and more. They will need to rely on their heavy hitters to set some big totals. They also have worked in their bowling department. Is “KKR hai taiyar!“? Let’s find out in this season!
Rajasthan Royals: Since their two-year suspension in 2016 – 2017, the Royals have declined each year, culminating in a last-place finish last year. They have some very talented players, like Josh Buttler, Sanju Samson to name a few. They have made significant changes in the bowling lineup too. Let’s see if it helps them in the tournament.
Punjab Kings: The Punjab Kings are hoping that a change of name will rejuvenate them this season. Since reaching the final in 2014, which they lost, they have struggled to make the playoffs each year. They have brought in big names like Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada to name a few. They will have a big responsibility to make their team win this season.
Lucknow Super Giants: The new entrants LSG had a great auction in their first year. This is probably a great chance for them to set a record becoming the first newcomer team to win IPL in their first season. KL Rahul is in great form, along with T20 masters like Marcus Stoinis, Avesh Khan, Krunal Pandya and others. Lucknow will surely be a tough team to deal with in this season.
Gujarat Titans: Along with Lucknow Super Giants, Gujarat Titans also have a chance to set a record in IPL. They have a good squad with experienced t20 players in their lineup. Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Shubman Gill, are the ones to watch for. Hopes are high, let’s watch if they can match it with their performance.
Which team is most likely to win the IPL trophy this year? Vote below for the best IPL squad 2022. Our tip: Chennai Super Kings to make it to the playoffs.
Winner Prediction: Chennai Super Kings/ Mumbai Indians to win IPL 2022.
Runners Up: Delhi Capitals / Royal Challengers Banglore