IPL 2022
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The IPL 2022 Mega Auction is done. The teams have been formed. Several teams look very good on paper and there are mediocre ones as well. Mumbai and Gujarat look like they missed the mark this time. Lucknow and Punjab on the other hand have done exceptionally well. These are claims made by several analysts, and pundits of the game. Here is a look at the squads that have been made and the expected playing XIs of all the teams: 

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2022 Teams: 

Player Name Position  Player Name Position 
Ruturaj Gaikwad Batter Rajvardhan Hangergekar All-Rounder 
Robin Uthappa Batter Prashant Solanki All-Rounder 
Moeen Ali All-Rounder Dwaine Pretorious All-Rounder 
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Batter/Keeper Devon Conway Batter 
Ravindra Jadeja All-Rounder Mitchell Santner All-Rounder 
Dwayne Bravo All-Rounder Adam Milne Batter 
Ambati Rayudu Batter/Keeper Shivam Dube All-Rounder 
KM Asif Bowler Hari Nishant Batter 
Deepak Chahar Bowler N Jagadeesan Batter 
Subranshu Senapati Batter Chris Jordan  All-Rounder 
Tushar Deshpande Bowler Bhagat Verma All-Rounder 
Mukesh Chaudhary Batter Simarjeet Singh All-Rounder 
Maheesh Teekshana Bowler   

Playing XI: 

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Adam Milne/Chris Jordan, Tushar Deshpande/ KM Asif. 

China Thala Rania will not be with CSK this season. IMG SRC: India TV News

Strengths: Same core. Experience. MSD Factor. 

Weakness: The backup of Deepak Chahar is absent. They should have gone for an Indian bowler. 

Opportunities: Best for Tushar Deshpande and KM Asif. Maheesh Teekshana can also make a mark. 

Threats: The threat is injuries. With the experience, injuries also come in.  

Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022 Teams: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
KL Rahul Batter Mohsin Khan Bowler 
Quinton De Kock Batter/Keeper Aayush Badoni Batter 
Deepak Hooda All-Rounder Shabaz Nadeem  Spin Bowler 
Manish Pandey Batter Manan Vohra Batter 
Marcus Stoinis All-Rounder Dushmantha Chameera Fast Bowler 
Krunal Pandya All-Rounder Ewin Lewis Batter 
Jason Holder All-Rounder Mayank Yadav Bowler 
Ravi Bishnoi Spin Bowler Kyle Mayers All-Rounder 
Ankit Rajpoot Fast Bowler   
Krishnappa Gowtham All-Rounder   
Mark Wood Fast Bowler   
Avesh Khan Fast Bowler   

Expected Playing XI: 

KL Rahul (C), Quinton De Kock, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Ankit Rajpoot. 

Manish Pandey will get a good chance to bat at the top of the order. IMG SRC: India TV News.

Strengths: The all-rounders and Batting core. Fast bowling also looks good with Wood and Avesh. 

Weakness: All bases covered but by knit picking you have over-reliance on all-rounders, which is not beneficial always.  

Opportunities: Manish Pandey can bat up the order. Deepak Hooda has to bat at number 4. Both players are looking to seal a spot on the national team. Ravi Bishnoi is the leader of the spin attack. 

Threats: Injury scare surrounds Mark Wood. Dushmantha Chameera can be roped in. Ankit Rajpoot also concedes runs in a few games, should have gone for Ishant. 

Punjab Kings IPL 2022 Team: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Mayank Agarwal Batter Raj Angad Bawa All-Rounder 
Shikhar Dhawan Batter Sandeep Sharma Bowler 
Kagiso Rabada Bowler Liam Livingstone All-Rounder 
Arshdeep Singh Bowler Prerak Mankad Batter 
Jonny Bairstow Batter/Keeper Odean Smith All-Rounder 
Rahul Chahar Bowler Nathan Ellis Bowler 
Prabhsimran Singh Batter Atharva Taide Batter 
Harpreet Brar All-Rounder Bhanuka Rajapaksha Batter 
Shahrukh Khan All-Rounder Benny Howell All-Rounder 
Jitesh Sharma Batter Ansh Patel Bowler 
Ishan Porel Bowler Baltej Singh Bowler 
Vaibhav Arora Bowler Writhik Chatterjee  
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder   

Expected XI: 

Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal(c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan/Prabhsimran Singh, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma/Ishan Porel. 

Strengths: The batting looks solid. They have all batting basics covered. Experienced openers and hard-hitting finishers. Watch out for Rishi Dhawan. 

Weakness: No evident weaknesses. One of the top IPL 2022 Teams. However, should have gone for 1 more middle-order batsman. Rassie, Malan, Morgan anyone. 

Opportunities: Big opportunity for Arshdeep as he will be an important part of the attack. Rishi Dhawan is making a comeback to the IPL. Ishan Porel can also get a chance. 

Threats: Failure of big names like Liam Livingstone and Odean Smith. We have seen many megastars failing in the Indian conditions so that is possible. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Team: 

Player Names Position Player Names Position 
Virat Kohli Batter Chama Milind Fast Bowler 
Faf Du Plessis Batter David Willey All-Rounder 
Glenn Maxwell All-Rounder Aneeshwar Gautam Spinner 
Dinesh Kartik Batter/Keeper Karn Sharma Spinner 
Josh Hazlewood Fast Bowler Siddharth Kaul Fast Bowler 
Wanindu Hasaranga All-Rounder Luvnith Sisodiya All-Rounder 
Mahipal Lomror Batter Harshal Patel All-Rounder 
Anuj Rawat Batter/Keeper Mohammad Siraj Fast Bowler 
Akash Deep Keeper/Batter   
Finn Allen Batter   
Sherfane Rutherford All-Rounder   
Jason Behrendorf Fast Bowler   
Suyash Prabhu Desai Batter   

Expected Playing XI: 

Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, Suyash Prabhudesai/Akash Deep, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror/Shabaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj. 

Strengths: Have a good playing XI. Experienced batters. Virat, Dinesh, Faf, and Maxi are good picks.  

Weakness: They are short of one Indian established batter in the middle-order. On the day when big names fail, they do not have a backup. They should have gone for Raina, Rayudu, or any of the other names. 

Opportunities: The biggest opportunity for Shahbaz Ahmed and Mahipal Lomror. Both will be getting sufficient games to prove themselves. 

Threats: They do not have a backup for Siraj or Harshal. Siddhart Kaul is the only experienced backup. Also, the spin department looks over-reliant on Wanindu, Karn Sharma will play a big role. 

Rajasthan Royals: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Sanju Samson Keeper/Batter Trent Boult Fast Bowler 
Jos Butler Keeper/Batter Anunay Singh All-Rounder 
Devdutt Padikkal Batter Kuldeep Sen Bowler 
Yashasvi Jaiswal Batter Karun Nair Batter 
Shimron Hetmyer Batter Dhruv Jurel Batter 
David Miller Batter Tejas Baroka All-Rounder 
Riyan Parag All-Rounder Kuldeep Yadav All-Rounder 
Ravichandran Ashwin All-Rounder Shubham Garhwal All-Rounder 
Yuzvendra Chahal Spinner Nathan Coulter-Nile All-Rounder 
KC Carriapa Spinner James Neesham All-Rounder 
Navdeep Saini Fast Bowler Rassie Van Der Dussen Batter 
Obed McCoy Fast Bowler Daryl Mitchell All-Rounder 
Prasidh Krishna Fast Bowler   

Expected Playing XIs: 

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Butler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(c), Rassie Van Der Dussen/David Miller, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzi Chahal, Prasidh Krishna. 

One out of Jos and Yashasvi will have to make place for Devdutt Padikkal. IMG SRC: India TV News.

Strengths: Top-heavy batting. Jaiswal, Butler, and Padikkal will have to fire. Have two experienced batsmen in the form of Rassie and Daryl Mitchell. Fast bowling also looks elite. 

Weakness: If James Neesham can fire then fine, else they are short of a finisher. 

Opportunities: The best opportunity lies for RR the entire team. The team is good and can go all the way to win the cup. They have never had such a balanced team before.  

Threats: They have a big question on how to solve, the Yashasvi, Padikkal, and Butler puzzle. One of the 3 has to bat number 3 or down the order. One of the 3 will have to adjust.  

Check more details on the official website of IPL.