IPL 2022: Predicting the Playing XIs of MI, GT, KKR. 

Here is a look at the 3 IPL teams along with a quick analysis of the teams. Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans, and Kolkata Knight Riders have been covered below.

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The IPL 2022 Season is about to begin on the 26th of March. The teams are set after an amazing IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The teams are looking formidable but some teams do have a few loopholes. So, let us have a look at the five franchises Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Here is a look at the teams: 

Mumbai Indians IPL 2022 Team: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Rohit Sharma Batter Rahul Buddhi Batter 
Ishan Kishan Batter/Keeper Hrithik Shokeen Batter 
Suryakumar Yadav Batter Aryan Juyal Keeper 
Anmolpreet Singh Batter Luvnith Sisodia All-Rounder 
Kieron Pollard All-Rounder Fabian Allen All-Rounder 
Jofra Archer All-Rounder Riley Meredith Fast Bowler 
N Tilak Verma All-Rounder Jaydev Unadkat Fast Bowler 
Dewald Brevis Batter Jasprit Bumrah Fast Bowler 
Sanjay Yadav All-Rounder Tymal Mills Fast Bowler 
Tim David All-Rounder Daniel Sams Fast Bowler 
Arshad Khan All-Rounder Mayank Markande Spinner 
Ramandeep Singh All-Rounder Murugan Ashwin Spinner 

Expected Playing XI: 

Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, N Tilak Verma, Daniel Sams, Mayank Markande, Tymal Mills/Riley Meredith, Jasprit Bumrah

Strengths: The presence of five match-winners is a big plus point. They have got their core back. Pollard, Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah are key players like every season. Fast bowling is looking threatening with Jofra Archer in the mix.  

Weakness: The weakness of the team is the absence of an experienced middle-order batsman. They should have bid for Rassie or Malan. 

All teams are waiting to see how Ishan Kishan will justify the 15 Crore tag! IMG SRC: India TV News.

Opportunities: The opportunities are several. Tim David will have to step up in absence of Hardik Pandya. N Tilak Verma is a player who has a lot of eyeballs on him. Mayank Markande can make a comeback in the community after a few good performances.  

Threats: The threat is over-spending and reliance on Tim David. Tim David isn’t a proven match-winner in India. Mumbai has gone on his reputation.  

Gujarat Titans IPL 2022 Team: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Jason Roy Batter Darshan Nalkande All-Rounder 
Hardik Pandya All-Rounder Yash Dayal All-Rounder 
Shubman Gill Batter Alzarri Joseph Fast Bowler 
Rashid Khan Spinner Pradeep Sangwan Fast Bowler 
Abhinav Sadarangani Batter Ashok Sharma All-Rounder 
Lockie Ferguson Fast Bowler David Miller Batter 
Mohammed Shami Fast Bowler Wriddhiman Saha Batter/Keeper 
Rahul Tewatia Spinner Matthew Wade Batter/Keeper 
Noor Ahmed All-Rounder Varun Aaron Fast Bowler 
Sai Kishore Spinner Sai Sudarshan All-Rounder 
Vijay Shankar All-Rounder   
Jayant Yadav All-Rounder   
Dominic Drakes All-Rounder   

Expected Playing XI: 

Jason Roy, Shubman Gill, Abhinav Sadarangani/Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Hardik Pandya(C), Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami. 

Strengths: The presence of two explosives openers is a big plus point. They have a stable middle-order which is full of experience. Fast bowling also looks good with Shami and Lockie. Have a top-notch spin attack. 

Weakness: The absence of a good number 3 batter. Matthew Wade, Wriddhiman Saha, and Abhinav Sadarangani will have to step up.  

Opportunities: Big chance for Hardik Pandya to make a case for himself. With the emergence of Venkatesh Iyer, Pandya and his case has weakened but if Pandya can get his team to grand success, it will make a big impact.  

Big chance for Mohammed Shami to prove a point in the shortest format of the game. IMG SRC: India TV News.

Threats: The dependence on the top order is evident. If they fail, the team can fumble. Shubman Gill is also prone to injuries. And GT doesn’t have a backup opener.  

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2022 Team: 

Player Name Position Player Name Position 
Venkatesh Iyer All-Rounder Baba Indrajith All-Rounder 
Andre Russell All-Rounder Chamika Karunaratne All-Rounder 
Nitish Rana Batter Abhijeet Tomar All-Rounder 
Pat Cummins Fast Bowler Pratham Singh Bowler 
Sunil Narine All-Rounder Ashok Sharma All-Rounder 
Varun Chakravarthy Spinner Sam Billings Batter/Keeper 
Shreyas Iyer Batter Alex Hales Batter 
Shivam Mavi Bowler Tim Southee Bowler 
Sheldon Jackson Batter Mohammad Nabi All-Rounder 
Ajinkya Rahane Batter Ramesh Kumar Batter 
Rinku Singh Batter Umesh Yadav  Fast Bowler 
Anukul Roy Spinner Aman Khan Batter 
Rasikh Dar Fast Bowler   

Expected Playing XI: 

Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings (WK) /Alex Hales, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi. 

Strengths: The presence of their core players is their strength. Nitish Rana has been bought back. Pat Cummins is also back. Ajinkya Rahane can also contribute with the experience.  

Weakness: Sam Billings and Sheldon Jackson’s conundrum needs to be solved. The thing is that KKR will have to figure out who will keep wickets for them. Andre Russel is also prone to injuries; his backup needs to be found.  

Opportunities: Opportunity for Shreyas Iyer to show that he has amazing captaincy skills. He will also have the opportunity to bat up the order and make a strong case for the T20 World Cup in Australia

Threats: The threats are injuries if Andre Russell and Varun Chakravarthy. In the absence of these two players, the team looks weak. Also, Umesh Yadav leaks run at times and so does Shivam Mavi. 

Go to the official website of KKR to know more.