There have been significant personnel changes in the majority of the clubs, and there are two newcomers to the league – the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) – who are hoping to shake up the established order. IPL 2022
The start of the new Indian Premier League (IPL) season, which begins on Saturday, heralds the arrival of exciting new possibilities. There have been significant personnel changes in the majority of the clubs, and there are two newcomers to the league – the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) – who are hoping to shake up the established order.
Six of the ten teams, all of which have new captains, are experiencing an exciting period. With the retention of skipper Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians), Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals), Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals), and Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad), the franchises have placed their trust in a solid and consistent leadership structure for the future.
This 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) marks the beginning of a new era for both the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). M.S. Dhoni, the public face of Chennai Super Kings, has handed over the leadership to Ravindra Jadeja. The southpaw all-rounder will have big shoes to fill, as CSK (four-time champion and eight-time runner-up) has flourished under Dhoni’s leadership and has won four IPL 2022 titles.
Faf du Plessis of the Royal Challengers Bangalore will not be burdened by his previous triumphs, in contrast to Ravindra Jadeja. Virat Kohli, Du Plessis’ predecessor, definitely set the stage ablaze with his spectacular batting, but he failed to win a trophy throughout his nine seasons as captain of South Africa. Can Du Plessis, who was previously a proven performer for defending champion CSK, deliver the long-awaited silverware to RCB this time around?
The attention is also on Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings) and Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans), who are both making their first appearances as full-time captains in the IPL.
Because to the dangers linked with COVID-19, matches will only be held in Mumbai and Pune for the time being. Several lessons have been drawn from the first leg of the previous season (which was conducted across India), during which a high increase in COVID-19 cases among players and personnel prompted the league to be stopped.
Four stadiums will be used: Wankhede Stadium and Brabourne Stadium (both in Mumbai), D.Y. Patil Stadium (Navi Mumbai), and MCA Stadium (both in Mumbai) (Pune).
Given the fact that there will be 70 league matches spread over two months, the pitches are destined to become slower and lower as the tournament progresses. Spinners, as well as speedsters such as Harshal Patel (RCB) and Jaydev Unadkat (MI), who can mislead hitters with slight pace fluctuations, will naturally hold sway in this situation.
A limited number of spectators will be permitted inside stadiums, similar to the UAE leg of the IPL in 2021.
Some players will be unable to participate in the IPL’s opening rounds due to international commitments. Despite the fact that they were not selected for the white-ball squads for the tour to Pakistan, Australians Pat Cummins (KKR), David Warner (DC), Josh Hazlewood (RCB), and Glen Maxwell (RCB) have been denied permission by Cricket Australia to join their respective franchises until April 6. IPL 2022
The fact that unheralded names are given the opportunity to rise to prominence is perhaps the most satisfying component of the IPL. Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR), Abhinav Manohar (GT), Rajvardhan Hangargekar (CSK), and Anuj Rawat (RCB) are just a few of the players that will be looking to make a name for themselves and light up the stage.
This jam-packed schedule, which includes 12 double headers, has the potential to induce sensory overload. The entertainment on offer, on the other hand, is indisputable. IPL 2022