TATA IPL 2022 CSK v KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI against Chennai Super Kings

KKR, captained by Shreyas Iyer, won the toss and choose to bowl against CSK.

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.

Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Kolkata, says they will have a bowl first without any hesitation. Adds that he is honored to become a part of the Kolkata franchise and there will be dew on the ground that’s why they will bowl first. Informs that they have gone with three overseas players tonight, Sam Billings, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. Also adds that he, Billings and Rahane got their caps tonight playing for the first time for the franchise.

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Prior to the auction, KKR had retained Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, and Varun Chakravarthy. The squad purchased players like as Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Nitish Rana, Mohammad Nabi, and Sam Billing at the auction.

To date, the Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have met 25 times. CSK has a significant lead over KKR, having won 17 games thus far. Over KKR, Chennai Super Kings have a 68 percent victory record.

At the Wankhede Stadium, a new-look Kolkata team, led by Shreyas Iyer, will have an opportunity to exact retribution. Both teams, by the way, have new captains for the competition.