We’re still not even half past the current season of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) but people are already talking about who will be hailed as champions. Even before the season started, there have been plenty of talks about which teams will excel this season based on the 2022 Mega Auction.
And now that we’ve seen everyone show their skills on the field, fans and experts have more solid opinions on who could be the champions this season. Curious to know what they are saying on who will bring the gold this year before you find more about today’s IPL match betting odds?
Well, we’re here to give information on the latest insights about the ongoing IPL. Let’s start off with the current match ladder and where the teams are standing since the IPL kicked off on March 26:
|Kolkata Knight Riders||4||3||1||6|
|Punjab Kings XI||3||2||1||4|
|Lucknow Super Giants||3||2||1||4|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||2||1||4|
|Chennai Super Kings||3||0||3||0|
Possible Top 4 This 2022 IPL
It’s still really too early in the season to have a solid grasp of how the events will turn out. But here are the four teams that seem to be the favorites of many:
Many would agree that the Delhi Capitals have the strongest squad this season. Some of the team’s key players are Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Anrich Nortje, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Yash Dhull, and Prithvi Shaw.
It’s exciting to see how Delhi Capitals will perform with all this hype. After all, the team hasn’t won any IPL title yet.
DC has a strong batting line up and one would even say that they have the bests this season. The team also has plenty of bowling options with the names like Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman.
Punjab Kings played the Mega Auction real nice as this franchise had the highest purse value. Unlike the Delhi Capitals which retained plenty of its star players, this team only retained two. Because of this, Punjab Kings was able to build a team with a strong batting and bowling lineup.
Some of the team’s key players this season are Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Raj Bawa, Shah Rukh Khan, and Rishi Dhawan.
With the names that the team has this season, we can say that they have a stable and consistent lineup and openers. Punjab will just really need to find the balance and right lineup for crunch situations. Like Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings hasn’t won an IPL title yet.
Rajasthan Royals fans and the team itself are craving a win at the IPL again. The last time that this franchise won was in 2008 but this year’s lineup may very well be the answer to the team’s championship drought.
Some of the team’s key players this season are Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Jimmy Neesham, and Riyan Parag. RR also has quite a good variety of bowling lineup with Yuzvendra Chahal and R Ashwin. Pace bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult just make the team more solid.
Chennai Super Kings
It’s not surprising to see many people root for this year’s defending champions, Chennai Super Kings. The team was able to retain most of its players. Some of the key players in CSK are Raturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, and Moeen Ali.
Based on the full list of players who are part of CSK this year, the team has a strong top order and in-form batters. They also have plenty of replacement options. However, some would point out that the batting order is confusing or that the team seems to have plenty of batters and lacked focus on spinners and rounders.
If CSK wins again this season, it will be the fifth time that they are bringing home the championship.
These are just some of the teams that experts and fans are saying would do well this season. Other teams that are also showing great potential for winning are Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challenger Bangalore, and Gujarat Titans. Here are the latest IPL 2022 odds you can check:
|Kolkata Knight Riders||+550|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||+650|
|Lucknow Super Giants||+900|
|Chennai Super Kings||+2000|