IPL 2022: 3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group A
IPL 2022: BCCI and IPL committee has released a new format for IPL 2022 tournament. IPL 2022 will be seen with some of the biggest changes in the recent past. Two new teams were already introduced to be part of the tournament. During the mega auction, IPL franchises bought some young faces for their squad and now it IPL tournament will have a completely different format. Get the latest IPL Team List and 2022 Season match predictions.
There are two groups in the new format and both the groups have five teams each. Every team will play two matches with their fellow group team and one match each with the opposite group team. A total of 70 league fixtures and 4 playoffs and a final will be played. It is expected that this year’s tournament will be a tough road for all the teams to reach the pinnacle of their success.
IPL teams are in the process to finalize their playing XI as of now. The declaration of the new format will certainly be kept in mind. However, questions have been raised and a large group of IPL fans is left scratching their heads while trying to understand the new format of the tournament. BCCI has again completed things in terms of the new format of IPL.
Nevertheless, on the basis of group design, here is our list of 3 exciting clashes to watch out for from Group A.
3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group A in IPL 2022
1) Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the history of IPL. They have won 5 IPL trophies and have been part of 1 final till now. The only team which is next best in Group A is Kolkata Knight Riders. The two-time champions were unstoppable in the last year’s tournament. They reached the finals but unfortunately were defeated by Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have an interesting history of clashes.
They both have met 29 times in the history of IPL and Mumbai Indians already carry an extra edge by winning 22 games. KKR has won only 7 games till now but looking at their current squad, they are expected to give a tough fight to MI. In 2021, they both met for the last time on September 23 and KKR turned out to be the winners. Get here for more IPL Betting Tips from the experts.
2) Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have been arch-rivals since the inception of IPL. They both are strong teams and they both carry a persona of domination. MI has Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan as opening pairs whereas Delhi has David Warner and Prithvi Shaw. Jasprit Bumrah will be leading the pace attack for MI and Anrich Nortje will be for Delhi Capitals.
Both the teams have clashed for 30 matches in history. MI has won 16 and DC has won 14 and these numbers are proof of their rivalries. In the 2021 camping of Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals was one of the primary reasons to stop them at fifth position in the point table. Delhi Capitals won both the clashes in 2021 and qualified to play in the playoffs.
3) Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants
Another interesting fixture will be between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants. Rajasthan Royals have won the IPL title in 2008 and since then their stars have not shined. Since 2 has not reached the finals and they were knocked out thrice at the group stage. This year, the Royals have done some major changes to their squad and will be expected to give their blood and sweat to the team.
Lucknow Super Giants, on the other hand, is a new team on the block. They have KL Rahul, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, and many more big names in their squad. Lucknow would like to start their camping by overpowering one of the weakest teams in the tournament. However, the Royals have players like Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler who would like to stop the Giants at any cost. Get the Best Betting Apps for IOS and Android here.