IPL 2022: Indian Premier League has become a global media sensation because of the involvement of some of the best overseas players in the world. On Friday, BCCI and IPL committee, after a virtual meeting, released a new format of the tournament. Including the two new teams, all the ten franchises will clash for one motive i.e. IPL 2022 Trophy. Find here more IPL 2022 Season updates and match predictions.

These ten are divided into two groups based on the seeding system. The system has been formulated by the number of titles won and the number of finals played. The last time when a major change in the IPL tournament took place was in 2011 and 2012. At that time as well BCCI made some changes in the format which left the IPL fans confused.

According to social media reports, IPL fans are still confused about the league fixtures, and there are some questions left unanswered. Overall, there will be 70 league matches with 4 playoffs and a final. IPL will begin on 26th March 2022 and the final will take place on May 29th. All 70 matches are distributed among the 4 venues i.e. 3 in Mumbai and 1 in Pune.

Dy Patil Stadium Mumabi and Wankhede Stadium Mumbai will host 20 matches each. Chennai Super Kings is part of group B with RCB, PBKS, and GT. We have compiled a list of 3 crucial fixtures which will be exciting from group B.

3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group B in IPL 2022

1) Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2022: 3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group B
IPL 2022: 3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group B

In the history of IPL, the clash between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will always go down the history. CSK vs RCB is a clash between a mentor and a student. Chennai had a brilliant run in IPL 2022. They ended up as winners and were unstoppable in the second leg of the tournament. MS Dhoni will be looking forward to playing with some new faces in his team this year.

During the first leg of the tournament, RCB was the top contender for the trophy last year. however, things completely changed in the second leg. Since 2008, both the teams have met 27 times and CSK clearly has an edge by 18 wins. In the 2021 campaign, Chennai dominated Bangalore in both fixtures. This year, under the new leadership, Bangalore will be looking forward to reversing the result.

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2) Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2022: 3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group B
IPL 2022: 3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group B

Looking at the 2021 performance of participants in group B, Chennai Super Kings clearly has an edge over all of them. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad is a tough nut to crack. Hyderabad had a very disappointing season in 2021. They finished last with just 6 points and 3 wins. However, under the new leadership and new names in the team, Hyderabad would like to revive its status in the 2022 tournament.

CSK vs SRH will be interesting because of two reasons. MS Dhoni and Kane Williamson both are top-class leaders for their national teams. Another reason was their respective intelligence for the game. Both the teams have clashed 17 times in IPL history and CSK has won 13 games. In 2021, CSK won both the games and overpowered Hyderabad in both legs.

3) Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans

IPL 2022: 3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group B
IPL 2022: 3 Crucial Fixtures to Watch Out From Group B

Gujarat Titans are one of the two new teams on the block under the leadership of Hardik Pandya. The ex-Mumbai Indians player will be eyeing to make a big effect in the upcoming season of IPL. According to reports, Gujarat Titans didn’t have good IPL mega auctions. They started slow and by the end, they were not able to figure out whom to buy and whom not to buy.

Punjab Kings, on the other side, has not given a strong performance since 2014. They have always been knocked out at the group stage. However, Punjab entered the IPL mega auction with the highest amount in purse and ended up buying some big names this year. Both Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings are underdogs for the upcoming tournament. It is always interesting to see underdogs clashing with each other. Looking for more Cricket Tips for the 2022 Season? Read more here on our site.

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