Chennai vs Kolkata Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer will take over the mantle of captaincy for Chennai and Kolkata respectively as the two teams kick-start their campaign for the 15th edition of Indian T20 League. There are three major players unavailable this weekend, Moeen Ali and Deepak Chahar for Chennai, Aaron Finch and Pat Cummins for Kolkata. How the two teams manage their squads, remains to be seen.

Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana and Chamika Karunaratne could make an appearance for their respective teams. Devon Conway could be used like a floater by Chennai. He averages 61.63 and strikes at 134.65 in T20s against spin.

Key Highlights:


Indian T20 League 2022

Match No.



Wankhede, Mumbai

Telecast Time

7:30 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

32°C, humid conditions, dew factor

Pitch Conditions

Batting wicket, some help for spinners

Key Players

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell

Chennai vs Kolkata – Match 1: Venue Details

The match between Chennai vs Kolkata will be played at the Wankhede in Mumbai & telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 190+ (Par score here)

Chennai vs Kolkata: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

First match of the season will be played at the Wankhede in Mumbai. Batsmen have usually done better on this pitch with some high-scoring encounters. Spinners are effective in the middle overs. The weather is expected to be humid, with a dew factor.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket in Chennai vs Kolkata match:

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad has 839 runs in 22 matches so far in his Indian T20 League career. He averages a solid 46.61.
  • Shreyas Iyer has amassed 2375 runs in 87 matches and has a new team to lead out this year. His Indian T20 League average is around 31.66.
  • Ravindra Jadeja takes over from the legendary MS Dhoni as captain. He has an enviable record of 200 matches, 2386 runs and 127 wickets.
  • Andre Russell with 84 matches, 1700 runs and 72 wickets is a big match all-rounder for Kolkata.

Expert Opinion on Chennai vs Kolkata match

Kolkata is packed with all-rounders, if you are going Kolkata heavy, then it would be wise to make them as captain or vice-captain. From Chennai, Jadeja, Conway and Gaikwad make good captaincy/vice-captaincy choices.

Kolkata vs Chennai Power Tips

Gamezy Power Tips: Chennai vs Kolkata Match 1

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Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja
  • Vice-Captain choices: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Devon Conway
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