Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) haven’t had an ideal start as they lost their first two matches of the IPL 2022. Just ahead of the season, CSK stalwart MS Dhoni stunned his fans by announcing his decision to relinquish the captaincy after leading the team in 213 matches in 12 seasons.
Dhoni passed the baton to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who will have to absorb the pressure of carrying the legacy of his predecessor. CSK posted a low score of 131 in the IPL 2022 opener against KKR and despite scoring 210 against IPL debutants Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), the inexperienced bowling unit of CSK failed to defend the big total.
The only solace for CSK supporters in those two matches was the return of Dhoni – the finisher- as the former skipper scored 50 off 38 balls in the first match to power CSK to 131 and made 16 in six balls to take past his side over 200-run mark.
IPL 2022 CSK squad
CSK will be hoping for the quick recovery of their ace bowler Deepak Chahar, who suffered a hamstring injury ahead of India’s T20I series against Sri Lanka.
CSK squad for IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorious, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar (injured), Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, KM Asif, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Hari Nishanth, Subranshu Senapati.
IPL 2022: CSK schedule and match details
|Match No.||Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)||Result|
|1||26-Mar||CSK vs KKR||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Lost by six wickets|
|2||31-Mar||LSG vs CSK||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM||Lost by six wickets|
|3||3-Apr||CSK vs PBKS||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|4||9-Apr||CSK vs SRH||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|5||12-Apr||CSK vs RCB||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|6||17-Apr||GT vs CSK||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|7||21-Apr||MI vs CSK||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|8||25-Apr||PBKS vs CSK||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|9||1-May||SRH vs CSK||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|10||4-May||RCB vs CSK||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune||7:30 PM|
|11||8-May||CSK vs DC||Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|12||12-May||CSK vs MI||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|
|13||15-May||CSK vs GT||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||3:30 PM|
|14||20-May||RR vs CSK||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||7:30 PM|