Chennai will cross swords with Kolkata in match 1 of Indian T20 League 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, March 26. The Indian T20 League 2022 season opener will begin from 7:30 PM IST.
Chennai vs Kolkata odds for Indian T20 League 2022
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Chennai vs Kolkata recent form
Since both teams will be playing their first match of the season, their recent form is difficult to gauge. However, a look back at how both sides finished last season shows that the teams will be confident heading into the Indian T20 League 2022 season opener. Furthermore, it’s also worth noting that Chennai beat Kolkata in last season’s final.
Chennai: W, W, L, L, L
Kolkata: L, W, W, W, W
Chennai vs Kolkata cricket head-to-head
The head-to-head doesn’t paint a pretty picture if you are a Kolkata fan. In 25 Indian T20 League matches between the two teams over the years, four-time champions Chennai have got the better of two-time winners Kolkata on 17 occasions, while Kolkata have emerged triumphant eight times. The last five meetings between the teams have seen Chennai win four times.
Chennai vs Kolkata prediction for Indian T20 League 2022
With new players and revamped squads for both teams heading into the new campaign, picking an outright winner from this fixture isn’t straightforward. However, Chennai’s squad boasts experienced names who have been a part of the Tamil Nadu-based franchise for some time now, meaning they will take less time to gel with their new teammates. With that in mind, Chennai will have a slight edge and are likely to claim maximum points on Saturday.
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