IPL 2022: Average squad age of all teams in the season

IPL 2022: Average squad age of all teams in the season

Chennai Super Kings have the highest average age amongst all squads.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Fielding and running between the wickets are departments in which a player’s athleticism might be restricted due to age. Once a player crosses 35, he/she might lose reflexes and become a liability for the team. However, some cricketers have systematically proved that this hypothesis is not correct. The average age is a measure that reflects a squad’s resolution to make way for the next-gen cricketers.

Dropping catches, inability to save boundaries, and incompetency to rotate the strike are some of the characteristics of an aged player. For instance, Chris Gayle, owing to age reasons, does not rotate the strike by taking quick singles. He usually fields in the short third man or short fine leg position as he is not quick enough. In the IPL, where the competition is cut-throat, having a blend of youth and experience becomes important.

Here is the average squad age of all teams in IPL 2022

1. Chennai Super Kings – 29

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings had a brilliant run in the previous edition of the competition but they were labeled as ‘Daddy’s Army’ during their comeback campaign due to the lack of young players in the squad.

Things have not changed much in terms of the average age of the squad for the men in yellow over the past few years. However, terminating the services of Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis has substantially reduced the mean squad age from 32 to 29.

The probability of playing young talents like Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Narayan Jagadeesan, Hari Nishanth, Bhagath Verma, and KM Asif to start a game adoring the yellow jersey is highly unlikely, meaning that the average age of the starting eleven is much higher.

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