IPL 2022: Predicting first-choice overseas players of each team
This IPL season would give fans an eye feast with two new teams joining the cash-rich league.
Updated - Mar 2, 2022 12:28 pm
The IPL 2022 Auction saw bidding wars for various cricketing talents from all over the world. The two-day event was a much-awaited one for the cricket fans and finally, the franchises got their squads for the season. This season would give fans an eye feast with two new teams joining the cash-rich league.
The season will start on March 26 and would be ending in the final week of May. The season will be a little different from previous seasons as it will see a 10-team encounter with two brand new teams coming into action. The league is getting bigger this time and it is all set to gain more popularity in the coming years.
The IPL gives a platform for the Indian players but it also gives exposure to the overseas players and they also get indulged in the gala cricket event. Every IPL team has an iconic overseas player who has been doing well for the team in the last seasons. This season, the teams have bought some extraordinary T20 stars who are all set to represent their respective franchises.
In this article, we will predict team-wise four best overseas player combinations in IPL 2022
1. Chennai Super Kings
Devon Conway: The late bloomer has been doing really well for the Kiwi side since his international debut. He has been scoring runs at a consistently good average in all three formats. The franchise might use him to fill the position of Faf du Plessis as an opening partner of Ruturaj Gaikwad. CSK will want him to continue his international form in his first IPL season.
Moeen Ali: The role of the English all-rounder will be a huge one for the franchise in the upcoming season. The franchise backed him a lot in the previous season giving him the opportunity to play as at number three in the batting order despite having Suresh Raina too in the squad. He might be seen batting at number three and deceiving batters with his tricky off-spin.
Dwayne Bravo: Dwayne Bravo has been playing in CSK’s yellow for years. The veteran T20 star will wear the yellow jersey again in the 2022 season. It is said that the wrong side of the 30s is the right side of the experience and Bravo is a spot-on example of this. DJ Bravo has already retired from international cricket and most probably it will be the last IPL season for him too.
Chris Jordan: Chris Jordan is a nice addition to the CSK franchise. Jordan has played for most of the IPL teams and he has the experience of playing at this level. The England pacer is expected to take the responsibility of bowling in the death-overs with Dwayne Bravo. He has been one of the strongest blokes in the English limited-overs side in recent years.
Other options: Maheesh Theekshana, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, and Dwayne Pretorious