IPL 2022: Rating performances of all teams in the first week of the season
Only eight games have been played as of now but we have seen targets in excess of 200 being chased down two times.
Updated - Apr 2, 2022 10:39 am
The cricket extravaganza has already started entertaining the cricket fans. IPL 2022 began on the 26th of March with a battle between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders wherein KKR thrashed CSK quite easily. We have seen some incredible performances with both bat and ball in the first week of the 15th edition of the IPL.
Only eight games have been played as of now, but we have seen targets in excess of 200 being chased down two times. The trailer of the season has been full of fire and hopefully, the full season will be the best in the history of the league. The new captains of the teams have shown everyone why they are there.
Be it Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, or Mayank Agarwal, each of the new captains has been very impressive. We have also seen the young talents making full use of the opportunities, especially LSG’s Ayush Badoni. Badoni has impressed everyone and is being praised highly. All in all, too much happened in the first week of the tournament.
Here, we will try to rate the teams as per their performances of the week:
10. Chennai Super Kings – 5/10
The defending champions are still in search of their first win of the season despite playing two games. CSK played the first game of the season against KKR and were defeated by six wickets. In their second fixture, they were defeated by LSG despite scoring 210 while batting first. LSG chased down the target with three balls to spare.
The biggest concern for CSK has been their bowling. Unlike previous seasons, they have an inexperienced bowling attack in the absence of Deepak Chahar. They made three changes in their second game despite the fact that CSK has been a franchise that does not believe in experimenting too much.
CSK will have to find the momentum to get going in the tournament. These are just the initial days of the season and they have a long time to get into the rhythm. The champion opener of CSK, who had the orange cap on his head last season, has failed in both the games. The batting of CSK certainly depends a lot on Ruturaj Gaikwad.