Updated: 17 April 2022
The IPL 2022 mega auction has finally concluded with all the 10 teams going all guns blazing to form a core team for the next three years. So, every team had their tasks cut out to build the foundation for years to come. With every team choosing their desired players in the mega auction, the focus now shifts towards preparing for IPL 2022.
For those unaware, this was probably the last mega auction that has happened in IPL history. Let us have a look at who will win IPL 2022 ?. For that, it is essential first to analyze the top 4 teams who look strong on papers to reach the playoff stage.
Who Will Win IPL 2022?
4 Teams Who Look Strong On Papers To Reach The Playoffs Of IPL 2022
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
The defending champions of VIVO IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings, as usual, have played a very safe bet in this mega auction. They were clear with their objective to keep the core of the team with them. CSK already had Jadeja and Ruturaj with them. They shelled 14 crores to buy Deepak Chahar. Other noticeable inclusions are Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Dwane Bravo, Moeen Ali. With Devon Conway in their kitty, they also have a good wicket-keeper batsman.
Apart from Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja, the bowling attack includes Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, Shivam Dube, KM Asif, etc. Chennai Super Kings looks like a settled squad and can easily reach the playoff stage.
Punjab Kings went to the auction pool with the highest purse value, and they have done justice to this. The Punjab side looks very good on paper. The players such as Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingston, and Shahrukh Khan form a formidable batting unit. The team management has also got their boxed ticked as far as the bowling department is concerned.
Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Sandeep Sharma, and Harpreet Brar are a few key players for Punjab. If they play to their potential, Punjab has all the firepower to reach the playoff stage and even solve the question of who will win IPL 2022?
LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS
Lucknow Supergiants, the new entrant in the IPL, has formed a formidable team in the recently concluded IPL 2022 mega auction. KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Manish Pandey, Evin Lewis, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Deepak Hodda constitute their batting order. On the other hand, Mark Wood, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Krunal Pandya, and Shahbaz Nadim are valuable bowlers up their sleeves.
Lucknow Supergiants can reach the playoffs and become a strong contender to win the IPL 2022 trophy, provided they perform as a unit.
Delhi Capitals, look like a very dangerous team this IPL season. Delhi’s batting lineup has all the firepower, and it would not be an understatement to say that they have the best batting attacks among all the teams. Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mandeep Singh, Tim Seifert, Sarfaraz khan, Mitchell Marsh are power-packed players who can torment the opposition.
The bowling attack is also powerful with the likes of Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Lungi Ngidi, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, etc. Delhi Capitals look certain to reach the playoff stage of IPL 2022.
Delhi starts its IPL 2022 campaign with a thrilling win over Mumbai.
Who Will Win IPL 2022?
The IPL 2022 playoff between the above-mentioned 4 teams will be a delight to watch. Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals have not won any IPL trophies yet. The way they have purchased the players in the IPL 2022 mega auction is a clear indication that they are not just to compete but also to win their maiden IPL trophy.
In T20 matches where one ball turns the game, it is very difficult to predict someone’s victory. But we expect Punjab Kings and Delhi capitals to lock horns against each other in the finals of the IPL 2022. Regarding who will win IPL 2022, we predict Punjab Kings. Our bet is on Punjab kings can lift their maiden IPL title this season.