The moment is here as IPL 2022 has kickstarted on Saturday. After a long time, the competition will be a ten-team affair. Hence, there is a change in the format, as well. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina, who is one of the commentators for IPL 2022, has named the four teams that he thinks will be in the Top 4 by the end of the group stage. In this article, we take a look at the four picks made by Suresh Raina as the team that would be a part of the playoffs of IPL 2022.
Four teams that will reach playoffs for IPL 2022
Suresh Raina was unsold at IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions. Hence, later, he has joined the Hindi commentatory panel for Star Sports. While he was on the show, he named Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore to be the four teams that might reach the playoffs.
It is interesting that he has not selected five-time champions Mumbai Indians or Punjab Kings, whom many opine have the strongest squad in the competition. On the other hand, all the four picks made by Raina have decent teams and merit their selection. While CSK has retained their core from IPL 2021, LSG has formed a squad with a lot of depth. DC and RCB have quality match-winners and hence, they also have good chances.
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An interesting tournament on the cards
The dynamics of qualification for IPL 2022 will be extremely different and exciting for the viewers. Almost every team has a loophole and therefore, it can be said that the franchises will start the season on a level playing platform. Moreover, with the league stage to be played in the same venues, the pitches are also likely to have an effect on the happenings. Hence, IPL 2022 is expected to become one of the most entertaining seasons in the history of the league.