The Jay Viru of Tata IPL 2022

Which team will have the best opening duo ? As 10 out of 10 Teams will enter the Tata IPL 2022 with new opening combination for the first time ever!

Posted March 27, 2022 in IPL.

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Kannan Nair
The Jay Viru of Tata IPL 2022

We all remember the ever so famous – Sachin and Sehwag opening duo and how Mr.Virendra Sehwag Smashed every single 1st ball of 2011 Cricket world cup to a boundary which was a record in itself!. The evergreen Gilchrist Hayden opening partnership OR the Jayasuria Dilshan duo which troubled bowlers across the globe. The 1st ball of the innings sets the tone for the match, Whether it’s a wicket or a six! The first ball glues the spectators to their TV screens.

IPL has made it possible for us to have such amazing crossovers for the past 15 years now! From the much Anticipated Sachin & Jayasuria partnership to the Battle of the bests, Mighty Sachin Opening with Mr.Ricky Ponting, Who would have ever thought that the two toughest rivals would be tapping each other’s gloves and enter the Wankhede stadium as opening partners. Personally, I never even my wildest dream have thought that I would be able to see such elegance and class batting together.

From many such legendary opening partnerships we have come down to the NEW ERA in the Tata IPL 2022. As after the MEGA Auction there would be a lot of new Opening partnerships which would be tried and tested by all the teams. Only the 5 times IPL champions, Mumbai Indians will be going into the 15th edition of the IPL with the same opening combination as 2021, while the rest of the 9 teams! Yes, I repeat all the other 9 teams will be playing with a new opening duo.


The 4 Times IPL winners & The defending champions, CSK have again settled for a very CSK Like opening partnership, putting their bets on Ruturaj & Devon Conway to do the job in the powerplay overs for them. Whilst RCB have robbed, Faf Du plesis from CSK and he will be opening with Virat Kohli.Whereas out of the 2 new teams, LSG has a pretty settled opening duo with KL Rahul & Quinny at the helm. And the Gujarat titans are still a bit dodgy with their opening combination with lots of uncertainties of who would open with Shubhman Gill, With votes going towards either the young  Afghan power, Rahmunullah gurbaz or Wriddhiman Saha. The 2 times IPL winners KKR, have struggled to find a good opening pair since Gautam Gambhir & Robbin Utthappa. However, this year they have got the veteran Indian – Ajinkya rahane along with young dashing batter – Venki Iyer. The kiwi led SRH would be opening with the under 19 star – Abhishek Sharma and the captain kane Williamson. Rajasthan royals would have a dilemma deciding as to who would open with the ever so dependable Jos Buttler, our guess is either of the two left handers, Devdutt padikkal or Yashasvi Jaiswal. The renewed Punjab Kings has a pretty sorted opening lineup with Shikhar Dhawan & Mayank Agarwal. The Delhi Capitals have got a new pair too this time around with Prithvi Shaw & Tim Siefert till the time David Warner comes out of quarantine protocols.


So, let us know, whom are you guys rooting for and which would turn out as the BEST-OPENING duo in this years Tata IPL 2022 from the below combinations.

  • MI – Ishan Kishan/Rohit
  • CSK – Ruturaj/Convay
  • RCB – Faf/Virat
  • SRH – Williamson/Abhishek Sharma
  • GT – Shubhman/Gurazb or Saha
  • LSG – KL Rahul/Quinton De cock
  • RR – Buttler/Padikkal or Jaiswal
  • DC – Prithvi Shaw/ Tim Siefert till David Warner comes back.
  • KKR – Rahane/Venkatesh Iyer
  • Punjab – Shikhar Dhawan/Mayank Agarwal

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