The 15th Edition of IPL is underway, and the excitement is on a high daily. Half of the IPL 2022 journey surpassed as the remaining matches will continue until 29th May 2022. Everyone is curious about Who will win TATA IPL 2022 Trophy?. well, let’s forecast the winner of the current IPL season based on team strength, form, and other factors that matter. CSK is the defending champion with four times won the title, and Mumbai Indians won the five times IPL winner. But, this time, both teams are already out of the playoff.
All the teams are giving their best, some are getting through, but some teams are ranked in decline. The updated IPL point table 2022 shows the most powerful challenging teams this season are Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad or Royal Challengers Banglore. There are four options for the Five-teams to predict the IPL WINNER 2022. Which team will win TATA IPL 2022 Trophy? Here are some predictions which I want to discuss in this article.
Who Will Win TATA IPL 2022
Rajasthan Royals (RR) team is looking for a completely balanced side with both bat and ball compared to other teams this year. The RR team has won 6 out of 10 matches and is currently in 3rd position on the TATA IPL points table with 12 points. Things were good for Rajasthan royals before the start of TATA IPL 2022. They had a great auction approach compared to other club teams in MEGA AUCTION 2022.
RR has retained talented Captain Sanju Samson, opening batsman Jos Buttler and uncapped Indian player Yashasvi Jaiswal ahead of IPL Mega Auction 2022. They were looking to build a new and fresh team for the coming years. Their Amazing auction approach has purchased match-winning players like DEVDUT PADDIKAL, YUZVENDRA CHAHAL, TRENT BOULT, SHIMRON HETMEYER, PRASIDH KRISHNA, RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN, and many more good bunch of players.
Jos Buttler is having a great season so far and is on top in the “HIGHEST RUN SCORER LIST” this year. Their team looks like one of the strongest teams, with Jos Buttler, Devdut Paddikal, and Sanju Samson in top order. With players like Shimron Hetmeyer, Daryl Mitchell, Riyan Parag, and R Ashwin, out of which three are good all-rounding options and can also switch their gears at any time, this batting unit can make and chase any high scores. Jos Butler and Yuzvendra Chahal are the orange and purple cap holders too.
In their bowling unit, they can match-winning bowlers like TRENT BOULT, PRASIDH KRISHNA, RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN, YUZVENDRA CHAHAL, etc. win matches on their own with a single good spell. With this, the RR side looks like the champion side this year.
Current stats of RR bowling Unit
- Yuzvendra chahal —19 wickets
- Prasidh Krishna-12 wickets
- Ravichandran Ashwin-8 wickets
- Trent boult-7 wickets
So they are having excellent bowling performance. We recently saw RR’s capability of defending a low score of 144 against in form Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB), so I think this is the thing for which they would be the strongest contenders for winning the IPL 2022.
If Rajasthan Royals win the title, RR will be two times IPL winner since the IPL inauguration. All that can happen, so wait, watch, and let the best team win the cup.
I will next go with Gujarat Titans (GT).
Gujarat Titans have lost just 2 matches till now, which shows how well they are performing. Their performance just says that don’t judge a book by its cover. GT already qualified with 16 points for the playoff. They have a balanced side with bat and ball and got good players in their bowling and batting line-up. Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Shubman Gill, and Rahul Tewatia are more run-scorers in their batting unit. Also, They have a dangerous bowling attack unit, including Mohammad Shami, Lockie Ferguson, and Rashid Khan, taking more wickets.
Captain Hardik Pandya playing responsibly and Rahul Tewatia finishing the match in crucial situations just shows how confident and valuable players they are.
Gujarat Titans are definitely qualified for finals, but I’m sure they can win the IPL Trophy in their debut season.
For the 3rd spot Lucknow Super Giants (LSG )
I will go next with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG ), having an excellent net-run rate of 0.397, making them stand in 2nd position in IPL point 2022 with 14 points. They have won 7 out of 10 matches and lost 3 matches yet. Since LSG is a new team, they have still given the best performance by players KL Rahul, Quinton De Kock, and Deepak Hooda. Captain KL Rahul is 2nd the most run-scorer in this season. Lucknow Super Giants will be getting more chances to enter the playoffs, for which they just need to qualify 1 match out of Four to enter the playoff.
Avesh Khan, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi are the leading bowlers destroying the opposition batting order.
For the 4th spot, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) or Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB)
I will go to the 4th spot with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH); Yes, you heard me right. SRH team was trolled by having the worst line-up as they lost 2 matches at the start of IPL, But they proved us wrong and continuously won 4 matches back to back. They are doing good now with bat and ball balanced side. They are only dependent on the lower middle order most of the time, and they have got the momentum on their side now. Yet, they have won 5 matches out of 10 with points 10. they have an excellent net run rate (NRR) of 0.471.
Sunrisers Team has captain Kane Williamson, who has good experience of captainship, Aiden Markram also performs continuously with the bat, and Rahul Tripathi and Nicholas Pooran are good batters. They have a dangerous bowling attack, including T Natarajan, Umran Malik, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who can win the matches in any worst situations. The SRH Team is ranked 6th in IPL Point table 2022 and needs 3 wins in 5 matches to enter the playoff.
But there is a twist in IPL 2022, and I’ll also go with another option of SRH, Royal Challengers Banglore. This team is performing well now but has minus NRR. They won 6 out of 11 with 12 points in IPL point table 2022. But now RCB needs only 2 wins in 3 games to enter the playoff. They have more chance for the playoff. They can do it and win the IPL cup 2022 as It’s challenging but not impossible.
They have captain Faf du Plessis, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Shahbaz Ahmed, and in the bowling unit, they have wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, and Mohammed Siraj, having a good bowling attack to the opposition.
The most crucial prediction in this article is that the most awaited Cricket championship, IPL winner 2022, will be out of these four options. Last moment of IPL, anything can happen in IPL, so just wait and watch the IPL winner in 2022.