In the Indian Premier League, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli have been leading their own teams for a long time, but Gautam Gambhir is the only player who has captained more than 100 matches. The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) will be played in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 this year. The schedule of the tournament has been announced. The first match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Due to the corona virus, this year’s tournament will be played in the United Arab Emirates instead of India.
Every year new records are set in the IPL, old ones are broken and new ones are achieved. The IPL has seen the performance of many captains so far. Some were successful, some were flops. Let’s take a look at IPL captains and their performances.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)
Captain Cool Dhoni’s success with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) seems like a folk tale. Dhoni has played 144 matches as captain, the most in IPL history. He has won 104 matches and lost 69. A match did not result. His winning percentage is 60.11. This percentage is the highest for a captain who has more than 30 per cent match captains.
Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
The success of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and the RCB did not go unnoticed by the team. He was the captain of 110 matches. Of these, 49 have won and 55 have lost. He also played two tie matches. His winning percentage is 47.16.
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Rohit Sharma has won the Mumbai title four times so far. He led the team in 104 matches and won the team in 60 matches. As captain, he has lost 42 matches. He played two matches.
Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The wicketkeeper-batsman has led the Delhi Daredevils and KKR. As captain, Karthik has played 3 matches. They won at 17 and lost at 18. There is a match tie.
David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
The Australian star has had a bad time tampering with the ball. Warner Sunrisers have led Hyderabad in 4 matches. Of which he has won 26 and lost 21. His winning percentage was 55.31.
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Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals)
Australian star batsman Steve Smith captained the Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiant. Smith has played 29 matches as captain. Of which he has won 19. They lost 9 matches and did not get a result. His winning percentage. 67.8, max.
Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capital)
The stylish right-handed batsman became the captain of the team in 2013 after leaving Gautam Gambhir. Under his captaincy, the team played 24 matches, won 13, lost 10 and had a tie. His winning percentage is 56.25.
KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)
KL Rahul took over the captaincy from Rabichandra Ashwin. He will captain the IPL for the first time in 2020.