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IPL 2019: Predicting the vice-captain of each team. 

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18 Feb 2019, 20:44 IST

The prestigious Indian Premier League trophy
The prestigious Indian Premier League trophy

The 12th season of the Indian Premier League will kick-start in the last week of March and the tournament expected to finish in May. We are only a few weeks away from the start and the excitement levels are at their peak in fans. IPL will present an opportunity to players like Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul and DK a chance to firm up their claim to the make the World Cup squad.

.A vice-captain's role in a team is often overlooked, but it an extremely important one. Whenever the captain is off the field or isn't a part of the playing XI, it is the vice-captain who has to step up. Even when the captain is on the field, he often seeks the help of his deputy, especially in crunch situations. For example, Virat Kohli often takes the help of Rohit Sharma and even MS Dhoni while leading India.

In this article, we shall try to predict the vice-captain of each team in this year's Indian Premier League.

#1 Chennai Super Kings

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina

There is no doubt that Chennai Super King's captain will be MS Dhoni. It's likely that Suresh Raina will take charge as his deputy. The southpaw was the vice-captain of CSK last season and will be the obvious choice this year too. He is an IPL legend and has captaincy experience in the IPL with Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017. Raina led them to a play-offs finish in their first season.

He has a lot of experience in this league and has hardly a game for his team. The 32-year old has scored the most runs in the history of the league and is just 15 away from reaching the 5000 run milestone.

Hence, picking the vice-captain for CSK will be a straightforward decision.

Final Say: Suresh Raina

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