IPL Captains 2024

Last Modified Mar 5, 2024 13:51 IST
IPL TeamCaptain
Mumbai IndiansHardik Pandya
Chennai Super KingsMS Dhoni
Royal Challengers BangaloreFaf du Plessis
Delhi CapitalsRishabh Pant
Kolkata Knight RidersShreyas Iyer
Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson
Punjab KingsShikhar Dhawan
Sunrisers HyderabadPat Cummins
Lucknow Super GiantsKL Rahul
Gujarat TitansShubman Gill


A cricket captain is the team's leader both on and off the field. The IPL is no exception. There have been several IPL captains over the years, some of them have been highly successful and others have not.


With five IPL championships under their belt, CSK’s MS Dhoni and MI’s Rohit Sharma are the joint-most successful captains’ in the cash-rich league’s history.


Ahead of IPL 2024, here's a look at the men who will be leading the 10 franchises in the 16th edition-


IPL 2024 Captain - Hardik Pandya


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After leading the Gujarat Titans to a title win in their inaugural season, all-rounder Hardik Pandya will return to the Mumbai Indians this season. The Baroda all-rounder was snapped up by MI via an all-cash deal (INR 15 Crores) with the Adani-led Titans.


Additionally, Mumbai Indians traded Australian all-rounder Cameron Green to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (INR 17.5 Crores). Following the deal, MI announced that Hardik would replace Rohit Sharma as captain of the franchise from IPL 2024.


CSK IPL 2024 Captain - MS Dhoni


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MS Dhoni will captain the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024. Dhoni has been the franchise’s skipper since 2008. Like MI, CSK have achieved much success under their current skipper.


Dhoni has led the Super Kings to five IPL titles and two Champions League T20 trophies. He won his fifth IPL trophy in Ahmedabad in what proved to be an emotional finale last year.


SRH IPL 2024 Captain - Pat Cummins



Aiden Markram, who has led the SunRisers Eastern Cape to back-to-back SA20 titles, captained The Orange Army last season, is no longer the captain.


His debut season as SRH captain proved to be a disaster as the 2016 champions claimed the wooden spoon in IPL 2023 after managing just four victories in 14 outings.


The former champions have named Australian Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins as their skipper for IPL 2024. The fast bowler was picked at the mini-auctions for a whopping INR 20.5 Crores.


LSG IPL 2024 Captain - KL Rahul


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KL Rahul will lead the Lucknow SuperGiants in IPL 2024. The Indian international has led the franchise to consecutive playoffs during his stint, and he hopes to go one step ahead during the forthcoming season.


GT IPL 2024 Captain - Shubman Gill


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Following Hardik Pandya’s departure, the 2022 IPL Champions roped in star opener Shubman Gill for the captaincy role. The stylish batsman will lead the Titans in IPL 2024.


Gill had a fairytale IPL 2023 as a batsman. The right-hander won the coveted Orange Cap after smashing 890 runs in 17 innings @ 59.33/157.8 with the help of four 50s and three 100s. The upcoming season will be a challenging one for the young opener as he will have a dual responsibility of leading the team and setting the tone with the bat at the top of the order.


KKR IPL 2024 Captain - Shreyas Iyer


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After missing out on IPL 2023 due to a back injury, Shreyas Iyer will be back at the helm as leader of the Kolkata Knight Riders.


Iyer has endured tumultuous times recently, but he would be motivated to put everything behind him and spearhead the two-time champions to glory via his leadership skills, and of course, with the bat.


RCB IPL 2024 Captain - Faf du Plessis


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Faf du Plessis will continue to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2024.


In his maiden season as captain, RCB made its way to the playoffs, where they broke their "Eliminators" hoodoo against the Lucknow SuperGiants. They were eventually beaten by eventual finalists, Rajasthan Royals in Q2.


However, the former Proteas skipper failed to repeat a similar feat in IPL 2023, as RCB fell agonisingly short of making it to the top-4.


On a personal front, Faf had a memorable season. The champion opener finished as the second-highest leading run-getter. In 14 innings, he scored 730 runs @ 56.15/153.68 with eight 50+ scores.


DC IPL 2024 Captain - Rishabh Pant


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After missing out on IPL 2023 due to a near-fatal car accident, champion wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be back to lead the Delhi Capitals.


IPL 2024 will mark the return of Pant to competitive cricket. The 25-year-old has been out of action since December 2022 following an unfortunate car accident.


Not only DC fans, but the entire cricketing fraternity will wait with bated breath to see the return of one of the most exciting cricketers of the modern era.


PBKS IPL 2024 Captain - Shikhar Dhawan


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Veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan will continue to lead the Punjab Kings in the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


PBKS endured another forgettable campaign last year as they blew hot and cold consistently. The Punjab-based franchise finished at the 8th spot after managing just 6 victories in 14 outings.


Dhawan, meanwhile, finished as the leading run-getter for the franchise. The southpaw racked up 373 runs in 11 innings @ 41.44/142.91 with three 50+ scores.


RR IPL 2024 Captain - Sanju Samson



Stylish Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson will continue to lead the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the forthcoming season of the IPL.


Samson endured a poor season last year as he blew more cold than hot. The enigmatic batsman ran out of steam as the season progressed. In 14 innings, Sanju could only manage 362 runs @ 30.16/153.58 with 1 50+ score.


Samson’s performance with the bat proved to be a mirror image of his team’s performance as thinauguralal champions lost the ploduringnt the second half of IPL 2023. They eventually finished at the fifth spot in the points table.


FAQs


Q) Who is the most successful captain in the history of the IPL?


A) MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are the joint-most successful captains in IPL history, with ten IPL trophies between them. While Dhoni led CSK to glory in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and 2023, R0hit did the same for MI in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.


Q) Who are the captains of IPL 2024?


A)Rohit Sharma will captain MI, MS Dhoni will captain CSK, Faf du Plessis will captain RCB, David Warner will captain DC, Sanju Samson will captain RR, Shikhar Dhawan will captain PBKS, Aiden Markram will lead SRH, KL Rahul will captain LSG, while Hardik Pandya will lead defending champions, GT.


FAQs

Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), is the most successful captain in IPL history, having led the franchise to a whopping 5 titles- 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 & 2020. Next to him is the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has won the prized trophy 'four times'- 2010, 2011, 2018 & 2021- for the Chennai Super Kings.
Rohit Sharma will captain MI, MS Dhoni will captain CSK, Faf du Plessis will captain RCB, David Warner will captain DC, Sanju Samson will captain RR, Shikhar Dhawan will captain PBKS, Aiden Markram will lead SRH, KL Rahul will captain LSG, while Hardik Pandya will lead defending champions, GT.

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