IPL Team Captains 2021
|Mumbai Indians||Rohit Sharma|
|Chennai Super Kings||MS Dhoni|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Virat Kohli|
|Delhi Capitals||Rishabh Pant|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Eoin Morgan|
|Rajasthan Royals||Sanju Samson|
|Punjab Kings||KL Rahul |
|SunRisers Hyderabad ||David Warner|
Table of Contents
- IPL Team Captains 2021
- MI 2021 Captain - Rohit Sharma
- CSK 2021 Captain - MS Dhoni
- RCB 2021 Captain - Virat Kohli
- DC 2021 Captain - Shreyas Iyer
- KKR 2021 Captain - Eoin Morgan
- RR 2021 Captain - Sanju Samson
- PBKS 2021 Captain - KL Rahul
- SRH 2021 Captain - David Warner
MS Dhoni has captained in the most number of matches. He has captained Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants in his IPL career.
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A captain of a cricket team is its leader on and off the field. IPL is no different. Over the years there have been a lot of IPL captains, some very successful, some not so much. Over the last 13 seasons, a total of 49 players have captained their team at least once.
In terms of IPL title wins, Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma is the most successful IPL team captain, with five titles to his name. He was named team’s captain during the midway of the 2013 season. He went on to win the IPL trophy in the 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and the 2020 season.
MS Dhoni has captained a team for a total of 174 times, the most by any player in the IPL history. Dhoni has 3 IPL title wins to his name.
MI 2021 Captain - Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful IPL Team Captains of all time. He has the most championship wins for any skipper in IPL history. Besides, Sharma is in the third position on the IPL Captains List with the most wins. Rohit has a chance to complete a hat-trick of title triumphs this year.
CSK 2021 Captain - MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni was the first among all IPL Team Captains to win the IPL trophy twice. He guided CSK to the championship in 2010 and 2011. Dhoni added another trophy to his cabinet by leading the Chennai Super Kings to their third title in 2018. He is at the helm of the IPL Captains List with 110 victories in 188 games.
RCB 2021 Captain - Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first time in 2011. Ten years have passed but RCB are yet to win their first IPL title. It is not that Kohli has struggled as a captain because he is one of the few names on the IPL Captains List with more than 50 wins under his belt.
DC 2021 Captain - Rishabh Pant
Delhi Capitals has named Rishabh Pant as the captain for IPL 2021 after its regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled out due to injury.
Shreyas Iyer joined the IPL Team Captains group by replacing Gautam Gambhir as Delhi’s captain in 2018. The decision to allow Shreyas to lead the franchise worked wonders for DC. In 2019, the Capitals finished in third place, while in 2020, they qualified for their maiden IPL Final.
KKR 2021 Captain - Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan is the only Englishman present on the current IPL Captains List. He took over the Kolkata Knight Riders team’s reins from Dinesh Karthik midway in IPL 2020. While KKR could not make it to the Top 4 in the 13th IPL season, the IPL team owners will expect Morgan to lead the two-time champions to the playoffs in IPL 2021.
RR 2021 Captain - Sanju Samson
The newest entry on the IPL Captains List is of India’s rising star Sanju Samson. The Rajasthan Royals did away with Steve Smith ahead of the 14th IPL season. They have signed the likes of Chris Morris and Shivam Dube this year. Since wicket keepers have done well in the captain’s role, it will be interesting to see how Samson performs on captaincy debut this season.
PBKS 2021 Captain - KL Rahul
Speaking of wicket keepers, another Indian glovesman who is a part of the IPL Team Captains group is KL Rahul. The IPL 2020 Orange Cap winner led the Punjab Kings for the first time last year. The team had a memorable season and they could have finished higher had they performed well in crunch moments. Nevertheless, the newly rebranded franchise will try to end its title drought in IPL 2021.
SRH 2021 Captain - David Warner
One of the only three IPL Team Captains this year with a title victory to his name, David Warner will serve as the SunRisers Hyderabad’s captain yet again in IPL 2021. Warner has been the leading run-scorer for the Orange Army. Last year, the Hyderabad-based franchise sneaked into the playoffs despite a slow start. A better performance will be expected from the David Warner-led outfit in the initial phases of IPL 2021.