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IPL 2021 Captains

MI Captain is Rohit Sharma, CSK Captain is MS Dhoni, RCB Captain is Virat Kohli, DC Captain is Shreyas Iyer, KKR Captain is Eoin Morgan, RR Captain will be Sanju Samson, PBKS Captain is KL Rahul and SRH Captain will be Kane Wlliamson.



IPL Team Captains 2021


IPL TeamCaptain
Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
Chennai Super KingsMS Dhoni
Royal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli
Delhi CapitalsRishabh Pant
Kolkata Knight RidersEoin Morgan
Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson
Punjab KingsKL Rahul 
Sunrisers HyderabadKane Williamson


Table of Contents


  1. IPL Team Captains 2021
  2. MI 2021 Captain - Rohit Sharma
  3. CSK 2021 Captain - MS Dhoni
  4. RCB 2021 Captain - Virat Kohli
  5. DC 2021 Captain - Rishabh Pant
  6. KKR 2021 Captain - Eoin Morgan
  7. RR 2021 Captain - Sanju Samson
  8. PBKS 2021 Captain - KL Rahul
  9. SRH 2021 Captain - Kane Williamson
  10. FAQs



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.


IPL 2021 Captains


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 his captaincy debut this season.


PBKS 2021 Captain - KL Rahul


Speaking of wicket keepers, another Indian gloveman 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.


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SRH 2021 Captain - Kane Williamson


One of the only three IPL Team Captains this year with a title victory to his name, David Warner served as the SunRisers Hyderabad’s captain yet again in IPL 2021. But Kane Williamson is leading SRH from the middle of IPL 2021 as per the decision taken by SRH Franchise keeping in mind the poor performance of the team in IPL 2021 losing 5 matches out of 6 matches. 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. Better performance will be expected from the Kane Williamson-led outfit in the second phase of IPL 2021.


Click here to check the new IPL 2021 schedule and the latest IPL news updates.



FAQs


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

Rohit Sharma, who is the captain of Mumbai Indians (MI) is the most successful captain in the history of the IPL as he has won the most number of IPL titles which is a record '5 times'. Next to him is the former Indian Captain and the Skipper of the Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as he has won the coveted trophy '3 times' in his IPL career.


Who are the captains of IPL 2021?

MI Captain is Rohit Sharma, CSK Captain is MS Dhoni, RCB Captain is Virat Kohli, DC Captain is Shreyas Iyer, KKR Captain is Eoin Morgan, RR Captain will be Sanju Samson, PBKS Captain is KL Rahul and SRH Captain will be Kane Wlliamson.

IPL 2022 Auction: "From where will the new franchises get the Indian players?" - Aakash Chopra on 4 retentions being allowed
IPL 2022 Auction:

IPL 2022 Auction: "From where will the new franchises get the Indian players?" - Aakash Chopra on 4 retentions being allowed

IPL 2021: "I want R Ashwin to captain Delhi Capitals next season" - Gautam Gambhir 
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "I want R Ashwin to captain Delhi Capitals next season" - Gautam Gambhir 

IPL 2021: 3 captains who are unlikely to lead in future editions
IPL 2021: 3 captains who are unlikely to lead in future editions

IPL 2021: 3 captains who are unlikely to lead in future editions

IPL 2021: [Watch] "Some things are just not meant to be" - Virat Kohli after his last match as RCB skipper
IPL 2021: [Watch]

IPL 2021: [Watch] "Some things are just not meant to be" - Virat Kohli after his last match as RCB skipper

IPL 2021 | Didn't get any explanation on why I was sacked as SRH captain: David Warner
IPL 2021 | Didn't get any explanation on why I was sacked as SRH captain: David Warner

IPL 2021 | Didn't get any explanation on why I was sacked as SRH captain: David Warner

IPL 2021: "Proud of you brother"- Virat Kohli's sister pens an emotional note after RCB's exit
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "Proud of you brother"- Virat Kohli's sister pens an emotional note after RCB's exit

IPL 2021: "If I was the owner of RCB, I would ask Virat Kohli to continue as captain"- Brian Lara
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "If I was the owner of RCB, I would ask Virat Kohli to continue as captain"- Brian Lara

IPL 2021: "I am so proud of the character shown by the boys" - Virat Kohli pens a heartfelt post as RCB bow out of the tournament
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "I am so proud of the character shown by the boys" - Virat Kohli pens a heartfelt post as RCB bow out of the tournament

IPL 2021: "Eoin Morgan too good a player to continue failing for so long" - Aakash Chopra 
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "Eoin Morgan too good a player to continue failing for so long" - Aakash Chopra 

IPL 2021: "I am the kind of person who is not attached to anything" - Virat Kohli on relinquishing RCB captaincy
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "I am the kind of person who is not attached to anything" - Virat Kohli on relinquishing RCB captaincy

IPL 2021: "You can see me in yellow but whether I will be playing for CSK?" - MS Dhoni says his retention for IPL 2022 still 'uncertain'
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "You can see me in yellow but whether I will be playing for CSK?" - MS Dhoni says his retention for IPL 2022 still 'uncertain'

IPL 2021: "He needs to bat to be a threat" - Gautam Gambhir on whether MS Dhoni is still a 'threat' for bowling lineups
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "He needs to bat to be a threat" - Gautam Gambhir on whether MS Dhoni is still a 'threat' for bowling lineups

IPL 2021: "We had to come here and do what we had to do" - Rohit Sharma reacts after a convincing win over Rajasthan
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "We had to come here and do what we had to do" - Rohit Sharma reacts after a convincing win over Rajasthan

IPL 2021: [Watch]- Virat Kohli shows his full range of strokes during a practice session
IPL 2021: [Watch]- Virat Kohli shows his full range of strokes during a practice session

IPL 2021: [Watch]- Virat Kohli shows his full range of strokes during a practice session

IPL 2021: "We made it tough for us" - Rishabh Pant reacts after beating CSK in a close tie
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "We made it tough for us" - Rishabh Pant reacts after beating CSK in a close tie

IPL 2021: [Watch] Virat Kohli trolls Punjab Kings for "Shanti" Tweet after RCB win in Sharjah
IPL 2021: [Watch] Virat Kohli trolls Punjab Kings for

IPL 2021: [Watch] Virat Kohli trolls Punjab Kings for "Shanti" Tweet after RCB win in Sharjah

IPL 2021: “If there are 3 people in the room, he orders food for 4” - DC players spill secrets of birthday boy Rishabh Pant
IPL 2021: “If there are 3 people in the room, he orders food for 4” - DC players spill secrets of birthday boy Rishabh Pant

IPL 2021: “If there are 3 people in the room, he orders food for 4” - DC players spill secrets of birthday boy Rishabh Pant

IPL 2021: "Our system doesn't want to pick deputies who can threaten the captain's job" – Gautam Gambhir
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "Our system doesn't want to pick deputies who can threaten the captain's job" – Gautam Gambhir

"MS Dhoni the batsman is past his prime, is important as mentor to CSK" - Deep Dasgupta

"MS Dhoni the batsman is past his prime, is important as mentor to CSK" - Deep Dasgupta

IPL 2021: "Used to make wickets out of bricks from construction site" - DC skipper Rishabh Pant shares childhood memories 
IPL 2021:

IPL 2021: "Used to make wickets out of bricks from construction site" - DC skipper Rishabh Pant shares childhood memories 

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