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IPL Winning Captains List

With five IPL titles under his belt, Mumbai Indians' captain Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in IPL if we take only the IPL title victories into account.


Most Successful Captains in IPL


NameNo. of TitlesTeamYear
Rohit Sharma5Mumbai Indians2013,2015,2017,2019,2020
Mahendra Singh Dhoni4Chennai Super Kings2010,2011,2018, 2021
Gautam Gambhir2Kolkata Knight Riders2012,2014
Shane Warne1Rajasthan Royals2008
Adam Gilchrist1Deccan Chargers2009
David Warner1Sunrisers Hyderabad2016


Rohit Sharma is followed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has led CSK in four IPL title victories. Gautam Gambhir ranks third having won the tournament twice for KKR. Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and David Warner have each won the IPL once for Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.


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IPL Winning Captains over the Years


It has been 13 years since the inaugural IPL, and only six IPL captains have been awarded the opportunity to lift the gem-studded IPL Trophy. Given above is an IPL winning captain's list, who have led their teams to victory.


YearWinnersCaptain of the Winning Team
2021Chennai Super KingsMahendra Singh Dhoni
2020Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
2019Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
2018Chennai Super KingsMahendra Singh Dhoni
2017Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
2016Sunrisers HyderabadDavid Warner
2015Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
2014Kolkata Knight RidersGautam Gambhir
2013Mumbai IndiansRohit Sharma
2012Kolkata Knight RidersGautam Gambhir
2011Chennai Super KingsMahendra Singh Dhoni
2010Chennai Super KingsMahendra Singh Dhoni
2009Deccan ChargersAdam Gilchrist
2008Rajasthan RoyalsShane Warne


Most Successful Captains : Win %


Below is a list of all the IPL captains ever ranked on the basis of the win percentages. Mahendra Singh Dhoni tops this list with most wins in IPL as captain - 121 and a win % of 59.6%.



PlayerMatchesTeam(s)WonLostTiedNRWin%
MS Dhoni204Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants121820159.6
V Kohli140Royal Challengers Bangalore64693448.16
RG Sharma130Mumbai Indians75514059.23
G Gambhir129Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders71571055.42
AC Gilchrist74Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab35390047.29
DA Warner69Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad35322052.17
SK Warne55Rajasthan Royals30241055.45
V Sehwag53Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab28241053.77
SR Tendulkar51Mumbai Indians30210058.82
R Dravid48Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore22260045.83

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