Ranking the most successful IPL captains in history

Ranking the most successful IPL captains in history

IPL being the most treasured domestic T20 league in the world possesses a huge impact all over the cricketing world. And the side ultimately getting the feather of winning an edition of the most prestigious cricketing league, not just gets a huge amount of coinage but carries together a worldly fame and appreciation. However due to the shuffling of players in each season of the league it has become much difficult to predict any winner. Hence there comes the role of the most important member of a team – captain, to improvise the side into a well-balanced team as quick as possible. Similarly T20 being a format of one-over-decider requires a leader bold enough to take crucial decisions. Narrowing the debate down to captaincy in IPL, most successful IPL captains list mostly comes from the skippers belonging to India, as the foreigners leading a side is indeed a rare case. Here goes our countdown of most successful IPL captains in terms of their win percentage.

Ranking the most successful IPL captains in history

Suresh Raina (Win percentage 50%)

Raina most successful IPL captains

The right hand of the Chennai Super King’s MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina has got a new side Gujrat Lions, that too under his full control after the suspension of CSK. The left handed Indian middle order batsman has won his first match against his former captain MS Dhoni as well. Though he does not possess any log-term captaincy experience in IPL, Raina has led CSK in three games in the absence of MS Dhoni.

Virat Kohli (Win percentage 53%)

Kohli most successful IPL captains

Virat Kohli might not be one of the most successful IPL captains in terms of winning titles however his overall win percentage is pretty good. Leading the star-stud Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli is still in search of their first ever IPL title. Grooming himself from an aggressive personality to a modest and calm leader, Virat Kohli has been the best example of evolution and adaptation in recent times and surely his sharp learning skills would soon lead his side to the championship.

Gautam Gambhir (Win percentage 58%)

MS Dhoni most successful IPL captains

Succeeding the legendary Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir has successfully led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles in last four editions. The left handed opening batsman has been left out of the Indian national side for quite a time now however his success in IPL makes his one of the most successful IPL captains. Gautam Gambhir also has the experience of leading Delhi Daredevils before moving to Shah Rukh Khan owned Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rohit Sharma (Win percentage 61%)

Rohit Sharma most successful IPL captains

Carrying the captaincy crown from the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma has led his side to the title in the very first season of his leadership. The Mumbai Indian skipper possesses a world class coaching staff and management alongside him and has won two IPL titles this far. Coming into 2016 as the defending IPL champion side’s captain makes him one of the most successful IPL captains of recent era.

MS Dhoni (Win percentage 61%)

MS Dhoni most successful IPL captains

The captain cool MS Dhoni undoubtedly ranks on top of the most successful IPL captains list. The skipper for the Indian ODI side in fact gets his name into the top leaders of the cricket world even beyond the bounds of IPL. With two IPL titles and number of final appearances, the 34 year old hard-hitter batsman is also the most experienced captain of IPL as well. After getting his original side Chennai Super Kings suspend, the captain incredible is leading the newly emerged Rising Pune Supergiants in 2024.

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