Who is the Best Captain in IPL | List of Popular

Who is the Best Captain in IPL | List of Indian Premier League captains

The captain of a cricket team is a head who has more responsibilities than a normal player. As in other sports, the captain is usually an experienced cricket player with good management skills and a permanent member of the team. Toss before the start of the first innings of the game.During the game, it is the captain who decides what the batting order will be and which ball of which over will be bowled by which player and which player will field.

Below is the list of captains in IPL so far, vote for the best captain.

1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, commonly known as MS Dhoni and Mahi is an Indian cricketer, retired from internationals. He plays for the Chennai Super Kings of the Indian Premier League. He was the captain of the Indian cricket team. Dhoni is a right-handed hitter. India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup under his captaincy. His Test match and One Day International records are the best among any Indian captains to date. Dhoni also received many awards, such as the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first Indian player to achieve this), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007, and the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award honor, in 2009.

2. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, nickname 'Cheeku' is an Indian cricketer. He has been the captain of the Indian team in test cricket since 2014 and since 2012 the vice-captain in One Day Internationals (ODI), the one day matches. He is a right-handed batsman and is considered one of the best hitters in the world. In 2013, he took first place among the batsmen in the ODI rankings of the International Cricket Council (ICC). In 2012, he was named the best ODI player of the year by the ICC. In the Indian Premier League, he plays for theRoyal Challengers Bangalore, of which he has been captain since 2013. In 2018, Time magazine named Kohli one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Awarded the highest sports award of the country - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the fourth most important civil order of India, Padma Shri.

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

4. Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum

Brendon Barrie McCullum, also known as "Badge", is a former New Zealand cricket team international cricketer, who has played together in all formats throughout his career, as well as a former captain in all formats. McCullum is one of the fastest run-scorers in Test matches, especially the fastest Test century of all time, due to which he is considered one of the most successful batsmen and captains of New Zealand cricket. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League from 2008-2010 and again from 2012-2013. While in between he played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala. McCullum then played for Chennai Super Kings in 2014–2015. Got a chance to play for Gujarat Lions in the 2016-2017 IPL.

5. Cameron White

Cameron White

Cameron Leon White is an Australian cricketer and former Australian Twenty20 team captain. He is an excellent middle order batsman and right arm leg spin bowler. Australia's Cameron White is at number 5 in the list of top players to have the highest individual score in the T20 World Cup 2010. He scored 85 (not out) runs in 49 balls at a strike rate of 173.46 in the match played between Sri Lanka and Australia on 9 May 2010, in which he also hit 4 fours and 6 sixes. In the fourth season, White was bought by Deccan Chargers for US$1.1 million.

6. Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori

Daniel Luca Vettori is a former New Zealand cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team in all formats for a long time and was a former captain in all formats. Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to have taken 300 wickets and scored 3,000 runs simultaneously. He is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket. Daniel Vettori made his debut in 2008 in the Indian Premier League played in India and last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012. After that he became the coach of this team.

7. Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy

8. David Hussey

David Hussey

David John Hussey is a former Australian cricketer. Hussey is a right-handed batsman and can also bowl right-arm offbreaks. Hussey was selected for KKR in the IPL to a contract of US$625,000. He had a successful first series, scoring 319 runs at 29.00, he received a man of the match award against Deccan Chargers after scoring 38 not out on a difficult pitch to win the match for his side.

9. David Miller

David Miller

10. David Warner

David Warner

David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer. Warner, a quick left-handed opener, is the first cricketer in cricket history to score a century in Brisbane before Sir Don Bradman scored 80 in his last match. Warner plays for New South Wales, Durham, Hyderabad and Sydney Sixers. At the age of 13, his coach advised him to bat with the right hand. However, he switched back to left-handed batting after a season and broke the under-16 run record while playing for Sydney Coastal Cricket Club. Surpassed Sir Don Bradman's best personal score in a day-night test mat against Pakistan in November-December 2019.

11. Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik is an Indian cricketer. Dinesh Karthik is a specialist wicketkeeper, who is also known for his good batting. He plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. His team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He is the captain of this team since 2018. Dinesh Karthik played the first match for India in 2004. He made his ODI debut on 5 September 2004 against England. Within two months, he also became a Test cricketer. Dinesh Karthik has also been a member of the Indian team that won the T20 World Championship in 2007.

12. Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo

13. Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan

Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan is the captain of the England ODI and T20 International cricket team. He was born on 10 September 1986 in Dublin, Ireland. He is a left-handed batsman and has played in Test, ODI and T20 matches for England. He represented Ireland at international level before playing for England in 2009. He is one of the only 2 players in the history of cricket to have scored ODI centuries for two countries. Morgan took part in the 2010 IPL. He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $220,000. Morgan was then bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for the next 3 years in the 2011 IPL auction for $350,000. In 2015, Eoin Morgan was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for $150,000. In 2017, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 2 crore.

14. Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir was an Indian international cricketer who played in all formats of cricket for India. He has played for Delhi Daredevils, and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He captained the Indian team in six ODIs from the end of 2010 to the end of 2011, in which India won all six matches. He played an integral role in India's historic victories in the finals of both the 2007 World Twenty20 (75 runs from 54 balls) and the 2011 Cricket World Cup (97 runs from 122 balls). Under Gambhir's captaincy, Kolkata Knight Riders won their first IPL title in 2012 and won the title again in 2014.

15. George Bailey

George Bailey

George Bailey is a player of the Australia cricket team. He has also captained in ODI and T20 cricket. George Bailey has played a total of 125 matches in all three formats for Australia. He became a part of the selection committee and was promoted as the chief selector. He has played 90 ODIs, 30 T20s and 5 Test matches. He has 3044 runs in 90 ODIs and has scored 3 centuries and 22 half-centuries. Bailey has been the captain of Punjab Kings in IPL and he made Punjab runners-up under his captaincy. Till now Punjab has reached the final only once under the captaincy of George Bailey.

16. Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell is an Australian batsman and bowler who has forced people to become his fan with his batting and bowling. He is considered one of the legend players of the T20 format and for this reason he also comes to India every year to participate in the IPL (Indian premier league) game. Glenn Maxwell has also been one of the most expensive players in the auction for the 2021 IPL. Apart from bowling and batting, Maxwell was also known among his teammates for his accurate throws. Glenn Maxwell was a hard hitting batsman from the junior level and was able to play his different types of shorts with confidence, due to this he also became very famous, so his fans in the media used to call him The Big Show.

17. Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh Plaha is an international cricketer from India. He is also the former captain of the Chennai Super Kings of the Indian Premier League and the Punjab state cricket team (2012–13). He is proficient in spin bowling and is the second-highest wicket-taker by an off-spinner in Test matches. Also, he has been part of the team that won the most in the Indian Premier League.

18. JP Duminy

JP Duminy

Jean-Paul Duminy is a South African cricketer. JP Duminy has captained Pakistan Premier League (PSL) team Islamabad United. Islamabad United have won the title once under the captaincy of Duminy. JP Duminy has played in IPL for Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils. The Bangladesh Premier League franchise played a big bet keeping his leadership in league cricket in mind. The ODI and T20 specialist has heaped praise on JP Duminy in his post, describing Duminy as a fine left-arm batsman, a useful spinner and a fast fielder.

19. James Hopes

James Hopes

20. K. L. Rahul

K. L.  Rahul

Kannaur Lokesh Rahul, also known as KL Rahul, is an Indian cricketer. Rahul plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and alternate wicket-keeper. During the 2013–14 domestic season, he scored 1,033 first-class runs and was the second highest scorer of that season. In 2017, he became the first Indian and 6th overall cricketer to score 7 consecutive Test fifties.

21. Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson

Kane Stuart Williamson is an international cricketer from New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler and is regarded as one of the finest batsmen in the world. He is also the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Williamson scored a century against India on his Test debut. South Africa scored 389 runs in Wellington in 2012, in that match New Zealand's score was 32/3. Then Williamson first scored a century and got the match drawn. This innings is counted among Williamson's best innings. Kane took charge of New Zealand at the age of just 17 in the 2008 Under-19 World. Kane Williamson has scored 6173 runs in ODIs for New Zealand and his average is 47.48. He comes fifth in the list of highest run scorers for New Zealand in ODI cricket. He also has 13 centuries to his name.

22. Karun Nair

Karun Nair

23. Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen is a former English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler, who played Test cricket for England between 2005 and 2014. He also played for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League till the end of the BBL. He was also signed by Rising Pune Supergiants for the 2016 season of the Indian Premier League. Indian Premier League In February 2009, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Pietersen for US$1.5 million, making him the highest paid IPL player along with Andrew Flintoff.

24. Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard

25. Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara made his first appearance in international cricket at the age of 22 in July 2000 when he played an ODI against Pakistan. He won the first man of the match award in his second ODI, scoring 85 against South Africa. The first double century he achieved was during the Asian Test Championship final in 2002, when he reached 230. In 2009 he was appointed the vice-captain of the national team. During a Test in July of the same year, he also achieved his career-highest run count of 287 runs from 684 runs in a world record partnership with captain Mahela Jayawardene.

26. Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene

Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, popularly known as Mahela Jayawardene, is a Sri Lankan cricket coach and former cricketer. Mahela Jayawardene is recognized as the best batsman, excellent captain. More than 26 thousand runs in international cricket, 54 centuries including Test, ODI and T20. These figures of a player are enough to tell what he has achieved in this game and what he has given to this game. Against South Africa, Jayawardene made the highest Test score of 374 which is the highest Test score by a right-handed batsman in the history of Test cricket.

27. Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal

28. Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay

29. Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel

30. Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Sharad Dravid, known as the wall because of his ability to bat for a long time, is one of the most experienced players of the Indian cricket team, a regular member since 1996. He was appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team in October 2005 and resigned from his position in September 2007. After representing India for 16 years, he retired from all formats of international and national cricket in March 2012. Rahul Dravid played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2008, 2009 and 2010. He later played for Rajasthan Royals in the finals of the Champions League Twenty20 in 2013 and the Indian Premier League play-offs in 2013. Dravid announced his retirement from Twenty20 in September 2013 after playing the Champions League Twenty20 in October 2013.

31. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian cricketer known for both bowling and batting. Ravichandran Ashwin preferred to pursue a career in cricket after leaving engineering studies. Ashwin, who bowled off break spin, took 31 wickets at an average of less than 20 while playing for Tamil Nadu in 2006-07. But in the same season, Ashwin failed to continue his performance due to a wrist injury. In 2008, Ashwin made a spectacular comeback through the IPL. The spinner did well for Chennai Super Kings and for Tamil Nadu Ashwin also did well with both bat and ball. He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in December 2006 and captained the team the following season.

32. Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting

33. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant

34. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an international level player of the Indian cricket team. Rohit is primarily known as an opener. Apart from Test cricket, ODIs and Twenty-Twenty, Rohit also plays in the Indian Premier League and is also the captain of the Mumbai Indians team. He is also the vice captain of the Indian ODI team. Batting against the Sri Lankan team at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata on 13 November 2014, he made a new record by scoring the most runs in a match in One Day International cricket by scoring 264 runs. Rohit Sharma is the first player to score the most double centuries in ODI cricket history. Rohit Sharma is the first batsman in cricket history to have three double centuries in ODI cricket, three centuries in Twenty20 Internationals. Under his captaincy, India won the Asia Cup and the Nidahas Trophy in 2018.

35. Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor

36. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer. His nickname is Little Master. Tendulkar is one of the most legendary players in cricket. He is considered by many to be the greatest batsman after Australian Donald Bradman. In the 2010 edition of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians reached the final of the tournament. Tendulkar scored 618 runs in 14 innings during the tournament, breaking Shaun Marsh's record for most runs in an IPL season. He also won the Best Batsman and Best Captain awards at the 2010 IPL Awards ceremony. Sachin has scored more than 500 runs in IPL in two different seasons as captain.

37. Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson

38. Saurav Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, also known by the name Dada ("elder brother" in Bengali), is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. During his playing career, Ganguly had shown himself as one of the leading batsmen in the world and went on to become one of the greatest captains of the national cricket team. He batted in the middle order with the left hand and has also been a good opener batsman. In 2008, Sourav was made the captain of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders. Left-handed batsman Sourav Ganguly is known as a successful one-day player who scored more than 11000 runs in ODIs. He is one of the most successful Test captains of India who led the team to success in 21 out of 49 matches under his captaincy. Known to be a fiery captain, Ganguly provided opportunities to many new players to play under his captaincy.

39. Shane Warne

Shane Warne

Shane Keith Warne is a former Australian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game. Warne played his first Test match in 1992 and became the second bowler after Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan to take 1000 international wickets (in Tests and ODIs). He is the only player who scored 3000+ test runs but never scored a century. He played the role of coach and captain of IPL team Rajasthan Royals and led the team to victory. Overall, he played 145 Test matches from 1992 to 2007 in which he took 708 wickets at a bowling average of 25.41. From 1993 to 2005, he took 293 wickets in 194 One Day Internationals. He was instrumental in the winning team of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

40. Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Shane Watson Robert is an Australian cricketer. He is a right handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler. He bats mainly as an opener in international cricket, although he is rarely seen in domestic matches. He started his cricket career with the Australian cricket team in 2002, playing his first ODI against South Africa. He made his Test debut in January 2005 against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

41. Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock

42. Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left-arm opener and occasional right-arm offbreak bowler. He is also often called by the name of Gabbar. Shikhar Dhawan batted better in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy than in 2013 and was the highest run-scorer in the entire tournament. In 2021, Dhawan made a new record by scoring the most runs, Dhawan scored 338 runs in this trophy with the help of 2 half-centuries and a century, which also included a century.

43. Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Santosh Iyer is a cricketer who plays for the Delhi cricket team and plays One Day International cricket and Twenty20 International cricket for the Indian national cricket team. In October 2017, Shreyas Iyer was included in the Indian team for the Twenty20 series against New Zealand. He got the chance to bat for the first time in the series match and he scored 23 runs in 21 balls. Shreyas Iyer is playing for the Delhi Daredevils team in the 2018 IPL, he is the captain of Delhi Daredevils. He has been doing well in IPL so far.

44. Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Steve Smith is an Australian cricketer. He has also been the captain of all three formats of Australia. On 23 December 2015, Smith was awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy as the ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year for the 2014–15 season. In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition held in the West Indies, Australia finished runners-up to England. Smith took 11 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.81 and finished as the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament. In his first match for his new team in the IPL, he scored 39 runs in 32 balls and led his team to victory against Mumbai Indians. He received the Man of the Match award for this effort.

45. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is one of the leading cricketer of India. He is a left-arm middle-order batsman and a left-arm off-spin bowler. Raina contributed significantly in the first edition of the IPL tournament. He made up for the loss of key players like Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey and Jacob Oram. He is the first player to score 2500 runs in IPL and holds the record for most catches.

46. V. V. S. Laxman

V. V. S.  Laxman

47. Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is an Indian cricket player. He is affectionately called by all as "Veeru". He is not only an aggressive right-handed opener but can also bowl right-arm off-spin when needed. He played the first ODI for India in 1999 and the first Test match in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be awarded the title of "Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year". He won the title again the following year as well. "Virender Sehwag is such a batsman of India that every bowler in the world fears" it is believed by Imran Khan to Richard Hadlee and Vivian Richards. In March 2010, he scored a century against New Zealand in Hamilton in just 60 balls. Sehwag also holds the record for the highest partnership for the first wicket in Test cricket.

48. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh (Yuvi) is an Indian cricketer. He made a world record by hitting 6 sixes in 6 balls of an over against England in the 20-20 World Cup 2007. Along with this, he also holds the world record for making a half-century in 12 balls in 20-20. Yuvraj Singh was adjudged Man of the Tournament for his role in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He has played for Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from international cricket on 10 June 2019.

49. Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan is an Indian cricket player. He is mainly known for his bowling. He bats with the right hand and bowls medium fast pace with the left hand. A left-arm fast bowler, Zaheer is known for his ability to swing the ball both ways. The 7 wickets taken in the final against Shivaji Park Gymkhana put Zaheer Khan in the limelight. After which Zaheer Khan was selected in the Under-19 team of Mumbai and West Zone. He made his first-class debut in 1999-2000 for Baroda due to lack of place in the Mumbai team. He won everyone's heart from this series and was the third most successful bowler and the most successful left arm bowler.

50. Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch

Aaron James Finch is an Australian international cricketer who captains the Australian cricket team in limited overs cricket. Finch holds the record for two of the three highest individual scores in Twenty20 Internationals. He became the first player in T20Is to reach 900 rating points on the official T20I rankings, beating his previous record of 156 against England in 2013 with his score of 172 against Zimbabwe in July 2018. Aaron Finch played for Melbourne Renegades in the opening match of the 2011 Big Bash League season. In 2012, he became the captain of the Melbourne Renegades, and was the Big Bash League player of the year.

51. Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Craig Gilchrist is a former Australian international cricketer. Gilchrist is a wicketkeeper and a left-handed batsman. He is known as one of the best wicket keepers in the world. He has many records to his name, including the most number of wickets by an Australian in test cricket. He made 17 century's in test cricket and 16 century's in ODI matches, both the record for a wicketkeeper. Gilchrist is the only player to hit 100 sixes in test cricket. Deccan Chargers also won the final match of the 2009 Indian Premier League under the captaincy of Gilchrist. In that edition, he was declared Man of the Tournament for his 495 runs and 18 catches+stumps.

52. Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Mumbai in domestic competitions. He plays for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-handed batsman who made his international debut against England in 2011 and made his Test debut against Australia in 2013. Rahane was selected for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2012 season Indian Premier League. He scored 98 runs to win in his first match of IPL 2012 against Kings XI Punjab and 103 not out against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 Indian Premier League. After this he was appointed as the captain of the team after Steve Smith of the Australian cricket team.

53. Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews

54. Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is an Indian cricketer. He is the first player in the world after Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in an innings in Test cricket. Anil is a resident of Bangalore city of Karnataka state. In his honor, one of the main squares of this city has been named as Anil Kumble Square. He is the first player to take 500 wickets for India. He has also been the coach of the Indian cricket team. He played for Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Kumble took all 10 wickets for 74 runs in his 26.3 overs, keeping 9 maidens in the fourth innings of the Delhi Test against Pakistan, which began on 4 February 1999.