List of the Best Cricket Team Captains in IPL

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Here’s our list of IPL 2021 captains. From Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma to Kane Williamson the teams had their best mates leading this year. And Dhoni was the best IPL captain this year pushing his team to win their 4th IPL title. Now they’re just another title behind Rohit Sharma’s team to win 5 IPL trophies. Rohit is also the current captain of the Indian cricket team in T20Is. 

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IPL Team Captains 2021

Starting with the MI captain, Rohit Sharma the best captain in IPL so far. He has helped the MI team triumph IPL for the maximum of times. Sharma took the MI captaincy mid-way IPL 2013 and since then, there’s no way looking back for him. 

The team has won IPL 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020 under his captaincy. In IPL 2021, Rohit played a total of 13 matches with 381 runs and an average of 29.30. And also, he scripted a record 1000 runs against his fav opponent team KKR. 

The second most favorite of all is MS Dhoni. Dhoni became the CSK captain during the IPL inaugural season and as the skipper of the team has played 174 times. He’s the only player of the IPL history who retained his captaincy for this long. 

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In IPL 2021, Dhoni played 16 matches with 114 runs and a 16.28 average. Though, since a few last years, scores from Dhoni’s bat have dried up. But, CSK’s IPL title winning won’t be possible in 2021 without Dhoni’s performance. His unbeaten 18* off 6 balls against DC that helped the team push to the finals is worth mentioning. This victory made Dhoni the best IPL team captain in 2021.

Virat Kohli is the king of IPL captains and is the best IPL captain in RCB’s captain list so far. He’s been the skipper of the team since 2011 and has more than 50 wins under his belt. 

In IPL 2021, Virat played 15 matches with a whooping run score of 405 and a strike rate of 119.46. Though, RCB has not won their maiden IPL title yet that doesn’t mean Kohli has failed as a captain. He’s known for his high hittings and for making several individual records for the team. 

The IPL 2020 winners team Delhi Capitals, announced Rishabh Pant as their new captain during the first phase of IPL 2021. This decision was made after their old skipper Shreyas Iyer got injured. 

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Rishabh who was before vice-captain of the team played 16 matches in IPL 2021 as the skipper and scored a total of 419 runs including 3 fifties. His highest score was 58 off 48 balls against RCB. And he gained trust from the management and the team with his brilliant performance. Even, before the start of the IPL 2021 second phase, DC was ruling the IPL points table. 

The next in the IPL 2021 captain list is Eoin Morgan. He’s the only English player to be the captain in the IPL league currently. Morgan took over the captaincy for the KKR in midways IPL 2020. And played 17 matches with a net score rate of 133. His unbeaten 47* was his closest to the 50 and his highest score for the season. 

Eoin played his IPL debut in 2010 for RCB and then joined KKR in 2011. Following KKR’s failure to get into the playoffs during IPL 2020, they changed their captain appointing Morgan as the new one. And they finally made it to the playoffs, finishing 4th in the points table. 

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Ahead of IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals released Steve Smith and appointed Sanju Samson as their new captain. Sanju has been playing for the team since 2013 and has performed great so far. His highest score was 119 runs off 63 balls. Also, he scored 2 fifties for the season when he played 14 matches and scored 484 total runs. 

After Sanju Samson, KL Rahul is another wicketkeeper to captain an IPL team. He’s also the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in ODIs and T20Is and joined Punjab Kings back in 2018. Rahul became captain of the team in 2020 and played 13 total matches last season with a net score of 626 runs and a massive 6 fifties. 

After the initial poor performance of the team, the SRH franchise changed their skipper and appointed Kane Williamson as their new captain. Kane has been with SRH since 2015 and played 10 matches during IPL 2021 season. His highest score was an unbeaten 66* off 51 balls. Though the team failed to make it to the playoffs last season that doesn’t justify Williamson’s performance as a captain.