IPL Successful Captains


IPL is one of the best competitive league in the world. There will be different challenges for a captain each and every time a new edition starts, as new players pool into the team. The success of a team depends on the strategies that a captain makes on the field. Captaincy is the most important aspect of the game which paves way for the success of a team.

Here are the top 5 successful captains in IPL so far.


#5) Shane Warne


This legendary Australian spin magician did a herculean job to guide Rajasthan Royals to lift their maiden title in the opening year of the IPL. The way he used his young players and motivated them proved to be effective. Warne has captained 55 matches out of which the team has won 30 and lost 24 with a win percentage of 54.55%.

Shane Warne comes at fifth number in this successful Captains list.


#4) David Warner


It is not an easy job for a foreigner to lead a side that has more domestic Indian players and in Indian conditions. But, this Australian has aced it like no other. This dynamite has led the team from the front with his exceptional batting and fielding skills set as an example.

He has captained 45 matches out of which the team has won 26 and lost 19 with a win percentage of 57.78%. Warner did not find much of success in leading Delhi, but he guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden IPL title in 2016.

David Warner comes at fourth number in this successful Captains list.


#3) Gautam Gambhir


This dashing opener from the streets of Delhi changed the fortunes for KKR since 2011 as until then Kolkata had struggled to qualify for the playoffs. His batting at the top of the order has been a driving force for the team.

He has won 71 and lost 57 out of the 129 matches he has played with a win percentage of 55.42%. Gambhir was successful in leading the team to 2 IPL titles in the year 2012 and 2014.

Gautam Gambhir comes at third number in this successful Captains list.


#2) MS Dhoni


It is not a surprise to see this Indian mastermind at the top of the list. His guidance to the youngsters from behind the stumps and the independence he provides to the bowlers has been the best part about his captaincy. Undoubtedly the best finisher of the game and a masterclass behind the stumps, Dhoni has been vital for CSK since the opening edition of the IPL. Thala was the key man for CSK to lift the championship 3 times in the year 2010, 2011 and 2018.

MS Dhoni has the highest success rate as a captain in the IPL with 61.88% as the winning percentage. CSK has won 99 matches and lost 60 out of 160 matches they have played under Dhoni.

MS Dhoni comes at second number in this successful Captains list.


#1) Rohit Sharma


Rohit Sharma has been around for a long time as a captain in the IPL circuit. He is one of the most reliable, balanced captain who doesn’t make major mistakes and is excellent when it comes to handling big guns in the team. Rohit is the key to making Mumbai Indians successful in reaching the late stages of the game frequently. Sharma is very relaxed and composed even during the toss and throughout the match. He is one of the dashing openers in world cricket and is the man who has led Mumbai to 4 IPL trophies.

Rohit Sharma has a success rate of 57.69% in captaining the Mumbai Indians. He has captained Mumbai in a total of 104 matches in which the team has won 60 and lost 42. There has been 2 occasions where the match had no result.

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