Most successful captain in IPL history (2008 – 2023)

Most successful IPL captain: In the 16-year history of the Indian Premier League, hundreds of players and dozens of teams have participated. But only a few have experienced the glory of lifting the IPL Trophy. Most IPL franchise owners spend huge amounts of money on players and line their teams with the best cricketers from around the world.

Look at the roster of every IPL team and you will see that every last one of them is filled with extremely gifted and talented players. Many young and aspiring athletes who have made their mark in domestic cricket also play in the IPL. On top of that, every team has a famous cricketer, a living legend in many cases as a coach or mentor. Franchise owners spend crores every IPL auction to form their teams.

However, we have many times seen past IPL winners or even defending champions struggle in the following seasons. The T20 format of the IPL is a highly volatile format of cricket that puts immense pressure on both bowlers and strikers.

When overs in test cricket are hit for sixes in a row, it can really affect their thinking. Cricketers often play hastily in IPL under pressure to score more runs or take more wickets. This can lead to poor performance on their part and cause the entire team to lose.

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The captain of a cricket team is the most important player among the 11 competing teams, but in IPL, his role becomes even more important. A good captain can control the team to promote its strengths and overcome its weaknesses.

Hard work, strategy and planning dissipated throughout the match, and all that mattered was the individual performances of the players and the leadership of the captain. Smart play and skillful decisions are what win matches and that is exactly the job of the captain.

For that reason, we bring you this article on the most successful and match-winning captains in IPL history.

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Most successful captain of IPL

The cricket captain is the player responsible for making important decisions during the match. His skills and leadership can make or break a team. A good captain can command an average team and get the best out of them, while a poor captain will waste and underutilize a talented team.

The IPL has seen its share of good and bad captains. There was a time when the team captain was changed midway through the season because of poor performance. Today, we bring you a list of the most successful captains in IPL history. These are the players who have led their teams to the most wins while also showing composure under pressure and playing decisive shots.

There were a few surprise entries on the list while some beloved players were absent. However, we are only referring to the official IPL statistics and nothing more than that.

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Most successful IPL captains according to games played and experience

Places

Player

Distance

Mat

Win

Lost

W %

first

MS Dhoni (CSK/RPS)

2008-2023

226

133

91

59.37

2

Rohit Sharma (MI)

2013-2023

158

eighty seven

sixty seven

56.32

3

Virat Kohli (RCB)

2011-2023

143

66

70

48.56

4

Gautam Gambhir (DC/KKR)

2009-2018

129

71

57

55.42

5

David Warner (DC/SRH)

2013-2023

83

40

41

49.39

6

Adam Gilchrist (DC/KXIP)

2008-2013

74

35

39

47.29

7

Shreyas Iyer (DC/KKR)

2018-2022

55

27

26

50.90

8

Shane Warne (RR)

2008-2011

55

30

24

55.45

9

Virender Sehwag (DC/KXIP)

2008-2015

53

28

24

53.77

ten

KL Rahul (KXIP/LSG/PBKS)

2020-2023

51

25

24

50.98

11

Sachin Tendulkar (MI)

2008-2011

51

30

21

58.82

twelfth

Rahul Dravid (RCB/RR)

2008-2013

48

22

26

45.83

13

Kumara Sangakkara (DC/KXIP/SRH)

2010-2013

47

15

30

34.04

14

Kane Williamson (SRH)

2018-2022

forty six

22

23

48.91

15

Sanju Samson (RR)

2021-2023

45

22

23

48.88

16

Dinesh Karthik (DC/KKR)

2010-2020

43

21

21

50.00

17

Steve Smith (PWI/RPS/RR)

2012-2020

43

25

17

59.52

18

Yuvraj Singh (KXIP/PWI)

2008-2011

43

21

21

50.00

19

Saurav Ganguly (KKR/PWI)

2008-2012

42

17

25

40,47

20

Suresh Raina (CSK/GL)

2010-2019

34

14

18

44.11

21

George Bailey (KXIP)

2014-2015

30

14

16

46.66

22

Mahela Jayawardene (DC/Kochi/KXIP)

2010-2013

30

ten

19

35:00

23

Hardik Pandya (GT)

2022-2023

thirty first

22

9

70.96

24

Rishabh Pants (DC)

2021-2022

30

16

13

55.00

25

Ravichandran Ashwin (KXIP)

2018-2019

28

twelfth

16

42.85

26

Faf du Plessis (RCB)

2022-2023

27

14

13

51.85

27

Anil Kumble (RCB)

2009-2010

26

15

11

57.69

28

Ajinkya Rahane (RPS/RR)

2017-2019

25

9

16

36:00

29

Eoin Morgan (KKR)

2020-2021

24

11

twelfth

47.91

30

Shane Watson (RCB/RR)

2008-2017

24

8

13

39.13

Most successful IPL captain by winning percentage

Below is the list of the most successful IPL team captains ordered by overall win percentage (at least 20 matches).

Position

Player

Distance

Mat

% overall victory

first

Hardik Pandya (GT)

2022-2023

thirty first

73.33

2

Steve Smith (PWI/RPS/RR)

2012-2020

43

59.52

3

MS Dhoni (CSK/RPS)

2008-2023

225

59.19

4

Sachin Tendulkar (MI)

2008-2011

51

58.82

5

Anil Kumble (RCB)

2009-2010

26

57.69

6

Rohit Sharma (MI)

2013-2023

158

56.32

7

Shane Warne (RR)

2008-2011

55

55.45

8

Gautam Gambhir (DC/KKR)

2009-2018

129

55.42

9

Rishabh Pants (DC)

2021-2022

30

55

ten

Daniel Vettori (RCB)

2011-2012

22

54.54

11

Virender Sehwag (DC/KXIP)

2008-2015

53

53.77

twelfth

Faf du Plessis (RCB)

2022-2023

27

51.85

13

KL Rahul (KXIP/LSG/PBKS)

2020-2023

51

50.98

14

Shreyas Iyer (DC/KKR)

2018-2022

55

50.9

15

Dinesh Karthik (DC/KKR)

2010-2020

43

50

16

Yuvraj Singh (KXIP/PWI)

2008-2011

43

50

17

Harbhajan Singh (MI)

2008-2012

20

50

18

David Warner (DC/SRH)

2013-2023

83

49.39

19

Kane Williamson (SRH)

2018-2022

forty six

48.91

20

Sanju Samson (RR)

2021-2023

45

48.88

The IPL captain has the most wins in the tournament

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are the only captains to have won the IPL multiple times.
  • MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to 5 IPL wins in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021 and 2023.
  • Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians team has lifted the IPL trophy 5 times in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have also won the IPL twice in 2012 and 2014 under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.
  • Hardik Pandya has also shown incredible leadership potential as he captained the Gujarat Titans who debuted in IPL 2022 and won the championship. GT topped the table in both IPL 2022 and IPL 2023 and also featured in the final.

  • However, there is no doubt that MS Dhoni is the most successful captain in IPL history.

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Several players have captained various teams in the Indian Premier League, but only a few have done their job with utmost dedication and consistency. The race for the most successful captain is tight, with MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma both vying for the top spot. Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and MSD’s Chennai Super Kings have won the same number of IPL finals. But CSK reached the playoffs and played more finals. Plus, MS Dhoni has been the captain of CSK since the first IPL. We’ll let you decide which of the two is more successful. Keep reading Jagran Josh for more information, statistics and IPL records.

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