Find out who are the top IPL captains under whom most IPL matches were played
Posted August 19, 2020 in IPL.
August 14, New Delhi
Indian Premier League, IPL, is around the corner and the excitement around this year IPL is like never before.
Be it a lockdown-reliever scenario or the first-ever shift of domestic cricketing league to UAE or the new title sponsorship due to Indo-China rift, or the speculations for the possible IPL captains in the upcoming IPL season; things are just adding up to the craze for this year IPL among cricket lovers.
In this IPL dedicated feed, we’ll look at the Top 4 players who led most matches as captain in reverse order.
Rohit Sharma: At number 4 is the cricketing leader who sailed the most successful IPL franchises. Rohit garnered praises among all his contemporaries for his powerful leadership qualities.
One of the celebrated captains in the league, Rohit changed the fate of Mumbai Indians since he took the charge as a leader in 2013.
He brought victories to Mumbai Indians in 4 matches held in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.
With victory in 60 matches and 42 defeats in 104 games, Rohit has a second-best winning percentage of 58.65 after MS Dhoni.
Virat Kohli: At number 3 is the running captain of the Indian cricket team and RCB’s most valued player, Virat Kohli. Even though Kohli is yet to bring the trophy to Royal challengers Bangalore, he’s still trusted by the RCB officials and is the only player who’s been retained in the team for the longest.
Kohli is leading the RCB team officially since 2013. In his captaincy, he led 110 matches, out of which got victorious in 49 games and lost on only 55. And while 2 games got tied, there was no result on 4 matches, which get him a winning percentage of 47.16.
Gautam Gambhir: The no. 2 spot goes to the former cricket legend who captained 129 matches, 2nd highest number of matches as an IPL captain, splendidly for the Delhi and Kolkatta teams collectively.
Due to Gambhir’s sheer sincerity and dedication towards his team, Kolkatta Knight Riders team sweep away two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014.
In the total of 129 captained matches, Gambhir recorded wins in 71 games and lost on only 57 matches, which results in his standout-winning percentage of 55.42.
M.S. Dhoni: With the record number of led matches, M.S Dhoni clearly dominates the list. He is undoubtedly the best captain in the cricketing history who led most IPL matches.
Since the start of the IPL season in 2008, Dhoni is given the inchargeship of his teams-- Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants.
Collectively, he steered 179 matches, which is highest in the series, for both the teams and proved his leadership mettle by picking 3 IPL titles for team Chennai Super King.
M.S Dhoni is hailed as the most successful captain with a superb total of 104 victories in 174 led matches. He also has the top winning percentage of 60.11.
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