10 Players from other T20 Leagues who can lead IPL teams in 2022 season
The BCCI has proposed two new teams in the IPL from the 2022 season.
Updated - Sep 21, 2021 7:12 pm
Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that two new teams are going to feature from the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). These two teams will most likely be from the Nothtren part of India, and history suggests that an Indian captain might be leading one of these franchises.
But over the past 14 years of the IPL, we have seen teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Rajasthan Royals, and more recently, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) using foreign captains like David Warner, Shane Warne, and Eoin Morgan respectively. Warne and Warner have led the team to victories in 2008 and 2016. So foreign captains have had success in the IPL.
With two new teams joining in the IPL 2022, the franchises can think of naming foreign players as a captain. We have seen few players chipping in and making an impact with their leadership. Also, few players have captaincy experience, and that might as well work to their advantage. With that, let’s take a look at-
Players who can be a good fit while leading teams in the IPL 2022 season
1. Kieron Pollard
Undoubtedly the biggest and one of the impactful foreign players in the IPL. Apart from his all-around utility skills, Pollard also has captaincy experience under his belt. Often he has stepped up when regular skipper Rohit Sharma misses out for Mumbai Indians (MI). During their last match against CSK too, the all-rounder was tasked with leading the side.
Although MI lost the match, Pollard was more than decent with his captaincy. He is also the current limited-overs format skipper for West Indies and also the captain of Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). So Pollard comes with immense captaincy experience and can be used as captains by MI or one of the other teams.
In all likelihood, MI will retain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya in the auctions. They have the Right to Match (RTM) option, and they might as well retain Pollard. But if not, the West Indian all-rounder can surely play on another side and lead as well.