IPL 2024: Team-wise backup captain

Every team will be looking for a backup wrecker-in-chief in case the mainstay skipper is not able to hit the field.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad and Jos Buttler. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

The IPL 2024 is just a couple of weeks away from start and the excitement is slowly building up for the tournament. IPL is by far the biggest T20 league in cricket and one of the most renowned sporting brands in the world above the English Premier League and just behind the NBA and NFL. 

Meanwhile, the teams are still finalizing their support staff and leadership positions as Sunrisers Hyderabad are yet to confirm their captain for the IPL 2024. Apart from this, a huge change happened as MI replaced their 5-time IPL-winning skipper Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya for this season.

While other teams are settled with their captains for the IPL 2024, they are yet to announce their vice-captains or backup options for captaincy for the tournament. In this piece, let’s have a look at potential players whom the franchises can give the responsibility of leadership in the worst case scenario.

Here are the backup captains of each team for IPL 2024:

1. Mumbai Indians - Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo Source: BCCI/IPL)

Mumbai Indians will have a new captain for the first time in 10 years come IPL 2024. Rohit Sharma’s reign as captain has been drawn curtains upon, despite winning five titles for the franchise. Instead, the MI management has named Hardik Pandya as the captain of the side starting IPL 2024. While Rohit Sharma was at the helm of the Mumbai affairs, Suryakumar Yadav was his deputy.

However, it remains to be seen whether Suryakumar Yadav keeps his spot as the vice-captain of the side. MI management might think of bringing in some fresh ideas. Yadav has captained India as well, but the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishan Kishan may also be considered.

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