IPL 2020: Ranking all 8 captains by their win percentage
Rohit Sharma has won the most number of titles as a captain, four for Mumbai Indians. MS Dhoni is right behind him with three titles under his belt for Chennai Super Kings.
Updated - Sep 14, 2020 3:25 pm
T20 cricket is a fast and funny format. A lot of games go till the last ball, the teams have to be on their toes throughout the match and there are various strategic or instant decision making involved during those 40 overs. Thus, the role of a captain is very important in the T20 format. He is the guy with the steering in this fast-moving car and his composure at the driving seat is a significant factor in the team’s victory.
Indian Premier League is the epitome of T20 leagues and the tournament pertains to immense pressure as it involves a large amount of money. Such pressure is not easy to handle and the skipper who can absorb that comes out victorious. However, the way T20 cricket has expanded, a skipper needs to be tactful and his decisions have to be rational.
Rohit Sharma has won the most number of titles as a captain, four for Mumbai Indians. MS Dhoni is right behind him with three titles under his belt for Chennai Super Kings. But to decide the best captain, if only trophies will be counted, then the consideration of inconsistency won’t be there. Here we are with the ranking all the current IPL captains as per there win percentage. KL Rahul, the Kings XI Punjab’s captain will be captaining the side for the first time and hence, he is not included in the rankings.
Here’s the list:
7. Virat Kohli | 110 Matches | Win percentage: 44.5
Virat Kohli, the captain of Indian team is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) since 2013. He is the highest run-getter in the cash-rich league. However, his performance as a skipper hasn’t been as good as expected. Despite reaching the finals three times, RCB was not able to win the trophy even once.
The team have always had prominent batsmen like Virat Kohli himself, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and many other allrounders. Still, the batting heavy team was never able to find a balance in their side and never tasted success in the mega event. The win percentage of 44.5 tells us that the side led by Virat was never able to find the consistency they were looking for.
His leadership has been similar in International cricket as well. Under his captaincy, India lost the World Cup semifinal against the New Zealand last year. Kohli has been criticized about not giving his players a long rope and making them insecure about their place in the side. However, the RCB squad looks quite promising this season and he would like to make his record better.