IPL 2021: Ranking skippers based on performance of two weeks

IPL 2021: Ranking skippers based on performance of two weeks

IPL skippers and their performances so far in the league.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

With the IPL 2021 completing its initial course of the first two weeks, the T20 league has so far been extremely unpredictable. Teams like MI, KKR, and SRH, rather than being on the top, have struggled to fetch wins and get their momentum going, whereas teams like RCB and CSK have emerged as the pristine table toppers.

The shifting of the conditions has also played a massive role in how all the teams have performed so far and with the IPL now moving to Delhi and Ahmedabad, again the franchises will have to remodel and restyle their strategies and game plans.

However, it is now certain that an apt adaption to the conditions is the only key mantra to soar high in the IPL, and with the captains being the ultimate torchbearers, let’s rank each one of them based on their captaincy so far-

Skipper standings based on their captaincy in IPL 2021 so far

8. Sanju Samson (RR)

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Being the newly appointed skipper of the RR team, Sanju Samson has so far led his team to a topsy-turvy ride. At present, the franchise has only won two games from their 5 outings and are currently placed seventh in the points table. However, in their first five outings, the team has faced the bitterest of adversities especially with their constant loss of overseas supplies.

Under Samson’s captaincy, the RR team neither has fetched any wins by batting first nor is been comfortable with chasing big scores. The conditions at the Wankhede Stadium were ideal for RR to kick start their IPL campaign on a healthy note, but the team has been found in discord with their performances.

Skipper Sanju Samson himself along with RR’s premier batsman Jos Buttler has been mainly erratic and is yet to fire with full force. The team’s middle-order batting which also includes the newly recruited Shivam Dube is playing substandard cricket and in many ways is the underlying cause of RR’s overall damage.

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has also extensively opined on how under Sanju’s captaincy, the RR team looks to be placed in disharmony along with especially highlighting the communication problem between the captain and its players. All in all, the IPL 2021 by no means has been an admirable start for the RR camp, but with the involvement of legendary minds like Kumar Sangakkara, along with the expected signing of some quality overseas replacements, the team is expected to show some resilience rather than getting despaired.