IPL: 5 Teams that should change their captains ahead of the next season
These teams desperately need a change in leadership after yet another underwhelming season.
Published - May 9, 2019 4:29 pm | Updated - May 9, 2019 4:29 pm
Unlike most other sports, in cricket, the captain is always under the scanner. The decisions he makes, his tactics on and off the field, his planning, everything comes into question. Hence, the pressure on a captain in cricket is way more than any other sport.
The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is coming to a close with only a couple of games remaining. This season has shown a lot of up and down moments of various teams and captains, in particular. Teams that have failed to live up to expectation have come under the scanner with quite a bit of fingers pointed at their captains.
While there have hardly been any questions on MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma with both Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) doing well, other captains did come under scrutiny. At the end of every season is the time to start building towards the next season.
Hence, here we look at five teams that should change their captain for the IPL 2020:
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
There have been calls for Virat Kohli stepping down from captaincy from various corners. There is a general perception that leading India for almost 9-10 months in a year can be mentally exhausting and hence, he can be given a break from captaincy in the IPL.
RCB have failed to make it to the playoffs for three seasons in a row now. They stormed into the top four last time in 2016. Moreover, after Kohli took over as permanent RCB skipper, the Bangalore-based franchise has reached the top-four just twice since 2011.
Some of Kohli’s tactics and decisions have raised massive question marks. Some of the team selections were also bizarre. There is a notion that Kohli often needs suggestions on the field. In fact, in a couple of games, Ashish Nehra was also instructing and suggesting a few things from the dugout. Hence, a change in captaincy may just bring in a change of fortunes as well.