Ranking 10 greatest captains in franchise cricket

The world has seen many greats in the franchise cricket circuit.

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The world of cricket is dominated by franchise cricket right now. There are leagues played internationally which prove to be commercially successful too. It’s crazy that this form has taken such a leap in just over one and a half decades. 

Some of the players do not play on the international stage much but are legends in their own rights. It’s the franchise cricket that makes them reach a great amount of fame. The importance of franchise cricket is as big as internationals. 

When we talk about different franchises, the team keeps getting elevated every now and then. But there are some leaders who have played the most important part in their teams doing great in a particular league. Here are some of those players.

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10. Shoaib Malik

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Shoaib Malik. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Shoaib Malik has been a pioneer of T20 cricket. While he is not talked about as often as the likes of Chris Gayle & AB De Villiers, he is the most experienced T20 player in the world. He has amassed over 10K runs in the format. 

But the most understated quality of Shoaib Malik is his captaincy. He has led a lot of teams, across nations as well. A long time back, he captained Pakistan too and led them to the finals of the inaugural World T20.

Under him, Guyana Amazon Warriors reached the finals of CPL two years in a row. He also captained Sialkot Stallions to win a record eight times in the Pakistan cup. He has gotten a cool mind and his experience adds to the reasons why he has been a successful captain in these leagues. 

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