Ranking all 8 captains in IPL 2020

From Iyer, Kohli to Rohit, Dhoni, here we rank the best IPL captains ahead of 2020 season.

MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma
MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Every year, when a team wins, their success is attributed to a team effort where everyone collectively made an effort to see their team through to the pole position. But, one person that gets the most yet the least amount of attention is the captain of the team. No matter how talented a group of players is, the person who makes them a successful team is the captain.

Not only this. He is also the one who has to go up to the broadcasters and journalists and answer the boatload of questions, after every match the team loses. And, in many cases, even taking the blame upon himself. The best of the captains are those, who organize the team, keep every player in check and make sure they are giving their best every day by sending in some amount of constructive criticism after every game.

So, here’s a look at the rankings of the captains of every team, before the start of IPL 2020:

8. Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals)

Delhi players
Delhi Capitals. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Indian player, who has had a great time with the national team, but will be tested thoroughly in IPL 2020, is Shreyas Iyer. With the arrival of veterans like Ajinkya Rahane and Ravi Ashwin into the team, his problem of talent management has amplified a lot, and he will have to skim through a lot of names, before deciding whom to leave and whom to keep.

The fact that Shreyas is still young, as compared to the players in his team, taking the call of leaving seasoned campaigners out of the team could be a tough task for him to perform. And, this could also be his key to success in this season. If and only if he is able to say no to the right players at the right point of time, he will be able to get the best out of the talent pool he has at his disposal.

But, if he fails to do and is not able to pick the right combinations, he will not be able to see his team through to the later stages. He will have to adapt to handling a more experienced line-up of players than he has handled so far.


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