Ranking top 5 captains in IPL History

Ranking top 5 captains in IPL History

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

The Indian Premier League is one of the most thrilling and exciting cricket tournaments across the globe. It has the highest viewership amongst all professional sports leagues in India. Cricket is considered as a religion in India which adds to the already high popularity of the franchise-based league. IPL 2020 is just around the corner and all the teams are all prepared with their captains decided.

The League, being played in the T20 format, the role of the captain becomes all the more important with those nail-biting finishes. Throughout the 12 editions of the tournament, only 6 captains have managed to take their team to the pinnacle. Some of them have managed to lift the trophy on multiple occasions while others had to remain content with a solitary triumph.

Being the captain of an IPL team takes a lot of determination, perseverance, and resoluteness. Here we rank the top-5 captains in IPL history based on their achievements.

5. Shane Warne

Shane Warne IPL
Shane Warne IPL. (Photo Source: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The spin legend from Australia got his name registered in the chronicles of history when he led Rajasthan Royals to victory in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. He led the Royals for the first four seasons of the franchise-based competition. In fact, he is responsible for unearthing many players who went on to represent their teams at the International level.

In his 55 matches as the captain, Warne tasted victory in 30 matches with a win percentage of 54.54. He is considered as one of the legendary captains of the IPL. His importance as a captain in the tournament can be evidenced by the fact that his team started going downhill after his retirement in 2011. In fact, the solitary triumph of the Rajasthan based franchise came under the leadership of Warne.

Warne’s optimum utilization of the given resources was responsible for their success in their initial year. He left an indelible impact on the league with his exciting brand of captaincy. Thus, despite having led his team to victory in a single season only, the leg-spinner from the land Down Under made the list.