Rating the 10 best captains in IPL history

Rating the 10 best captains in IPL history

A few have excelled in their roles and performed extremely well.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one such cricket league which can be extremely exhausting as a player. There is a lot of travelling, plenty of high-pressure games and of course, the pressure of expectations. While the tournament demands a lot from a player, it is much more challenging if you are the captain. Captains are always under the scanner.

Every move of theirs is watched and analysed closely by millions across the globe. Despite all this, a few have excelled in their roles and performed extremely well. At the same time, some of the international reputed captains have struggled to meet the demands of the league. They have failed to carry the expectations and faltered under immense pressure.

Here is the rating for ten of the best captains for their performance in the IPL:

10. Sourav Ganguly – 3.5/10

Sourav Ganguly IPL
Sourav Ganguly IPL (Photo Source: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/GettyImages)

Sourav Ganguly might have been a great captain for Team India. He helped bring the side out of a crisis situation and build up players for the future. Under his leadership, the side registered some of the most memorable victories including the Natwest Series.

However, Ganguly hasn’t had the same kind of success in the IPL. The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the start of the league. With players like Brendon McCullum, Ishant Sharma, Chris Gayle amongst many others at his disposal, there were a few miracles expected of him.

But, Dada couldn’t really make an impact. In the first three years, KKR finished 6th, 8th and 6th out of 8 teams. After he was released from the KKR squad, he had a brief stint with the Pune Warriors as well but didn’t find any success. Out of 42 games, Sourav only managed to win 17 and lost 25.