Team-wise one back-up skipper for IPL 2020

If a captain gets sidelined; these players can be the back-up captains.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not too far away. The auctions were recently conducted and as many as 62 players were picked. A total of 127 players were retained before the auction. Thus, the eight teams have 189 players that will be a part of the 2020 season of the IPL which is scheduled in March 2020.

Each of the eight teams have their captains ready. However, there are leadership groups and other senior players who are critical to the side. In fact, it is a topic that isn’t discussed much. Most captains don’t take breaks but injuries are uncertain and players may miss games due to unexpected reasons as well. Thus, it’s important for teams to have some backup options for captaincy ready.

So, here we look into each team’s one backup captaincy option for the 13th edition of the IPL.

8. Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: Twitter)

After Shane Warne and Rahul Dravid, the captaincy in Rajasthan Royals (RR) has juggled around. There have been only three players who’ve led the franchise but it’s been a merry-go-round. Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson were at the helm at different times.

In 2018, Rahane led RR to the playoffs. However, after a poor first half in 2019, he was sacked as captain. Smith ascended as captain and will continue to lead the team this year as well. However, RR have a few good options as far as backup skippers are concerned.

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa or even David Miller will be some of the names. However, Buttler’s name will be at the top of the list. He has been England’s white-ball vice-captain for a while now and has even led England to four wins in the six games he’s captained.


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