Any team’s performance is greatly impacted by its captain. His dedication, passion, positive thinking, and confidence add to the team’s overall strength. As a consequence, the team fights better not just in the stadium but also outside of it. In a cricket match, a captain illustrates his strength by scoring runs, taking wickets, and uniting the team. This type of unity allows his team to gain momentum against a difficult opponent. As a result, if a captain is good, the team is good, and if a leader is poor, the performance of any team will be awful. This article will look at the top ten 10 players with the most wins as captain in IPL.
Most Successful Captain in IPL history
|MS Dhoni||CSK, RPS||210||123||86||0||1||1.43||2008-2022|
|Gautam Gambhir||DC, KKR||129||71||57||1||0||1.245||2009-2018|
|Adam Gilchrist||DC, PBKS||74||35||39||0||0||0.897||2008-2013|
|David Warner||DC, SRH||69||35||32||2||0||1.093||2013-2021|
|Virender Sehwag||DC, PBKS||53||28||24||1||0||1.166||2008-2015|
|Shreyas Iyer||DC, KKR||55||27||26||2||0||1.038||2018-2022|
01. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is the most successful skipper in the history of the Indian Premier League. He captained his side in 208 IPL matches, winning 123 with the highest winning percentage of 59 in IPL and losing 84 with a losing percentage of 40. He captained the Chennai Super Kings and the Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League.
- MS Dhoni wins most matches in IPL for Chennai Super Kings. He captained CSK in 194 matches, winning 118 and losing 75. For CSK, he has a 60 percent winning percentage and a 38 percent losing percentage.
- He played 14 matches for RPS, winning 05 and losing 09.
02. Rohit Sharma
In the IPL, Rohit Sharma has only captained one team, the Mumbai Indians. He captained his team in 141 games, winning 78 and losing 59. He has a winning percentage of 56 percent and a losing percentage of 42 percent.
Mumbai won 05 IPL trophies in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020 under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, as well as the previous Champions League Twenty20 competition in 2013.
03. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli captained Royal Challengers Bangalore in 140 IPL matches from 2011 to 2021, winning 64 and losing 69. His winning percentage is 47, while his loss percentage is 50. Under Kohli’s leadership, Royal Challengers Bangalore won 11 matches against Delhi Capitals which are the most number of wins for Virat Kohli against a Single Opposition. Kohli won 69 tosses in 140 games in the IPL.
04. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir led two IPL teams Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders. He has a total of 128 IPL games under his name, winning 70 and losing 57. His overall winning percentage is 54, while his overall losing percentage is 44.
He is the most successful captain for KKR as they won 02 IPL trophies under his captaincy in seasons 2012 and 2014. His detailed captaincy analysis for both teams is as follows:
- He led the Delhi Daredevils in 20 games, winning 09 and losing 11.
- He has the most wins as captain for Kolkata Knight Riders in 128 IPL games Winning 70 and losing 57.
05. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist had an outstanding captaincy record in the IPL, in addition to his wicketkeeping. He captained the Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He managed 74 IPL games in total, winning 35 and losing 39. As a captain, he had a 47 percent winning percentage and a 52 percent losing percentage.
- For Deccan Chargers, he led 40 games winning 18 and losing 22.
- For Kings XI Punjab, he led 34 matches winning 17 and losing 17.
06. David Warner
David Warner achieved various records in the IPL. The most notable example is obtaining the majority of 50s. He also has a strong captaincy record, having steered the team to 35 victories and 33 losses in 69 games. He has a 50 percent winning percentage and a 47 percent losing percentage. He was the captain of two IPL teams, the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Delhi Daredevils.
- David Warner has most wins as captain for SunRisers Hyderabad, he led a total of 67 games losing 31 and winning 35 matches in IPL.
- For DD, he led only 02 matches losing both and winning none.
07. Shane Warne
Shane Warne is regarded as one of cricket’s most successful leg-spinners. He had a fantastic IPL career with both the ball and the bat, winning the IPL trophy in 2008 while playing for the Rajasthan Royals. In total, he led 55 IPL games for Rajasthan Royals winning 31 and losing 24. His winning percentage is 56 while the losing percentage is 43.
08. Shreyas Iyer
Not only does Shreyas Iyer excel at batting, but he also has a strong captaincy record in the IPL. In total, he led 54 games in IPL winning 29 and losing 25. He has a 53 percent overall winning percentage and a 46 percent losing percentage. He led 02 IPL teams Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders.
- For Delhi, he led a total of 41 games losing 18 and winning 21 matches.
- For KKR, he led only 13 matches losing 07 and winning 06.
09. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag had a brilliant IPL career. As a captain, he leads two IPL teams Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab. In total, he led 53 IPL games winning 29 and losing 24. His overall win % is 54, with a 45 percent loss percentage.
- For Delhi, he leads 52 games winning 28 and losing 24.
- For KXIP, he lead and won only 01 matches.
10. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is one of cricket’s greatest legends, inspiring fans all around the world. In IPL, he represented only one team Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2011. In total, he guided Mumbai to 31 wins and 21 losses in 52 matches. He has a 58 percent winning percentage and a 41 percent losing percentage.