IPL 2020: From MS Dhoni to Rohit Sharma; Win percentage of all 8 captains, Check out who is No.1

India’s largest festival – the Indian Premier League is all set to return with its 13th edition scheduled to begin in the UAE from September 19 after the marquee tournament was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic this year.

Role of a captain is crucial in T20 cricket as he has to make quick and strategic decisions to turn the momentum in his favour. Likewise, in IPL, a skipper has to be on his toes all the time to lead his team to victory.

Here we take a look at the winning percentage of all the current skippers of all eight franchises in IPL 2020:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)

  • Win percentage: 59.77
  • Matches as Captain: 174 (104 wins, 69 losses, N/r 1)
  • Stats: 190 matches, 4432 runs, 42.20 average, 137.85 strike rate, 84* highest score
  • IPL titles as CSK skipper: 3 (2010, 2011 and 2018)Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) 
  • Win percentage: 59.62
  • Matches as Captain: 104 (62 wins, 42 losses, N/r 0)
  • Stats: 188 matches, 4898 runs, 31.60 average, 131 strike rate, 109 highest score
  • IPL titles as MI skipper: 4 (2010, 2011, 2018 and 2019)

Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

  • Win percentage: 45.45
  • Matches as Captain: 110 (50 wins, 56 losses, N/r 4)
  • Stats: 177 matches, 5412 runs, 37.85 average, 131.60 strike rate, 113 highest score
  • IPL titles as RCB skipper: 0

Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders)

  • Win percentage: 47.22
  • Matches as Captain: 36 (17 wins, 19 losses, N/r 0)
  • Stats: 182 matches, 3654 runs, 27.07 average, 130 strike rate, 113 highest score
  • IPL titles as KKR skipper: 0

Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals)

  • Win percentage: 65.52
  • Matches as Captain: 29 (19 wins, 9 losses, N/r 1)
  • Stats: 81 matches, 2022 runs, 37.44 average, 128.95 strike rate, 101 highest score
  • IPL titles as RR skipper: 0

David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

  • Win percentage: 55.32
  • Matches as Captain: 47 (26 wins, 21 losses, N/r 0)
  • Stats: 126 matches, 4706 runs, 43.17 average, 142 strike rate, 126 highest score
  • IPL title as SRH skipper: 1 (2016)

Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals)

  • Win percentage: 58.33
  • Matches as Captain: 24 (14 wins, 10 losses, N/r 0)
  • Stats: 62 matches, 1681 runs, 30.56 average, 127 strike rate, 96 highest score
  • IPL title as DC skipper: 0

KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)

Wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul will be playing as a captain for the first time in his IPL career in the upcoming edition of the tournament. Rahul will be leading Kings XI Punjab, becoming their new skipper after Ravichandran Ashwin was bought by Delhi Capitals last year.

  • Win percentage: NA
  • Matches as Captain: NA
  • Stats: 67 matches, 1977 runs, 42.06 average, 138 strike rate, 100* highest score.
  • IPL title as KXIP skipper: NA

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