14 successful IPL editions have passed and many have led the IPL teams during this time. But, only a few could make their mark. Out of all, Rohit Sharma owns the IPL throne without a doubt. He’s the top IPL captain so far. Keep on reading to know more about him and other IPL captains down below Rohit in the list of best IPL captains, so you can bet better while online IPL betting.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma stands number one in the list of best captains in IPL history, having led the MI team for 8 consecutive years and has won 5 IPL IPL titles for the team. Him being famously known as the ‘hitman’ is the first Indian to score a century in T20 format. Alongside, he is famous for hitting big runs in all formats.
And with a win percentage higher than 60, Rohit is the king of IPL. He has the ability to understand short span games and hit big runs in small overs. While playing for the MI, Sharma has won 70 out of 116 matches. More, he holds the record of being the highest individual scorer in ODI, which is 264 runs.
2. Steve Smith
Being the former Australian skipper, Steve Smith has had enough experience in both international and T20 cricket. And his brilliant performances while leading Rising Pune Supergiants and Rajasthan Royals made him stand second in the list of best captains in IPL.
He has a winning percentage of 59.52, just after Rohit’s 60.34, and has won 25 out of 42 matches while leading RR. Above all, his performance with the Pune Supergiants is unforgettable, which led the team to the finals.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
Despite being one of the re-known Indian players, Sachin Tendulkar ‘the master blaster’ failed to be an international Indian captain. But, he did compensate for that by performing over the top while leading the MI team back in 2010.
Though the team didn’t win the finals, they won 30 out of their 51 matches, giving Sachin a win percentage of 58.82, making him one of the best captains in IPL history.
IPL 2011 was the only time when Sachin scored his century in T20. And he was paid 8.28 crores to play for the MI team in IPL 2013.
4. MS Dhoni
Being the skipper of CSK since 2008, Dhoni’s captaincy in the IPL has been a marvellous journey. He has led his team to the playoffs in almost all seasons and has helped them win the IPL title for 4 times, including this time in 2021. In fact, the majority of CSK’s fandom is due to the presence of Dhoni in the team.
More, he is the only IPL captain that has played the most IPL matches and has won the most out of them, which is 110 out of 188. And with the winning percentage of 58.82, Dhoni is one of the best IPL captains in history.
5. Cameron White
Last but not the least, Cameron White stands 5th in our list of best captains in the IPL history. He’s only a few points behind MS Dhoni, having led RCB, Deccan Chargers, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He captained 12 matches for the SRH and won 7 out of them with a winning percentage of 58.33.
And in 2012, White scored remarkable 4 half-centuries for the Chargers. All in all, he was a blessing for the DC team bringing in the highest runs of over 300.