Who is the worst captain in IPL?

IPL News: Worst Performing Captain in Past IPL Tournaments

The Indian premier league comprises emotions of joy, sadness, madness, nostalgia, and disappointment.  These varieties of emotions associated with this game make it so popular and trending. When an IPL team wins then it is a moment of celebration but the team that lost the battle, instigate the reasons for failure and strategize to come next time with great power and preparation.

The task of captaincy is very crucial in an IPL cricket match and it affects winning and losing to greater extents.

Here is a list of some worst-performing captains from the past IPL tournaments.

Harbhajan Singh as a captain of Mumbai Indians

Harbhajan Singh holder of captain post from 200-2012 and he led the team of Mumbai Indians in 30 matches. In his captaincy, Mumbai Indians lost 14 matches and won 14 matches. His performance rating as a captain was 50% that makes him an average performer as a captain. While he didn’t perform too bad but the stats cant be compared with Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar.

 

Suresh Raina as a captain of Chennai Super Kings

Suresh Raina captained Chennai super kings for only 6 Matches so this is not sufficient to label him as worst-performing captain but the Chennai super kings had only two captains in the history, the first one is Suresh Raina and the other is MS Dhoni. During the captaincy of Raina, the Chennai super kings won 2, tied 1 and lost 3 matches.

 

Shikhar Dhawan as a captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Shikar Dhawan’s batting skills are very impressive but when it comes to captaincy, it wasn’t that successful as seen in the records from past IPL Tournaments. He led Sunrisers Hyderabad in 16 matches. In his captaincy, the team lost 9 matches while managed to win 7. The winning percentage of the team during his captaincy was 43.75%.

 

Ajinkya Rahane as a captain of Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals had to face most losses in the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane.  He was the holder of the post of captain for over 24 matches in which the team lost 15 matches and won just 9. This resulted in an average performance rate of 37.5%.

 

Mahela Jayawardene as a captain of Delhi Capitals

The cricket legend from the Srilankan root wasn’t able to give promising results as the captain of Delhi daredevils. He holds the position of captain for Delhi DareDevils in 18 matches and managed to win just 6. This resulted in an overall win percentage of 36.11%.

 

Rahul Dravid as a captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal challengers Bangalore was captained by Rahul Dravid in 14 matches, among these matches, the team managed to win just 4 and thus the total winning percentage for the team under his captaincy was just 28.57%. he was made captain due to his impressive performance for the country in the international matches but in the Indian premier league tournament, he failed to show his charm.

 

Brendon McCullum as a captain of Kolkata Knight Riders

Brenden McCullum set the cricket ground on fire whenever he is batting for his team and in the first match if IPL, he did the same with his inning of 158 runs.  He was chosen as the captain for Kolkata knight riders due to his extravagant records in the cricket ground but he somehow failed to show his charm in the captaincy.  In captained KKR in 229, for 13 matches where the team lost 9 matches, managed to win just 3 and I tied.

 

Kumar Sangakkara as a captain of Kings XI Punjab

Kumar Sangakara, who captained the Srilankan team in many matches successfully, failed to show his charm in IPL matches in leading KXIP. He captained the team for 13 matches where the team won just 3 matches, lost 9, and 1 match was Tied.

Conclusion

Different individual and sportspersons have their unique potential and set of skills and leadership skills are also one of it. It can be possible that the best batsman in the world has poor leadership skills and it should be accepted and welcomed at any point in time.