Complete list and details of IPL 2018 Captains have been put in this article to make you aware of the eight leaders which have been chosen by different IPL franchises to lead them to the Title.
Indian premier league session 11 is all set to fill your summer vacations with lots of joy and thrill. Total of eight teams will participate, will play almost sixty league matches to qualify for the playoffs. They will be led by top captains around the world. And we Know, You’re excited to know about the captains of IPL 2018.
That’s why, we decided to put those eight persons, their captaincy history, their performance in Indian Premier League last sessions, and lots of interesting facts, you should know about.
So here is the complete IPL 2018 Captains list:-
- 1 Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Chennai Super Kings
- 2 Gautam Gambhir - Delhi Daredevils
- 3 Ravichandran Ashwin - Kings XI Punjab
- 4 Dinesh Karthik - Kolkata Knight Riders
- 5 Rohit Sharma - Mumbai Indians
- 6 Ajinkya Rahane - Rajasthan Royals
- 7 Virat Kohli - Royal Challengers Bangalore
- 8 David Warner - Sunrisers Hyderabad
Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Chennai Super KingsWith 1.5 million USD, MS Dhoni was the most expensive player of the season one of Indian Premier League, where he led them to the final where unfortunately they lost by three wickets. While in IPL season three, and four, Dhoni guided Chennai Super Kings to their two consecutive titles.
As a Dhoni fan, you should know, Chennai Super Kings played a total of eight seasons out of which MS Dhoni's cool mindset helped his team to reach into the finals six times. Yes, you read it right, Six times out of eight. It’s a WOW. And we think, that’s why he is known as the best captain in the world.
Now after two years of dismissals, MS Dhoni is again appointed the captain of Chennai Super Kings for 2018 season of IPL.
Gautam Gambhir - Delhi Daredevils
After leading Kolkata knight riders from last six seasons, and helping them to claim the title in IPL season five and seven, KKR selectors didn’t even place a bid for Gautam Gambhir. Maybe it was their some kind of planning and strategy for IPL 2018. But, Delhi Daredevils didn’t miss the chance and included Guti back in their team sheet.
They not only bought him but also put the responsibility of leading DD to the ultimate golden trophy of IPL 2018, because of his good captaincy records and skills.
Ravichandran Ashwin - Kings XI Punjab
From all the angles we know Ravichandran Ashwin, He is one of the best right arm –off break bowler in today’s era. But once, he led Tamilnadu to their Devdhar Trophy title, and maybe by seeing this ability of R Ashwin, KXIP made a surprised move.
Interestingly, we now get a chance to see another part of R Ashwin, as he is handed over the responsibility of leading Kings XI Punjab in IPL season 11. which can help them to achieve their madian title of the league.
Another unique information we have about IPL 2018 is, he is the only captain bowler of the season. So, excited? Actually, we're.
Dinesh Karthik - Kolkata Knight Riders
After not retaining Gautam Gambhir, not even placing a bid in the auction for him, it was a great suspense about VIVO IPL 2018 KKR captain name, because the franchise had lots of options like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Robit Uthappa, and Dinesh Karthik.
Out of these four, Kolkata Knight Riders went for the fourth option due to lots of experience, and knowledge about the Indian pitches Dinesh Karthik have. While Robin Uthappa is chosen as Vice-captain of KKR.
Let's see, where this dicision of droping Gambhir out of the squad will take them to.
Rohit Sharma - Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma, the HITMAN, Mumbai Indians captain, is said to be the most successful captain in Indian premier League. Because MI is the only team who have won IPL title three times in last ten seasons.
An interesting fact is, all the three times, in IPL 6, 8 and IPL 10, Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma’s team beat MS Dhoni’s team and won the title.
In IPL 6 and 8, they won over CSK, while in season 10, it was RPS who also lost before Mumbai Indians tight bowling and hard hitters.
So yet again in season 11, the first match will be held between CSK and MI. where we all are hoping to experience an unnoticed thrilled of all time.
Ajinkya Rahane - Rajasthan Royals
The Indian Middle Order Batsman got the Rajasthan Royals captain band for IPL 2018, after the dismissal of Steve Smith because of the ball tampering incident against SA in capetown.
Ajinkya Rahane have been part of Rajasthan Royals in many memorable sessions of Indian Premier League, where in 2012, he opened the bat with Rahul Dravid, and kept improving under his guidence. He also got the skills of captain, and led RPS in a match against Delhi Daredevils in 2017 season.
And yet again, after two years of absense, when Rajasthan Royals in back into the attack in 2018 IPL, they offered lead role to their favourite, Rajasthan Royals, to clinch their second title after IPL season 1.
Virat Kohli - Royal Challengers Bangalore
Again the greatest batsman of limited overs, run machine and captain of Indian Cricket Team, and Royal Challengers Bangalore, who guided them to the finals two times in the history of IPL.
But unfortunately, in both matches, they lost the trophy by a little margin of runs and wickets.
Still, RCB is said to be one of the strongest team in the IPL, and yet again, in season 11 of the league, they are all set to display some great performance by the bat as well as bowl under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
David Warner - Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 champions, and most of the credits go to their skipper, and opening batsman, David Warner. But unfortunately this time, he will not play the IPL due to the ban on him because of the ball-tampering case.
Well, SRH fans don't need to be the worry, because Kane Williamson will now lead the team in 2018 season of Indian Premier League. The Newzeland skipper and one of the greatest batsman of today's era is all set to help SRH claiming their second title in IPL 11.
These were all IPL captains 2018, total eight most talents, smart, cool, strategic captains around the world who have taken the responsibility to lead their own respective team to the title of Indian Premier League 2018.
Their decisions, plans, theories will execute on the field, which will play a very important role for a win or loss of a match in the league, where every single point from the points table can book their place in the playoffs or kick them out of the tournament.
So, that’s it. Hope you will like reading this article, a little bit information about all captains of IPL 2018 who will be main highlights in the entire league.
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