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When any franchise wins this coveted IPL trophy after a prolonged season of matches, the skipper is hailed as the main driving force behind their win. As a result, skippers play a critical role in the game of cricket. Even if a franchise loses in a particular season, the skipper is also the only person to be blamed, apart from the management of that team.

This blog lists the captains of all ten franchises in the upcoming IPL season. Which captain will lift the IPL trophy at the end of the 2024 season? Predict now on a site with the best online cricket betting odds and win big daily during IPL.

Captains of Ten IPL Franchises in IPL 2024

Cricket fans witnessed a dramatic turn of events just after the end of the IPL 2024 mini-auction. Mumbai Indians roped in their former player, Hardik Pandya, from Gujarat Titans. Immediately, Hardik was appointed the captain, replacing the five-time title-winning captain Rohit Sharma. Gujarat Titans have also announced Shubman Gill as their new captain for the upcoming season.

Here’s a look at the ten captains for the IPL 2024 season:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Chennai Super Kings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the five-time title winner of the Chennai Super Kings, will try to win the franchise’s sixth title in the upcoming season of IPL. So far, he has led the CSK team in 212 matches, winning 133. He is the only captain with more than 100 wins in IPL.

Aiden Markram – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Aiden Markram, the current captain of the South African national team in the T20I format, captained the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the 2023 season. The 29-year-old, online cricket odds who missed the opening match of the last campaign, led the team in 13 games, winning just four. The ‘Orange Army’ finished bottom of the points table with just eight points.

Shubman Gill – Gujarat Titans

Shubman Gill will lead the Gujarat Titans franchise for the first time in the 2024 edition. He has showcased his batting prowess in the last season of the Indian Premier League, winning the Orange Cap. There will be significant pressure on the youngster as, under Hardik Pandya, the Titans reached the final in the last two seasons.

Hardik Pandya – Mumbai Indians

For the first time, Hardik Pandya will lead the Mumbai Indians franchise, as he was traded from the Gujarat Titans team for a whopping sum of ₹15 crore. He helped the Gujarat Titans team win their maiden title in the 2022 season and finished runner-ups in the following season. Hardik has won 22 of the 31 matches as captain.

Shikhar Dhawan – Punjab Kings

Ace opening batter Shikhar Dhawan is the Punjab Kings’ captain in the 2024 season. Unlike Hardik or Gill, Dhawan will have less pressure as the Mohali-based franchise hasn’t qualified for playoffs since the 2014 season. However, the Delhitie will be hoping to change the franchise’s fortunes. He has captained in 22 matches, winning eight games.

Shreyas Iyer – Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer is returning to Kolkata Knight Riders after missing the 2023 edition due to an ankle injury. He will try to guide the team to their third coveted title under the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir. In the 2022 season, he was appointed the Kolkata outfit’s skipper. Iyer has captained Delhi Daredevils.

Sanju Samson – Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson will wear Rajasthan Royals’ armband for a fourth consecutive season. He helped the franchise reach the final in the 2022 season, losing to Gujarat Titans. However, the inaugural IPL champions failed to sustain the momentum in 2023. The Kerala-born batter has won 22 of the 45 matches as captain in IPL.

Rishabh Pant – Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant, who has captained Delhi Capitals in 30 matches, will make a comeback for the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming season of the IPL. He has remained out of cricket action since the fatal accident he met in December 2022. Under Pant’s captaincy, the Capitals reached the final in IPL 2020. The wicketkeeper will be hoping to inspire the team in the coming season.

KL Rahul – Lucknow Super Giants

KL Rahul has done an excellent job at Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 and 2023 seasons. In the franchise’s maiden season, they reached the playoffs. The Lucknow-based franchise qualified for playoffs in 2023 despite Rahul missing a few matches due to injury. The 31-year-old has also captained Punjab Kings in the IPL.

Faf du Plessis – Royal Challengers Bangalore

Faf du Plessis took over the captaincy from Virat Kohli in 2022. Since then, they have performed well in the IPL. In the 2022 season, they finished fourth and reached Qualifier 2. Though RCB didn’t have a good IPL campaign in IPL 2023, fans will be hopeful that they can win their first title in the upcoming season. Du Plessis has won 14 of the 27 matches as captain.

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