IPL 2023 Captains List (2008-23): Check Full List of IPL Captains for All 10 Teams, Their Win Percentage

Here's everything you need to know about the IPL captains from 2008 to 2023 for each IPL team.

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As the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season draws near, cricket enthusiasts around the world are eagerly waiting for their favourite team and the captains who will lead them to win the prestigious IPL trophy. We all know how a tournament can turn into a fierce competition between two teams, and the role of the captain is paramount in determining the success of the team.

In IPL 2023, we have some great captains from different teams. Whether it be Rohit Sharma, who is leading Mumbai Indians, or the captain cool MS Dhoni, who leads Chennai Super Kings, the leaders of each team have proven their worth in this tournament. If you are wondering who is leading your favourite team for this IPL season, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will discuss the current list of IPL captains along with team-specific captains from 2008 to 2023. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

List of IPL 2023 Captains

We have 10 teams this time for the IPL 2023 that will be competing with each other in league matches. Each team will play 14 matches during the league stages. The captains of each team will do their best to win the trophy. We have MS Dhoni leading CSK, Shreyas Iyer leading KKR, KL Rahul heading LSG, and more. Check out the complete list of captains for this year’s IPL.


IPL Team Captain
Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma
Chennai Super Kings MS Dhoni
Kolkata Knight Riders Nitish Rana
Royal Challengers Bangalore Faf du Plessis
Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson
Sunrisers Hyderabad Aiden Markram
Gujarat Titans Hardik Pandya
Delhi Capitals David Warner
Punjab Kings Shikhar Dhawan
Lucknow Super Joints KL Rahul

 

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IPL Team Captains from 2008 to 2023

IPL tournament has seen several captains over the past few years that brought their unique leadership qualities and helped the team to go on to later stages. There are various captains leading the teams, including MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and more. Here’s what you need to know about each team.

Chennai Super Kings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been the captain for CSK for the longest time. Under his leadership, the team won the IPL title four times.

Year Captain Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Win Percentage
2008 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 16 9 7 0 0 56.25%
2009 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 14 8 5 0 1 64.29%
2010 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 16 9 7 0 0 56.25%
2011 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 18 9 8 0 1 55.56%
2012 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 18 12 8 0 1 55.56%
2013 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 18 12 6 0 0 66.67%
2014 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 16 10 6 0 0 62.50%
2015 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 17 10 7 0 0 58.82%
2018 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 16 11 5 0 0 68.75%
2019 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 17 10 7 0 0 58.82%
2020 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2021 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 16 11 5 0 0 68.75%
2022 Ravindra Jadeja 8 2 6 0 0 25.00%
2022 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 6 2 4 0 0 33.33%

 

Also Read: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma has been the most successful captain for Mumbai Indians. The Indian player has been the team’s captain for 10 years, and during this tenure, Mumbai Indians have won 5 IPL titles.

Year Captain Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Win Percentage
2008 Sachin Tendulkar 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2009 Sachin Tendulkar 14 5 8 0 1 42.86%
2010 Sachin Tendulkar 16 11 5 0 0 68.75%
2011 Sachin Tendulkar 16 10 6 0 0 62.50%
2012 Harbhajan Singh 17 10 7 0 0 58.82%
2013 Rohit Sharma 19 13 6 0 0 68.42%
2014 Rohit Sharma 15 7 8 0 0 46.67%
2015 Rohit Sharma 16 10 6 0 0 62.50%
2016 Rohit Sharma 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2017 Rohit Sharma 17 12 5 0 0 70.59%
2018 Rohit Sharma 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2019 Rohit Sharma 16 11 5 0 0 68.75%
2020 Rohit Sharma 16 11 5 0 0 68.75%
2021 Rohit Sharma 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2022 Rohit Sharma 17 4 13 0 0 23.53%

 

Also Read: Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli has served as the captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore for the longest time. He has been the captain of the team for eight seasons.

Year Captain Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win Percentage
2008 Rahul Dravid 14 4 10 0 0 28.57%
2009 Kevin Pietersen 6 2 4 1 0 33.33%
2009 Anil Kumble 8 4 2 0 0 75.00%
2010 Anil Kumble 14 8 6 0 0 57.14%
2011 Daniel Vettori 14 9 4 1 0 71.43%
2012 Daniel Vettori 16 8 7 1 0 56.25%
2013 Virat Kohli 16 9 7 0 0 56.25%
2014 Virat Kohli 14 5 9 0 0 35.71%
2015 Virat Kohli 16 8 7 1 0 56.25%
2016 Virat Kohli 16 9 6 1 0 62.50%
2017 Shane Watson 15 3 12 0 0 20.00%
2018 Virat Kohli 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2019 Virat Kohli 14 5 8 1 0 42.86%
2020 Virat Kohli 15 7 7 1 0 53.33%
2021 Virat Kohli 14 9 5 0 0 64.29%
2022 F du Plessis 16 9 7 0 0 56.25%

 

Also Read: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Delhi Capitals

Check out the list of captains that have headed the Delhi Capitals team in each season of IPL.

Year Captain Matches Wins Losses Ties/ No Results Win Percentage
2008 Virender Sehwag 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2009 Gautam Gambhir 15 9 5 0 0 66.67%
2010 Gautam Gambhir 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2011 James Hopes 14 4 9 1 0 35.71%
2012 Virender Sehwag 18 9 9 0 0 50.00%
2013 Mahela Jayawardene 16 3 13 0 0 18.75%
2014 Kevin Pietersen 14 2 12 0 0 14.29%
2015 JP Duminy 16 6 9 0 1 43.75%
2016 Zaheer Khan 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2017 Zaheer Khan 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2018 Gautam Gambhir 6 1 5 0 0 16.67%
2018 Shreyas Iyer 8 3 5 0 0 37.50%
2019 Shreyas Iyer 16 10 6 0 0 62.50%
2020 Shreyas Iyer 16 9 7 0 0 56.25%
2021 Rishabh Pant 16 10 6 0 0 62.50%
2022 Rishabh Pant 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%

 

Also Read: Delhi Capitals (DC) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders’ longest-serving captain was none other than Gautam Gambhir. The Indian player was appointed as the captain of KKR from 2011 to 2017.

Year Captain Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win Percentage
2008 Sourav Ganguly 14 6 7 1 0 50.00%
2009 Brendon McCullum 7 1 6 0 0 14.29%
2009 Sourav Ganguly 7 3 4 0 0 42.86%
2010 Sourav Ganguly 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2011 Gautam Gambhir 15 8 7 0 0 53.33%
2012 Gautam Gambhir 18 12 5 1 0 72.22%
2013 Gautam Gambhir 16 6 10 0 0 37.50%
2014 Gautam Gambhir 14 11 3 0 0 78.57%
2015 Gautam Gambhir 14 7 6 0 1 57.14%
2016 Gautam Gambhir 15 8 7 0 0 53.33%
2017 Gautam Gambhir 16 9 7 0 0 56.25%
2018 Dinesh Karthik 16 9 7 0 0 56.25%
2019 Dinesh Karthik 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2020 Dinesh Karthik 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2020 Eoin Morgan 5 2 3 0 0 40.00%
2021 Eoin Morgan 17 9 8 0 0 52.94%
2022 Shreyas Iyer 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%

 

Also Read: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals has seen a quite shuffle for the captain position throughout the IPL seasons. Check out the full list here:

Year Captain Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win Percentage
2008 Shane Warne 16 13 3 0 0 81.25%
2009 Shane Warne 14 5 9 1 0 35.71%
2010 Shane Warne 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2011 Shane Warne 14 6 8 1 0 42.86%
2012 Rahul Dravid 16 7 9 0 0 43.75%
2013 Rahul Dravid 18 11 7 0 0 61.11%
2014 Shane Watson 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2015 Steven Smith 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2018 Ajinkya Rahane 15 7 8 0 0 46.67%
2019 Ajinkya Rahane 14 5 8 1 0 42.86%
2020 Steve Smith 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2021 Sanju Samson 14 5 8 1 0 42.86%
2022 Sanju Samson 17 10 7 0 0 58.82%

 

Also Read: Rajasthan Royals (RR) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner has been one of the most successful captains for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Under his leadership, the Sunrisers Hyderabad has won an IPL title along with 35 matches.

Year Captain Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win Percentage
2013 Kumar Sangakkara 17 10 7 0 0 58.82%
2014 Shikhar Dhawan 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2015 David Warner 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2016 David Warner 17 11 6 0 0 64.71%
2017 David Warner 14 8 5 1 0 64.29%
2018 Kane Williamson 17 10 7 0 0 58.82%
2019 Kane Williamson 15 6 9 0 0 40.00%
2020 David Warner 16 8 8 0 0 50.00%
2021 David Warner 6 1 5 0 0 16.67%
2021 Kane Williamson 8 3 5 0 0 37.50%
2022 Kane Williamson 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%

 

Also Read: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings has seen a quite shuffle for the captain position throughout the IPL seasons. Check out the full list here:

Year Captain Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win Percentage
2008 Yuvraj Singh 11 10 1 0 0 90.91%
2009 Yuvraj Singh 13 7 6 0 0 53.85%
2010 Kumar Sangakkara 14 4 10 0 0 28.57%
2011 Adam Gilchrist 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2012 Adam Gilchrist 16 8 8 0 0 50.00%
2013 Adam Gilchrist 16 8 8 0 0 50.00%
2014 George Bailey 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2015 George Bailey 14 3 11 0 0 21.43%
2016 Murali Vijay 14 4 10 0 0 28.57%
2017 Glenn Maxwell 14 7 7 0 0 50.00%
2018 Ravichandran Ashwin 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2019 Ravichandran Ashwin 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2020 KL Rahul 14 6 8 0 0 42.86%
2021 KL Rahul 8 3 5 0 0 37.50%
2021 Mayank Agarwal 6 1 5 0 0 16.67%
2022 Shikhar Dhawan 14 7 6 0 0 57.14%

 

Also Read: Punjab Kings (PBKS) IPL Team 2023: Player List, Name, Matches Schedule, Retains, Captain, Jersey, Photos, More

Gujarat Titans

As for the Gujarat Titans team is concerned, it was introduced in 2022. Hardik Pandya was the captain of the team, and under his leadership, the team won its maiden IPL trophy. The team played 16 matches, out of which they won 12 matches and lost 4.

Lucknow Super Giants

Just like Gujarat Titans, the Lucknow Super Giants team made its debut in 2022. The team was headed by KL Rahul for IPL 2022 season. During the tournament, the KL Rahul-led team played 15 matches, out of which they won 9 matches and lost 6 matches.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who is the No 1 captain in IPL history?

MS Dhoni is the most successful captain in the IPL. He is the longest-serving captain for CSK in IPL history. Moreover, the team won 4 IPL titles under his leadership.

2. Which team has used the most number of captains in IPL history?

Punjab Kings is the only team in IPL history that has used the most number of captains in the history of IPL. Shikhar Dhawan is the 13th captain of the team.

3. Who is the youngest captain to win IPL?

Rohit Sharma was the youngest captain in IPL history who became the captain for Mumbai Indians and won an IPL title. During that time, the player was 26 years old.

4. Which IPL team never changed its captain?

Chennai Super Kings is the only team that has not changed its captain since its inception.

5. Who is the first non-Indian captain to win IPL?

Shane Warne was the first non-Indian captain in the IPL season. He was the captain of Rajasthan Royals in 2008, which was the same season when the team won its maiden IPL title.