The last leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will bring unlimited joy to the fans of cricket and the cricketers in India at the time of the pandemic. This will be the rest of the 14th edition of the premier league, and we cannot wait to watch every new move and strategy that our beloved captains have concocted to win the title of IPL 2021.
The auctions for the new players were held in February 2021, where the teams acquired new players to present a strong team for the final battle. The first leg of the tournament was held in India and played across six cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Bengaluru. The remaining matches of the season are set to begin from September.
This post will present you with all the team members and IPL 2021 captains list of this season:
Mumbai Indians- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
In IPL, Rohit Sharma has been the most successful captain with five winning titles for Mumbai Indians. Out of 123 matches, he has a record of leading the team with 72 victories. He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off-break bowler.
His team for IPL 2021 includes Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult & Yudhvir Singh Charak.
Chennai Super Kings- MS Dhoni (Captain)
In the history of the Indian Premier League, Mahindra Singh Dhoni has the highest winning percentage as a captain. He played his 200th match in IPL against Punjab Super Kings this year in April 2021. He is a wicketkeeper Batsman and a right-hand bowler.
His team for IPL 2021 includes Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, C Hari Nishanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harisankar Reddy, Imran Tahir, K Bhagath Varma, K Gowtham, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Narayan Jagadeesan, R Sai Kishore, Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran & Shardul Thakur.
DELHI CAPITALS- Rishabh Pant (Captain)
Rishabh Pant made his T20 debut for India in January 2017. In January 2019, Pant was named the ICC Emerging Player of the Year at the 2018 ICC Awards. He is a middle-order wicketkeeper-batsman for India.
His team includes Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Chris Woakes, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Lalit Yadav, Lukman Meriwala, Manimaran Siddharth, Marcus Stoinis, Praveen Dubey, Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, Ripal Patel, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Steven Smith, Tom Curran, Umesh Yadav & Vishnu Vinod.
Kolkata Knight Riders- Eoin Morgan (Captain)
An Irish-born Englishman with a reputation for creative and audacious stroke-play, Eoin Morgan has, over time, proved to be one of the most innovative players in international cricket. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler.
His team for IPL 2021 includes Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Karun Nair, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Pawan Negi, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravathi & Venkatesh Iyer.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (Captain)
Rahul is a young Indian international cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper.
His team for IPL 2021 includes Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jalaj Saxena, Jhye Richardson, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Moises Henriques, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Riley Meredith, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Utkarsh Singh.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (Captain)
Sanju scored 342 runs in IPL 2019 and then followed it up with 375 runs in IPL 2020. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper.
His team for IPL 2021 includes Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, Chetan Sakariya, Chris Morris, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal & Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain)
Virat Kohli is one of the highest-paid cricketers in IPL and was the first one to be retained by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction. He is a right-handed top-order batsman.
His team for IPL 2021 includes AB de Villiers, Adam Zampa, Daniel Christian, Daniel Sams, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Finn Allen, Kane Richardson, KS Bharat, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Washington Sundar & Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain)
David Warner has been one of the most successful overseas players in IPL history. He is a left-handed batsman.
His team for IPL 2021 includes Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jason Holder, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Jason Roy, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh & Wriddhiman Saha.
There you have it – a list of IPL team captains. Fans have been waiting in anticipation for the IPL 2021 to continue. Also, there are various predictions on which captain is best prepared to conquer and lead his team to victory. Though our bets might be in favour of our favourite players, we will have to watch and see.
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