Indian Captains With Highest Winning Percentage in IPL History (min. 40 matches)

Rohit Sharma might be on top with the most number of trophies but MS Dhoni has the highest winning percentage in IPL History.

Abishek Goswami
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IPL: MS Dhoni | Sportz Point

Captain plays an important role in every cricket match. A captain's decision can change the direction of a match. The captain takes many decisions like bowling change, fielding change, set batting position, batting or fielding after the toss, etc. A good captain always takes the blame after losing a game and always gives credit to his teammates after winning a match. And it is also his job to identify the good players and choose the right playing 11. We have seen many Indian players who lead in IPL but very few have been able to make a mark at the top positions. So let's talk about the Indian captains with the highest winning percentage in IPL history.

IPL: Highest Winning Percentage by Indian Captain (min. 40 matches)

1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni | 58.96%

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has played the most 213 matches as a captain and won 125 matches with a win percentage of 58.96. Under the captaincy of Dhoni, CSK has been crowned Champions four times (2010,2011, 2018, and 2021). CSK has played 12 play-offs on the basis of the excellent captaincy of MS Dhoni. He also led Rising Pune Super Giants to the 2017 final, which they lost by only 1 run against the five-time champions, Mumbai Indians.

IPL: MS Dhoni | Sportz Point

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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2. Sachin Tedulkar | 58.82%

The Master Blaster is second on the list with a healthy 58.82% of winning matches after leading Mumbai Indians in 51 matches. Mumbai won 30 matches under his captaincy. Although they couldn't win the title under him but enjoyed good seasons with the playoffs entry regularly.

IPL: Rohit Sharma & Sachin Tendulkar | Sportz Point

Rohit Sharma & Sachin Tendulkar
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3. Rohit Sharma | 55.86%

Rohit Sharma has been the most successful captain of the IPL. He has led Mumbai Indians in 145 matches and has enjoyed victory in 79 matches. Rohit has the third-highest winning percentage (55.86) among captains. Mumbai Indians became champions for the first time in 2013 and after that, they won it 4 more times (2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020). Fans knew that Rohit is a destructive opener but later he showed his incredible captaincy skills and became the best captain of the Indian Premier League.

4. Gautam Gambhir | 55.42%

Gautam Gambhir has played 129 times as captain for Kolkata Knight Riders and has led his team to victory 71 times with an impressive win percentage of 55.42. KKR has won the IPL twice (2012 and 2014) under Gambhir's captaincy.

IPL: Gautam Gambhir | Sportz Point

Gautam Gambhir
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Virender Sehwag | 53.77%

The greatest Indian opener has led Delhi & Punjab in 53 matches. The teams have combined registered 28 victories and 24 losses. Although the teams' trophy cabinet is still blank, Sehwag led them to many rememberable victories. He is in the fifth position on the list of highest win percentages by Indian Captains in IPL.

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Virender Sehwag
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IPL: Top Seven Indian Captains With Highest Winning Percentage (min. 40 matches)

No. Captain Matches Wins Loss Draw No Results Win Percentage
1 Mahendra Singh Dhoni 213 125 87 0 1 58.96
2 Sachin Tendulkar 51 30 21 0 0 58.82
3 Rohit Sharma 145 79 61 4 0 55.86
4 Gautam Gambhir 129 71 57 1 0 55.42
5 Virender Sehwag 53 28 24 1 0 53.77
6 Kl Rahul 45 22 21 2 0 51.11
7 Shreyas Iyer 55 27 26 2 0 50.90
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