The IPL 2022 Mega Auction has been completed as all of the teams have completed their squads with their choices. All of the franchise has been phenomenal throughout the two days of the auction. As we know some of the teams have desperately wanted their captains to lead in the upcoming seasons.
Captains are one of the most important assets for each and every team. In this article, we are going to see those probable captains of each team for the IPL 2022 season.
The most successful captain of IPL Rohit Sharma who has five IPL trophies (2013,2015,2017,2019, & 2020) under his belt will again lead Mumbai Indians for this season. Moreover, Rohit is also leading the charts in terms of win percentage in the matches he led.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the second most successful captain after Rohit Sharma. MSD has won 4 IPL trophies (2010,2011,2018 & 2021) and will again lead CSK in this edition. However, some talks are there over Ravindra Jadeja as the future captain of the Chennai-based franchise. The final call will be taken by the management itself if they want Jaddu to lead the side in the future.
After Virat Kohli left the captaincy role of RCB, the Bangalore-based franchise was desperately looking for someone their new skipper. However, they bought Faf Du Plessis for the sum of 7 Crores who can bat at the top and has also the experience of captaincy at the international level. He may the new skipper of the side although, Maxwell is another good choice.
Kolkata Knight Riders are the other team that was looking for a leader for their upcoming season and they bought Shreyas Iyer in the mega auction. Iyer has got 12.25 Crores and will lead the Kolkata-based franchise for the upcoming seasons of IPL. Meanwhile, Iyer has already proved his ability as captain. He helped his team Delhi Capitals to reach the finals of IPL 2020.
Delhi Capitals has already made up their mind after they retained Rishabh Pant ahead of the IPL Mega Auction and releases Shreyas Iyer. Pant will lead the side as he had done the previous year in the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who suffered an injury. Rishabh Pant has guided Delhi Capitals to the playoffs last season.
A new captain for the Punjab Kings Mayank Agarwal will lead the side as they release KL Rahul ahead of the Mega Auction. However, Mayank has already led Punjab in a game in which KL Rahul was absent.
Just like the previous editions this year also Sanju Samson will lead the Rajasthan Royals. Although he hasn't performed at that level as captain, he has played exceptionally.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will again lead the Hyderabad franchise as they retained him for the sum of 14 Crores. Kane Williamson has been good as captain in IPL and also at the international level. So, no doubt that he is the best choice.
The new team Lucknow Super Giants has announced KL Rahul as their captain for the upcoming season. KL Rahul has already led Punjab Kings in the last two editions although under his guidance the team fails to reach the playoffs.
Another new addition to IPL teams, Gujarat Titans will be led by Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Hardik Pandya has been released by the Mumbai franchise ahead of the Mega Auction and Gujarat Titans picks him as a draft player with the sum of 15 Crores. So, now Hardik Pandya has a new role to play in the upcoming seasons.