Importance of a leader in game of cricket cannot be understated. A good captain can get the best out of an average team, whereas an average captain won’t be able to lead even if he has very good team. In the shortest format of the game, the role of a captain gets even more important as it involves quick thinking and making right decision in a flash.  

In the longer format of the game we have seen some great captain like Allan Border,Michael Vaughn and many many others. But that was an era when T20 cricket wasn’t introduced, but today it has MS Dhoni is undoubtedly the best T20 captain in the world now. But who is the next best captain after him? It’s tough to say the next best in World but in IPL we have found second best Indian captain and he probably can replace Dhoni too, to know who he is, read further.

In today’s stat, we will take a look at Top 10 captain with most number of IPL wins –

Captain

Team

Matches

Won

Lost

Win %

MS Dhoni

CSK

129

78

50

60.93

Gautam Gambhir

DD,KKR

92

53

38

58.15

Adam Gilchrist

DC,KXIP

74

35

39

47.29

Virat Kohli

RCB

56

27

24

52.83

Shane Warne

RR

55

30

24

55.45

Virender Sehwag

DD,KXIP

53

28

24

53.77

Sachin Tendulkar

MI

51

30

21

58.82

Rahul Dravid

RR,RCB

48

22

26

45.83

Kumar Sangakkara

DC,KXIP,SRH

47

15

30

34.04

Rohit Sharma

MI

44

27

17

61.36

*Stats updated till 26 May, 2015

Without a doubt it is MS Dhoni who tops the list of captain to win most number of matches. Dhoni has captained Chennai Super Kings for 129 matches so far and has led the team to victory in 78 of those, with a win percentage of 60.93.

Second on the list is Gautam Gambhir, the current captain of Kolkata Knight Riders. Gambhir has led the KKR camp to two title victories. Off the 92 matches he had captained the team in, he has won 53 matches with a win percentage of 58.15. Gambhir is the only captain IPL after Dhoni to win 50 or more matches as captain in IPL. With Dhoni planning to retire soon (already has from Test Cricket), Gambhir is one of the best options to replace Dhoni. Though he being short tempered and his own form are biggest hurdle on the journey to be the Indian captain.

Other replacement for Dhoni is on No 4 in the form Virat and the latest entrant Rohit on No 10. Rohit Sharma has the best win percentage among the Top 10. Rohit with 27 wins in 44 matches has win percentage of 61.36, slight better than even MS Dhoni. On the other hand Kohli has 27 wins in 56 matches.

Who do you think is the perfect replacement of MS Dhoni for India? Gambhir? Kohli? or with an IPL win will it be Rohit Sharma or anyone else? Share your views with us, as to who is the right person to take Indian Cricket team forward.

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