IPL 2022: Expected Captains Of 10 IPL Teams

Updated: 22 January 2022

Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to witness a mega auction towards the end of this year. This mega auction takes place every three years. This time, the IPL mega auction will also include two new teams. These two teams were announced on 25th October 2021.

Lucknow ( RPSG group – 7090 cr) & Ahmedabad (CVC Capital – 5600 cr) is the new IPL teams. They will take part in IPL 2022.

With BCCI allowing only fore players to be retained, many teams will have to sacrifice key players. A few of them may also part aways with their regular captain.

Also Read: IPL 2022 Team List, Captains, Home Ground, Head Coaches, And Owners

Let us look at the expected captains of all ten teams in IPL 2022:

Expected Captains Of 10 IPL Teams

Mumbai Indians- Rohit Sharma

There is absolutely no doubt that Rohit Sharma will be retained in Mumbai Indian’s squad as the captain. He is the most successful captain of IPL with five title wins under his belt. Rohit Sharma is also one of the best opening batsmen playing the IPL, and his role in the team is of paramount importance.

The way Rohit Sharma has evolved over the years as a player and as a captain speaks a lot of volume about his dominance in the shortest format of the game.

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MI retained Sharma for 16 cr.

Chennai Super Kings- MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings will most likely retain Dhoni as the captain for one more year. Dhoni is the second most successful captain of IPL with leading CSK to four IPL trophies. He is the key member of the side, and his experience is worth gold to the team. There are many talks about Dhoni retiring from IPL, but his fitness can still allow him to play one more year.

With Dhoni in the team in IPL 2022, this will enable Chennai to have a smooth transition for the new captain, who will be nurtured under Dhoni’s guidance in IPL 2022.

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CSK retained Dhoni for 12 cr.

Delhi Capitals – Rishabh Pant

Delhi Capitals made Rishabh Pant captain of the team during the start of the IPL 2021 due to injury to Sreyesh Iyer. Under Rishabh Pant’s captaincy, the team has performed well, winning nine matches out of fifteen.

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However, Sreyesh Iyer is now fit and expected to return, but the team management will most likely stick with Pant as the captain since they can see a bright future due to Rishabh Pant’s age and his x-factor. He has the potential to be the next superstar for India and in the IPL arena.

DC retained Pant for 16 cr.

Royal Challengers Bangalore- Glenn Maxwell

Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the IPL, with 6244 runs in 206 matches. But, it’s also a fact that Kohli-led RCB has failed to lift the IPL trophy even once. Kohli cannot be blamed for this as he cannot play in place of all 11 members. Everyone needs to contribute as a team. He is the crucial player in the side and is too good a captain to be replaced at this point.

Kohli had announced that he would remain in the team but this would be his last IPL as a captain. Glenn Maxwell could be his rightful successor.

RCB retained Maxwell for 11 cr.

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Punjab Kings – Mayank Agarwal

KL Rahul is one of the most successful batsmen in the last 3 years in IPL. He has been the Orange Cap winner last year. This time too he is a contender for the Orange Cap with 626 runs. He has guided Punjab to good scores with his dependable and aggressive batting. Though he has played well, as a captain, he failed. His team has not lived up to the expectations and has lost vital matches in the group stage and failed to qualify for playoffs.

According to some reports, he will leave Punjab before the mega auction and make himself available for auction. In such a situation, Mayank Agarwal can become the captain of Punjab.

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Punjab retained Mayank for 12 cr.

Sunrisers Hyderabad- Kane Williamson/ Bhuvneshwar kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad had gone through turmoil this IPL season when they removed David Warner mid-way from captaincy due to an internal rift. Although his successor Kane Williamson is an excellent captain for the national team, he has failed to have an impact in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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The team may look at giving Bhuvneshwar Kumar the captaincy role in IPL 2022. He was the vice-captain for India in the recently concluded limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Bhuvi can be a good captain as he has a calm mindset and can guide SRH to glory.

Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russell/ Shreyas Iyer

Eoin Morgan has not been fruitful as a captain and has failed to lead the team effectively. With the maximum of 4 players allowed to be retained ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, it is improbable that they will retain Eoin Morgan in the team. They have Dinesh Karthik also in the group, but even his inclusion is also questionable. As a result, KKR may go with a new captain from those players released from the other team.

All-rounder Russell can be a great asset to KKR and can also lead the team in IPL 2022. He has been retained by the team for 12 cr. KKR will surely appoint him as the captain of IPL 2022.

According to TOI KKR team management, they are in talks with Shreya Iyer. If Iyer joins to agree, he might be the captain.

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Rajasthan Royals – Sanju Samson

The IPL governing council is allowing only a maximum of 4 players to be retained from each team. As a result, they have to release a few quality International players who are probable captains. Sanju Samson, the regular captain of RR, has failed to qualify in the playoffs, which is reflected in the IPl 2021 points table. But he performed well with his bat in VIVO IPL 2021

His explosive batting and good captaincy can change the fortunes for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022.

RR retained Sanju for 14 cr.

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Ahmedabad – Hardik Pandya

Two new teams were introduced in IPL 2022. One of them is Ahmedabad. The owner of this team (CVC capital) will have to build the team from scratch. Before that, all the existing eight franchises will also announce their retained players list.

Team picks 3 players – Pandya – 15 cr, Rashid Khan – 15 cr & Shubman Gill – 7 cr.

MI team management did not retain Pandya. All-rounder local boy Hardik Pandya will be the captain of this new franchise.


Lucknow- KL Rahul

One of the two new teams in IPL 2022 is Lucknow (owner- Sanjeev Goenka, RPSG group). Like Ahmedabad, they will also have to build the team from zero. Lucknow picks 3 players ahead of mega auction KL Rahul (15 cr), Marcus Stoinis – 11 cr & Ravi Bishnoi – 4 cr. Rahul is all set to become the captain of a new franchise.

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