The Delhi Daredevils captain, Virat Kohli, has decided to resign. In less than one week, the new season of the IPL will begin. The two newly-inducted teams are the Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Mumbai Indians. This season, especially in the IPL, you will see three players make their captain debuts. Some of the clubs kept their starting squads and captains. Aside from the eight teams that were already announced, several organizations have decided to approach the IPL with a different approach this year. Captains are also chosen by two new franchises, the Lucknow SuperGiants, and the Gujarat Titans. On March 26, the IPL will begin.
Here’s a breakdown of all the captains before the beginning of the IPL 2022:
Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings)
Mayank Agarwal has been one of three individuals who will also captain their team for the first time this season in the Indian Premier League. Mayank would take over as captain of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL 2022, succeeding KL Rahul.
KL Rahul (Lucknow SuperGiants)
KL Rahul will begin a new journey throughout this season’s IPL after leading PBKS for the past couple of years. Rahul was picked by the Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG) prior to the IPL mega auction last month, and he would lead a team for at least the first campaign.
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
Rohit Sharma would lead the Mumbai Indians (MI) for the tenth consecutive season. In the last two seasons, he led MI to five IPL victories, including back-to-back championships in 2019 and 2020.
Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)
MS Dhoni confirmed that he will not be leading CSK this season, hence Ravindra Jadeja will take over as the captain. With such a new captain heading in, it will be fascinating to see how CSK performs this season.
Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans)
This season would also mark the start of Hardik Pandya as an IPL captain. After being selected ahead of the auctions last month, Hardik would have a purpose to prove in Gujarat Titans’ maiden season in the IPL.
Faf du Plessis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Faf du Plessis has so much team-leading experience, but then he hasn’t ever led an IPL squad. RCB snagged du Plessis at auction, and he was later named the team’s captain for the upcoming season.
Kane Williamson (SunRisers Hyderabad)
Kane Williamson would lead SRH in the 2017 season after being retained by the 2016 winners for Rs 14 crore during the IPL retaining period. Williamson has such a wealth of captaincy expertise, and he was also the team’s captain last campaign.
Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders)
KKR will be led by Shreyas Iyer in the 2018 IPL season. Although they won the tournament last season, KKR chose not to keep current captain Eoin Morgan. This season, Iyer, who has been liberated by the Delhi Capitals, will get a chance to prove himself as a leader.