IPL 2021 is set to entertain Indian cricket fans from next month. The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League commences on April 9, 2021, with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The tournament will be played at six venues and no team will get the home advantage in IPL 2021.
The playoffs matches are scheduled to be played at Narendra Modi cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament will end with the final match on May 30 at Narendra Modi cricket stadium in Ahmadabad.
All eight teams have chosen their skipper who will lead the teams in IPL 2021. MS Dhoni will lead Chennai Super Kings, Virat Kohli will be the skipper for Royal Challengers Bangalore, David Warner will lead Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rohit Sharma will lead Mumbai Indians, Eoin Morgan will lead Kolkata Knight Riders, Shreyas Iyer will lead Delhi Capitals, KL Rahul will lead Punjab Kings and Sanju Samson will lead Rajasthan Royals.
However, when the team does not perform well during the tournament, some teams change their skipper mid-season. This has happened in the past and might happen in IPL 2021 too. Here we look at 3 teams that can change their captain mid-season in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 3 Teams Which Can Change Their Captain Mid Season
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan will lead Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. In the previous season in IPL 2020, Dinesh Karthik led the team in the initial games. However, after the team did not perform efficiently under his captainship, Eoin Morgan was given the opportunity to lead the team.
In the end, Kolkata Knight Riders finished on the 5th spot and did not qualify for playoffs. Eoin Morgan will lead the team but if he fails to deliver, the team might change the skipper midway during the season. So Kolkata Knight Riders are one team that can change their captain mid-season.