Captains in Indian Premier League (IPL) are often one of the essential components in a team. In a competitive tournament like IPL, captains’ performances, moves, and tactics under high-pressure situations according to a venue plays an integral role in shaping up a game or even an entire tournament. Without it, even the most balanced side could plummet to a loss.
As such, there exist multiple players who have captained various franchises in the history of IPL. The IPL has become a platform not only for the young players to express themselves freely but also has given the world cricket and certain teams cricketers who have leadership skills in them. With the help of the cash-rich league, a handful of cricketers have ascended to the role of captaincy for their international sides.
We take a look at the top five captains with the highest winning percentage in IPL (Min 20 wins)
Shane Warne – 55.45%:
Shane Warne was perhaps one of the greatest captains in IPL, having led a young Rajasthan Royals side to the IPL title in 2008. The likes of Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, and Yusuf Pathan played crucial roles in their victory and prospered in international cricket as Shane Warne sowed the foundational seeds of it.
The former Australian spinner captained the franchise in 55 games, winning 31 and losing 24 of those with a winning percentage of 55.45%. In 55 matches, the leggie bagged 56 wickets at 25.84 along with an economy rate of 7.27. The 51-year old played the cash-rich league till 2011.