The thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin from the 29th of March. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions, having won the previous edition by one run against the Chennai Super Kings. The two sides will also open the thirteenth season of the lucrative T20 league by squaring off against each other at the Wankhede Stadium.
Ahead of the upcoming season, not only change in personnel but also amendments in captains for some of the franchises have taken place. The management may have decided to carry on the changes due to their former captain’s repeated failures in performing well as the leader. Perhaps, with a little more than a month to go for the tournament to begin, all teams have finalized the names of their captains.
We take a look at the captains for all the IPL franchises ahead of the forthcoming season:
Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Perhaps the most underperforming team in history, Royal Challengers Bangalore have fallen flat despite some of the biggest names in their armoury. The likes of Virat Kohli, Ab de Villiers, Moeen Ali, and Marcus Stoinis weren’t enough in the previous season as they finished last. Kohli, as a captain, has looked clueless for the most part as well. Yet, he is the leading run-getter in the history of the league with 5412 runs.
Ahead of the 2020 season, the franchise has decided to stick with Kohli as the leader along with purchasing players like Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Josh Philippe, and Kane Richardson. One can only hope that this set of players can help Bangalore break the drought.