In an interesting data, Australian skipper Steve Smith surpasses arguably the most successful captain MS Dhoni as Smith has a better win percentage across all the matches he has led so far in the franchise based league.
Even though Dhoni has led to his former franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to six finals, Smith has 66.77 win percentage compared to Dhoni’s 58.04.
Smith has led Pune Supergiants to victory in 16 out of 24 matches in a short span and took them to the finals in the last edition where they lost out to Mumbai Indians by one run.
Closing on Smith is Mumbai skipper and the stand-in captain of the current Indian team Rohit Sharma who has won 45 wins in 75 matches at a percentage of 60. The third place sees the legend of cricket Sachin Tendulkar who was the first captain of the Mumbai Indians. Even though he wasn’t a successful captain for India, he led Mumbai Indians to 30 wins out of 51 games at a percentage of 58.82.
Cameron White is the second Australian cricketer on the list as he occupies the fourth spot with seven wins from 12 games. Dhoni finds himself on the fifth spot with a win percentage of 58.04.
IPL Captains with the Best Win Rates (Min 10 Matches)
This auction for the upcoming edition of the IPL will take place in Bengaluru on 27 and 28 January. It will see the budget for each team increase to Rs 80 crore from previous Rs 66 crore. In all five players can be retained by a franchise, which includes two Right to Match cards.