4 Overseas Players Who Can Be The Captain Of The 2 New IPL Teams

Published - 28 Oct 2021, 05:43 PM

Steve Smith and David Warner
Steve Smith and David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

4 Overseas Players Who Can Be The Captain Of The 2 New IPL Teams. The addition of new teams for the IPL 2022 edition is certainly going to make it more interesting and the teams will be looking out for captains already which will be crucial. Lucknow and Ahmedabad will be the two new teams that will be taking part in IPL 2022 and the owners will be RPSG and the CVC Capitals will be the owners of the side respectively for Lucknow and Ahmedabad.

With 4 players allowed to retain as per franchise, it is going to be a tough ask for the management to choose the captains and there might be teams that choose temporarily for this year alone. They will have some limited options and the overseas captains might not be a bad option this year. Here are 4 overseas players who can be the captain of the 2 new IPL teams.

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4 Overseas Players Who Can Be The Captain Of The 2 New IPL Teams:

David Warner:

David Warner will be the first name on the cards that the franchises might be going out for to captain the new teams. Warner is already one of the greats of the IPL and he has had a big impact in the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise as a player and the captain. However, Warner is unlikely to be retained by the franchise as things look.

The Australian opener is one of the hardest strikers of the cricket ball and he can definitely change a game on its head quickly. His IPL experience in captaincy is immense and he will be one of the top contenders to captain any of the new IPL franchises.

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

Steve Smith:

Steve Smith has had great success in IPL as a captain for the Rising Pune Supergiants side in 2017 and he did captain the Rajasthan Royals for a considerable period of time. The Australian right-hander is one of the best in the business in the longer format however, his limited-overs play hasn’t been great.

Despite all that said, his overall IPL numbers have been good and he can play the anchor role for any team he goes into. He will be very useful as a captain in the side and he will be a contender to captain any of the two franchises.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith (Image Credit: Twitter)

Eoin Morgan:

Eoin Morgan showed why he is rated to be one of the best captains in the world in this IPL 2021 UAE phase and he turned around the tables totally from taking his side to the runner ups position from 7th. His captaincy tactics have been noticeably good and the England skipper can make a big difference in the side.

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Morgan is one of the powerful finishers in the game despite his personal form off late not being that that great. He is unlikely to be retained by Kolkata Knight Riders as well and it will come down to any of the two new franchises who would want an experienced captain to go after him.

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan. (Photo: IPL)

Kane Williamson:

Kane Williamson is not a certainty to be retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise as they have the likes of Rashid Khan who has fixed a place and it could be a battle between Williamson and Bairstow for the second overseas option to be retained. If Williamson isn’t retained, then it could be a blessing in disguise for the new IPL teams.

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Williamson has been a fine captain in all the formats for New Zealand and his captaincy stint in IPL 2018 was great in taking his franchise to the finals. His experience will be key and he can make loads of runs at the top of the order once he gets fit.

Kane Williamson, IPL
Kane Williamson. (Photo: IPL)

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