Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

May 21, 2018, 12:45 IST
  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Chennai): Two-time champions Chennai returned to T20 2018 after serving two-year suspension (2016, 2017) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rightfully was appointed the captain. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, despite giving up India captaincy, has not shown any rustiness and his batting has reached a whole new level. Chennai have played really well and lot of credit goes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calm and cool captaincy

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata): 2012 and 2014 champions Kolkata, before the mega-auction, completely revamped their team and decided to let go of experienced Gautam Gambhir. Kolkata in T20 2018 appointed veteran of domestic cricket and India’s hero in the Nidahas Trophy final (29 off 8 balls) Dinesh Karthik as their skipper. Dinesh Karthik might come across as very cool, but once he is out on the cricket field, he doesn’t hold back. Dinesh Karthik, this season, has played both bold and fearless cricket and backed youngsters (read: Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill) despite them failing in a couple of matches. Dinesh Karthik’s performance as a batsman has been more than satisfactory and if Kolkata wins T20 2018 then lot of the credit must go to this Tamil Nadu lad

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Kane Williamson (Hyderabad): Ever before the start of the tournament, Hyderabad suffered a big jolt as Australian David Warner was suspended for his role in the ball-tampering saga. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was appointed the captain at the last moment and what a performance it has been by the Kiwi! Kane Williamson has shown tremendous calm amid pressure and captaincy has not affected his batting performance. Also, Hyderabad was one of the first teams to reach the playoffs. Kane Williamson has outshone his counterparts, who is the second leading run-scorer currently, has undoubtedly been one of the most astute captains of T20 2018 

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Rohit Sharma (Mumbai): Mumbai have been inconsistent this season and their captain i.e. Rohit Sharma’s form has been patchy as well. Mumbai did not manage to make it to the playoffs and defend their title after losing a do-or-die match against Delhi. For the captain Rohit Sharma it has been a dull season when it comes to runs as the Mumbai star has not managed to put on a huge total. Rohit Sharma has tried to lead from the front, but the team has lacked consistency and it also mirrors Mumbai’s season this year as well

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan): What is the definition of a successful leader? The question is bit ambiguous as some say leaders are born and not made. Ajinkya Rahane, this T20 2018, has looked a bit lost and his batting has been way below par. Rajasthan, this season, have played rather poor cricket and Ajinkya Rahane's low strike rate and poor batting performance has been a problem. Ajinkya Rahane is a wonderful player, but captaining a T20 side might not be his cup of tea. Despite all that, Ajinkya Rahane has managed to take Rajasthan to the playoffs and give them a shot at the title

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Virat Kohli (Bangalore): India’s captain and Bangalore’s heartthrob Virat Kohli has had a mixed season so far. The highly aggressive and charismatic Virat Kohli's own performance with the bat has not faltered, but his team’s fortunes have not been quite good. Bangalore’s main problem has been their over-reliance on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Virat Kohli has been in a callm mood this season and has not lost his cool or shown much of aggression. Virat Kohli however has yet to prove he can take Bangalore all the way as the team yet again failed to make it to the play-offs - something they really need to rectify

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Ravichandran Ashwin (Punjab): Punjab have been one of the most inconsistent team in the T20 league and have not won any silverware. Before the start of T20 2018, Punjab tried something new and appointed Ravichandran Ashwin as their captain. R Ashwin said that he would try out new things and after the early round of matches, Punjab was bossing the table. The only criticism would be Ravichandran Ashwin’s own performance as a bowler, but overall, Ravichandran Ashwin has surprised quite a few people and shown another facet of his game

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Shreyas Iyer (Delhi): After Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy saga, captain’s arm band passed to Mumbai youngster Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas Iyer despite being raw and young tried his level best to resurrect a failing side, but Delhi’s horrendous season could not be salvaged. Delhi now should ideally groom Shreyas Iyer for the upcoming season and try to build a team around him

  • Skipper that! The T20 2018 captains and how they fared

    Gautam Gambhir (Delhi): T20 league’s most underachieved team Delhi are again languishing at the bottom and have failed to deliver collectively as a unit. Gautam Gambhir has been known for his brilliant captaincy at Kolkata but failed to replicate the same with the Delhi team. The unfortunate saga of Gautam Gambhir dropping himself midway through the league didn’t help the matters as Gambhir was selected for his captaincy and not for just his batting

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About The Gallery

T20 2018 has now reached the playoffs stage with Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Rajasthan making the final cut. Cricket is a simple game played between bat and ball, but captaincy also plays a big role and in the history of T20 league, whichever team has been successful has been led by a composed and meticulous captain. We take a look at the captains and how they performed this T20 2018 tournament


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