The fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is coming nearer with every passing day. The process of player retention got completed by the existing 8 franchises very recently. The franchises had their top picks who will be playing for the teams for a few more years and to let go the rest. The mega auction for IPl 2022 will be held after a few months and the team managements have started making preparations for that.
Two new teams will be added to the already persisting 8 franchises. The top players have been retained by the respective franchises but also their have been a lot a shuffling. Players had some emotional moments since they had to leave their teams to which they remained loyal for so many years.
The Mega Auction is expected to release some under performing skippers as well. Several franchises have released their captains and some of them have themselves resigned from their posts.
Let’s take a look at the names who are expected to become captains in the fifteenth edition of the Indian premier League (IPL)
Expected Captains of all 10 skippers of IPL in 2022
Rohit Sharma has been retained by his RESPECTIVE FRANCHISE Mumbai Indians. Till date he’s the most successful captain in IPL history. Under his captaincy MI won five seasons of the league. He’s definitely the first choice for the franchise
Kolkata Knight Riders
Two times IPL title holder KKR doesn’t have the right player who fits in the shoes of a skipper. recently, the franchise retained Varun Chakravarty, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Venkatesh Iyer. David Warner can be bought by the franchise and has good reputation being a skipper. He has made Sunrisers Hyderabad win in 2016.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli a few months back announced his retirement from IPL as a captain few months back. People were expecting AB De Villiers to be the first choice for captain but he announced retirement recently.
With that on the table, Glenn Maxwell becomes the perfect fit for the captaincy role. The Australian cricketer had a brilliant performance in IPL 2021.
Mayank Agarwal is the perfect player for the role of captaincy for PKBS. He got retained by the franchise which means he ha long way with franchise. This makes him the best fit for the captaincy role
Rishabh Pant got a chance to play in a franchise in place of Shreyas Iyer due to his injury. Later in the retention he got retained because of his excellent performance but Shreyas Iyer didn’t. The spectacular performance of the player may help him get the role of the captain in the franchise.
Kane Williamson got retained by the franchise by 14 crores and has been roped in for the captaincy role for the fifteenth edition of the franchise.
Sanju Samson was appointed as the skipper for this franchise in 2021 after the failure of Steve Smith as a captain. He was recently retained by the franchise by a pay cheque of 14 crores. He is going to be the captain for the next season as well.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has won the IPL in 2021 under Dhoni’s captaincy for the fourth time. he has been retained by the team as well. Hopefully, he will be retained as the captain of the team and he has stated it will be his last match in the Chennai’s stadium.
As per reports the Ahmedabad franchise is keen to take Shreyas Iyer as a skipper. This is also the probable reason why he left Delhi Capitals
KL Rahul was the skipper for PKBS. He didn’t get retained by the team but had an amazing score. He has several opportunities to explore and hopefully he will be taken as captain for the Lucknow Franchise.