Most successful IPL captains ever : TOP 5


This season lot has changed in the dressing room as well as the captains, there are many new faces in terms of captaincy like in Ravichandran Ashwin has become captain for the Kings XI Punjab, Dinesh Karthik is the new captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kane Williamson is in charge of the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Karthik has already been bashed for his lame tactics and criticized  his decision making managing the bowlers in KKR’s last game against the Chennai Super Kings. He gave Vinay Kumar the last over which turned out to be a disastrous move. Some captains have had significantly higher rate of success.

This article is showcase tremendous captains in IPL history. Indeed, it looks at the five most successful IPL captains by win percentages. For captains to be included in this list, they have to have captained over 20 matches.

5Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

One of the best spinners and India’s all-time highest Test wicket-taker, Anil Kumble, has an IPL win percentage of 57.69% as captain. Kumble captained the side for the Royal Challengers Bangalore 26 times and won 15 of his matches under his belt. This makes him the most successful captain in the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s history along side  Virat Kohli’s win percentage as captain is just 46.34% which shows just how good a captain Kumble was in his days.

During his time in IPL cricket, Kumble enjoyed having lot of success with the ball and holds the third-best bowling figures in the history of the tournament with his 5/5 against the Rajasthan Royals in 2009.