The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to start in 3 days. All eyes will be once again on the current champion Chennai Super Kings and its captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. MS Dhoni has captained in 204 IPL matches. He is the most successful captain of this league and is the only captain to win more than 100 matches for his team. Dhoni has taken charge of Chennai and Pune Supergiants in IPL. But his journey as the captain of Chennai has been fantastic. Under his captaincy, the Chennai team has played the final 9-times and won the title 4 times.
Under the leadership of Mahi, Super Kings have won the title 4 times. Dhoni is the only captain, who has won more than 100 matches. Dhoni took the Chennai Super Kings to the finals nine times. He has played 204 matches as a captain in IPL. Under Dhoni’s guidance, his team won 121 matches. Dhoni has captained the Rising Pune Supergiants in 14-matches.
Rohit at number two
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, who won the most five titles, is at number two in this list. Rohit has captained 129 matches for Mumbai so far. Out of this, Mumbai has won 75-matches and has lost 50, while four matches have been tied. Rohit took charge of the team in 2013
Gambhir’s record is better than Virat
Gautam Gambhir comes after Dhoni and Rohit. Under whose captaincy Kolkata has become champion twice. Gambhir captained Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata in 129 matches and won 71. At the same time, under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Bengaluru won 64 matches out of 140.
Sundaram has scored a century in umpiring
There are only two umpires in IPL who have officiated in more than 100 matches. These include 55-year-old Sundaram Ravi and Anil Chaudhary of India. Sundaram has officiated in 131 matches in IPL, while Anil has officiated in 100 matches. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharma Sena is at number three and has officiated in 94 IPL matches.
Tye joins the Lucknow team
In the Lucknow Supergiants franchise, Andrew Tye has been included in the team in place of injured fast bowler Mark Wood. Wood has been ruled out of the season with an elbow injury. Tye has played 32 T20 matches for Australia. The Lucknow supergiants signed him for one crore rupees.
Moeen Ali will not be able to play the first match
Champion Chennai all-rounder Moeen Ali may miss the team’s first match. Moeen has not got the required visa for India, due to which he is still stuck in the UK. After coming to India, it is possible that Moeen will not be able to play the first match due to the mandatory 3-day quarantine.
Suryakumar Yadav may be out of the opening matches
Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav is yet to recover from his thumb injury. In such a situation, he will have to stay out of the team’s opening matches. He is currently in rehab in NCA. Surya suffered this injury in the last T20 match played against West Indies last month.