Who has played most Indian Premier League Matches as Captain

IPL is one of the most viewed and famous tournaments all across worldwide. In the history of the Indian Premier League, there are so many players who have shown their abilities in 12 Editions of IPL in captaincy. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped the players to get leadership experience as well.

In the IPL League, there is a participation of all the top T20 players around the world and the overseas cricket boards. The IPL Team captain has to take credible & intelligent decisions against the opposition, which prepares them well for international cricket as well.

Who has played most IPL matches as captain?

Given below is the list of the top 5 players who have played the most no. of matches as captain in the IPL history.

  1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Gautam Gambhir
  4. Rohit Sharma
  5. Adam Gilchrist

Here’s the list of most IPL matches as captain

IPL Captain Matches Wins Loss NR/Tie Win %
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 204 121 82 1 59.60
Virat Kohli 140 64 69 7 48.16
Gautam Gambhir 129 71 57 1 55.42
Rohit Sharma 129 75 50 4 59.68
Adam Gilchrist 74 35 39 0 47.29

M.S Dhoni – The most Indian Premier League (IPL) matches as a captain has been played by the Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the CSK Team with 204 matches, with a winning ratio of 59.60%. M.S Dhoni has helped the Chennai Super Kings team to win the titles Four times in 2010, 2011, 2018 & 2020 seasons.

Virat Kohli – The Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) leading run-scorer for the team had been a guiding force to groom the youngsters. He also played the most number of matches as a captain in IPL history with the 3rd position. The team has not been able to win any tournaments but came close in the 2016 & 2021 Seasons. The team has a winning ratio of 48.16% in 140 matches as a captain.

Gautam Gambhir – The former captain in the title wins of 2012 & 2014 for the Team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). In both the tournaments, Gambhir was one of the highest run-scorers. In 129 matches, Gambhir has a winning ratio of 55.42%.

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Rohit Sharma – In the Indian Premier League Rohit is the most successful captain and has won 5 titles with a winning ratio of 59.68%. He is the leading Captain of the Mumbai Indians team since the 2013 season and has been one of the best batters in the tournament history.

Adam Gilchrist – He is the wicket-keeper batsman and captained the Deccan Chargers & Kings XI Punjab (Currently Punjab Kings XI) franchise since 2008-2013. In 74 matches, he has secured a win in 35 matches, with a winning ratio of 42.79 %.

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