Worst Captains in Indian Premier League History

In T20 Cricket, Captaincy plays an important role. All make a huge difference in the format, a good bowling change a subtle field adjustment, or the man’s managerial skills. A tournament like the Indian Premier League is much more important as teams are playing non-stop cricket for exceeding 02 months.

While we have had several successful captains in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the years, some of them have failed very badly. Here you will see the list of worst captains in the Indian Premier League History. We had included a few players who have been highly successful in leading their respective international teams. In this article, you will see captains who have lost in a minimum of 25 games considering the worst captains were chosen on the basis of their win percentage.

List of worst captains in the Indian Premier League History

Captains play a major role in a team’s structure. Not only it’s about bowling or fielding but it is also captain. Captaincy plays a huge role when their team is down due to its failures. It’s the responsibility of the Captain how to lift up his team. There isn’t a  guarantee that a captain will be successful over the years for the Team in the Tournament.

Player Name Teams Captained Matches Win Loss Win Percentage
Kumar Sangakkara Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad 47 15 30 31.91%
Mahela Jayawardene Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerela, Delhi Daredevils 30 10 19 33.33%
Sourav Ganguly Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors India 42 17 25 40.48%
George Bailey Kings XI Punjab 36 16 19 44.44%
Rahul Dravid Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals 48 22 26 45.83%

List of Most IPL Ducks in History Since 2008

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara’s at the top of the list of worst captains in IPL History. It might be surprising to you, by witnessing his track record for Sri Lanka. He led Sri Lanka to the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011.  Kumar played IPL for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) before it was shifted to the Deccan Charges and then to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He captained 47 Matches in IPL and only managed to win 15 Matches in those with a winning percentage of just over 31%.

Kumar Sangakkara

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene is 2nd on the list of worst captains in IPL history. The right-handed batter has won the ICC captain of the year award. He led the Sri Lankan team to great extent, as a captain he failed to make an impact in IPL. He represented Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Delhi Daredevils, and now in Delhi Capitals in IPL. Moreover, As a captain in 30 Matches in the tournament, He won only 10 Matches with a win percentage of 33.33%.

Mahela Jayawardene

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is one of the finest leaders in the game of cricket. He is surprisingly on the list of worst captains in India. But it wasn’t the same the case when he led the Indian Premier League Team. Ganguly captained Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Pune Warriors India in the tournament and in a total of 42 Matches. However, He won only 17 Matches as a captain with a winning percentage of just 40.48%.

Sourav Ganguly

George Bailey

George Bailey is the 4th worst captain in the IPL History. He is a right-handed batsman who played for King XI Punjab (KXIP). Witnessing his track record for the national side the franchise handed him the leadership role but he failed to do so. Even though, George took Kings XI Punjab to the finals of the IPL in the year 2014. But in overall 36 Matches, Bailey managed to win only 16 matches with a win percentage of 44.44%.

George Bailey

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid was the wall of Indian cricket. Although played some great innings throughout his career. But Dravid failed to make his impact on the leadership. Earlier, he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL, and captained teams in 48 Matches in the cash-rich league. In those matches, Dravid won only 22 Matches with a win percentage of 45.83%.

Rahul Dravid

Also Read – List of Players with Most Fifties in IPL History

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