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Rating The Captains Of IPL 2021 After Being Postponed
By CricShots - May 7, 2021 6:38 pm
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Ahead of the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, a lot of fans were eager to watch the captaincy of the various leaders of the franchises. There were a lot of expectations of the young captains like Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson. On the other hand, the CSK fans expecting a better performance from the team. Morgan was also expected to bring in his experience to change the fortunes of KKR. 

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni
Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni

Although IPL 2021 eventually got postponed indefinitely due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic, each of the eight captains had enough time to showcase their tactical acumen on the field. As always, some pulled off phenomenal wins for the team, while others couldn’t manage to get a grip on the proceedings as their team sunk in front of their eyes. Without further ado, We will try to rank the eight IPL 2021 skippers solely based on how they led their teams this season.

#8 Eoin Morgan – 4/10

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan

One of the best white-ball skippers in the game, Eoin Morgan failed to deliver in IPL 2021. He failed to impress despite having one of the strongest sides in the league. Many expected KKR to be the dark horses in the 14th edition, but a mixture of poor captaincy followed by the poor form of players, left the team reeling in the bottom half of the table.

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The distinct aggression and innovation for Morgan is known in international cricket was missing in IPL 2021. He continued to stick with a side that was failing more often than not, refusing to mix it up in terms of batting-order or bowling changes.

#7 David Warner – 5/10

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David Warner

The fact that Kane Williamson replaced David Warner in the last game for the team in IPL 2021, says a lot of things about the latter’s captaincy. He was handicapped by a struggling middle-order, Warner failed to use the resources well, with his pedestrian approach on sluggish Chennai pitches became the major reason for SRH’s downfall. His insistence on using strike bowler Rashid Khan in the middle overs instead of the powerplay was criticized by many, while his inability to managed the fifth-bowling option also left a lot to be desired.

#6 KL Rahul – 5.5/10

Lokesh Rahul
Lokesh Rahul

There is no doubt about the pedigree of KL Rahul -the batsman, but his captaincy hasn’t been impressive so far for the Punjab Kings. He looked like a passive skipper this season. PBKS won their games due to individual brilliance, rather than a shrewd Rahul’s captaincy. Although KL Rahul seemed to grow in stature as the tournament went on, on most of the occasions, he didn’t seem to have any answers once Plan A failed on the night.

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