First captain of each IPL team

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Many players led teams in IPL. Both foreign and Indian players lead IPL franchises. There are mostly Indian players who lead IPL teams. In this article, we will tell you the first captain of each IPL team.

List of First captain of each IPL team

  1. Chennai Super Kings – Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the first captain of the Chennai Super Kings. He remained captain of the CSK team for a very long time.
  2. Deccan Chargers – the first captain of the Deccan Chargers was formed by Indian middle-order batsman, VVS Laxman.
  3. Mumbai Indians – in one of the most iconic things in IPL, Harbhajan Singh was the first captain of Mumbai Indians.
  4. Rajasthan Royals – Australian legendary spinner, Shane Warne was the first captain of Rajasthan Royals who also became the first captain to lift the IPL trophy.
  5. Delhi Daredevils – former Indian explosive opening batsman, Virendra Sehwag was the first captain of the Delhi-based franchise.
  6. Royal Challengers Bengaluru – Karnataka-born Rahul Dravid who was one of the finest batsmen of his time was the first captain of the RCB team.
  7. Kings Eleven Punjab – former Indian left-handed middle-order spin all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh was the first captain of the Kings Eleven Punjab.
  8. Kolkata Knight Riders – known as the prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly was the first captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
  9. Kochin Tuskers Kerala – former Sri Lankan legendary batsman, Mahela Jayawardene was the first captain of the Kochin Tuskers Kerala franchise.
  10. Pune Warriors India – it was again Yuvraj Singh who was named as the first captain of the Pune Warriors India in IPL.
  11. Sunrises Hyderabad – former Sri Lankan coach and a legendary batsman of his time, Kumar Sangakkara was first captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team.
  12. Gujarat Lions – one of the best middle-order batsmen in India, Suresh Raina was the first captain of the Gujarat Lions when they came for two years in the IPL.
  13. Rising Pune Supergiants – it is again MS Dhoni who was the first captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants team in IPL. Dhoni was also a two-year team in the league.
  14. Lucknow Supergiants – Indian star batter, KL Rahul was the first captain of the Lucknow Supergiants franchise.
  15. Gujarat Titans – Indian fast bowling all-rounder, Hardik Pandya was the first captain of the Gujarat Titans in the IPL.
Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.