IPL Flashback: Captains with Highest Win Percentage in IPL History

Captains with Highest Win Percentage in IPL
Captains with Highest Win Percentage in IPL

Captains have a huge role to play in a team match, a good captain can make an average team make a great performance. In cricket captain have to make decisions at every point of the match starting from toss to field placement and batting order depending upon the situation.

In the shorter form of cricket captain role increases as the decision has to be made in flash as game changes with ever over and ball. In Indian Premier League (IPL), captain role also includes handing the pressure of the mega tournament. And the captain has a huge role to play in a team win.

So let’s look at the Top 10 Captains Highest Win Percentage in IPL History:

The list includes captains who have led their sides in a minimum of 30 IPL matches.

1) Steve Smith

Steve Smith Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Steve Smith with 67.85 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

Steve Smith had led his side 25 times and won 17 times with 8 losses; have a 68% winning percentage. Steve Smith had led Pune Warriors, Rising Pune Supergiants and Rajasthan Royals. In 2017, Smith led Rising Pune Supergiants to final.

Smith has 19 wins and 9 losses in 29 matches with a good winning percentage of 65.51%.

Match: 29
Win: 19
Lost: 9
No Result: 1
Win %: 67.85

2) MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
MS Dhoni with 60.11 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

MS Dhoni is surely the most successful captain in IPL history, he led Chennai Super Kings to three IPL Trophy wins in 2010, 2011 and 2018 out of 11 tournaments CSK was part of. Under his captaincy, CSK have been runner-up in 5 seasons.

Dhoni has 104 wins and 69 losses in 104 matches with a good winning percentage of 60.11%.

Match: 174
Win: 104
Lost: 69
No Result: 1
Win %: 60.11

3) Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Sachin Tendulkar with 58.82 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

Sachin Tendulkar had played all four season for Mumbai Indians in IPL. Sachin has led Mumbai Indians to finals of IPL 2010 but lost to Chennai Super Kings.

Sachin has 30 wins and 21 losses in 51 matches with a good winning percentage of 58.82%.

Match: 51
Win: 30
Lost: 21
Win %: 58.82

4) Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Rohit Sharma with 57.69 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

Rohit Sharma has been the captain for Mumbai Indians after Ricky Ponting stepping down of skipper role in 2013 after the terrible start of the season. Rohit Sharma changed the team and goes on to win 4 IPL titles as a captain in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Rohit Sharma has 60 wins and 42 losses in 104 matches with a good winning percentage of 57.69%.

Match: 104
Win: 60
Lost: 42
Tied: 2
Win %: 57.69

5) Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Anil Kumble with 57.69 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

In IPL 2009 Anil Kumble took over the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore after Kevin Pietersen left for national duty. Anil Kumble led the team to finals where they lost to Deccan Chargers.

Anil Kumble has 15 wins and 11 losses in 26 matches with a good winning percentage of 57.69%.

Match: 26
Win: 15
Lost: 11
Win %: 57.69

6) David Warner

David Warner Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
David Warner with 55.31 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

In IPL 2016 David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to trophy also in IPL 2017 Sunrisers Hyderabad finished third under his captaincy.

David Warner has 26 wins and 21 losses in 47 matches with a good winning percentage of 55.31%.

Match: 47
Win: 26
Lost: 21
Win %: 55.31

7) Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Gautam Gambhir with 55.03 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

Gautam Gambhir had led Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals formerly known as Delhi Dareveils) in IPL. Gambhir had been successful will leading KKR as he led them to the playoffs five times and even helped them win the IPL trophy twice (2012 and 2014).

Gautam Gambhir has 71 wins and 57 losses in 129 matches with a good winning percentage of 55.03%.

Match: 129
Win: 71
Lost: 57
Tied: 1
Win %: 55.03

8) Shane Warne

Shane Warne Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Sharne Warne with 54.54 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

Shane Warne had led Rajasthan Royals in the first four IPL seasons. Under his captaincy, he led underdog team Rajasthan Royals and goes on to win the IPL Trophy after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the finals.

Shane Warne has 30 wins and 24 losses in 55 matches with a good winning percentage of 54.54%.

Match: 55
Win: 30
Lost: 24
Tied: 1
Win %: 54.54

9) Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Kane Williamson with 53.84 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

Kane Williamson took over the captaincy from David Warner before the 2018 season as Warner stepped down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy following the ball-tampering. Williamson led the team to finals after finishing at the top of the table but lost to Chennai Super Kings in the finals.

Kane Williamson has 14 wins and 11 losses in 26 matches with a good winning percentage of 55.31%.

Match: 26
Win: 14
Lost: 11
Tied: 1
Win %: 53.84

10) Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag Captains with highest Win Percentage IPL
Virender Sehwag with 52.83 Win Percentage in IPL as Captain

Virender Sehwag had led Delhi Capitals (formerly known as Delhi Daredevils) in the first four seasons. In 2008 and 2009 he managed to reach the semifinals but failed to lift the trophy.

Virender Sehwag has 28 wins and 24 losses in 53 matches with a good winning percentage of 52.83%.

Match: 53
Win: 28
Lost: 24
Tied: 1
Win %: 52.83

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