IPL 2022 Team Captain List: Complete List of Captains

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Since the 2008 season,  IPL has been a smashing hit among the audience. This is primarily due to the majority of the teams having a strong squad, with the presence of top Indian as well as overseas players. Interestingly, the talented Indian players have come to the forefront of the cash-rich league staking a claim for the national team. 

Aside from the impactful performances of the players making the tournament a hit, the captain of every IPL team faces a tough challenge to help his team prevail in crunch moments. He has the responsibility to make the right decisions at the right time. With the increase in innovation, the captain has often been under the pump to win the games for his team with his tactical thinking in the IPL.

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On that note, let’s check out the ipl 2022 captain list, and get to know their individual and team’s performance in depth. 

The Role of IPL Captains

In a cut-throat competition between teams, the captains have a critical role to play in infusing confidence to the team. If the team’s key bowler is getting hammered to all-around the park, the captain’s primary responsibility is to keep his calm and motivate him to give his best, irrespective of the outcome. During the time with willow, there can be instances when wickets of the team falls like a pack of cards. In this situation, a captain usually emphasizes on his motive to the incoming batters stitching partnerships to build on their momentum and provide a finishing touch. 

Since 2008, MS Dhoni has been terrific with his exploits to put Chennai Super Kings in a sweet spot, given the team’s success with ‘less words, more action’ strategy. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, on the other hand has been influential as well to force a victory for the team with his right decisions in the final few overs. 

All in all, the captains need to be active throughout the game and gauge the match situation, rather quickly to get hold of the game as soon as possible. His decisions usually reflect the team’s final result as well. In a competitive league like the IPL, a captain needs quick decision making skills to see his team through the difficult phases of the game. He, who can do these with finesse, is usually the most successful leader in the tournament. 

With a home and away format, it becomes all important for the captain to have a detailed plan ready for different situations of the game. Apart from razor-sharp decision-making, an IPL captain also needs to be mindful of match-ups that have caused havoc or can be a lethal combination to help his team prevail in pressure situations. Certainly, the role of an IPL captain is the toughest task in any T20 leagues around the world. With that being clear, let’s get into the IPL captain list 2022.

IPL 2022 Team Captains

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

  • MS Dhoni

The most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League history in terms of playoffs appearances are the Chennai Super Kings. They have secured a berth in the playoffs for 11 times, while being a part of the finals for a record number of nine times. They have lifted IPL titles four times (2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021) under the leadership of MS Dhoni. 

With his calm and composed attitude, Dhoni has been in-charge of the franchise since the inaugural season. They finished as runner-up in the 2008 season, and progressed through to the playoffs in the subsequent edition. Their consistency reaped fruits in 2010, when CSK won their maiden title in a dominating manner. They became the first team to defend their title in 2011 as well. The next four years saw them failing to hold their nerves in crunch situations, but ensured their qualification to the playoffs. They were suspended in the 2016 and 2017 season due to fixing allegations on their stakeholders. 

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IPL 2022 Team Captains ms dhoni

However, they tried well to retain their core team and came roaring back in the 2018 season to lift their third title in an emphatic fashion. Their next title victory came in the 2021 season, where they thrived on the batters like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. 

MS Dhoni is the first captain to record more than 100 wins in the IPL history. In 220 games, CSK has emerged victorious in 130 of them, which is the most by any team. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

  • Faf du Plessis

Next up on the IPL captain 2022 players is Faf du Plessis. One of the finest overseas players in the history of IPL, he is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore since the 2022 season. He has around 4,000 runs in 127 innings, with 31 fifties. The IPL 2022 RCB team players list captain Du Plessis succeeded Virat Kohli, who is the all-time leading run-scorer of IPL with over 7,000 runs in the tournament. 

Faf du Plessis

In the last season, RCB secured eight wins in 14 league matches to progress through to the playoffs. However, they could not prevail against Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2, and were eliminated from the tournament. Nevertheless, with a fresh energy and decent squad, RCB will look to go a few steps further to lift their maiden IPL title under the leadership of du Plessis. 

RCB Squad for IPL 2023: Faf Du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Md Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Siddharth Kaul, Will Jacks, Wayne Parnell, Rajan Kumar, Anuj Rawat, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage, Himanshu Sharma. Note: David Willey and Reece Topley were replaced by Kedar Jadhav and Wayne Parnell mid-way through the season due to injuries.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

  • Nitish Rana


Shreyas Iyer was in-charge of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League. The elegant batter earlier led Delhi Capitals from the 2018 to 2020 season, leading the franchise to playoffs appearances in the last two seasons. 

Nitish Rana

Under the captaincy of Iyer, KKR managed to win only six out of 14 games in the 2022 season, and finished on the seventh position in the points table. In 14 appearances, the right-handed batter slammed 401 runs at a strike rate of 134.56. 

Mumbai Indians (MI)

  • Rohit Sharma

Arguably the most successful captain in the Indian Premier League history, Rohit Sharma is an inspirational figure in Indian cricket. He started his career with the Deccan Chargers in the IPL 2008, and played a key all-round role in their title victory in the subsequent season. 

In the 2011 season, Mumbai Indians snapped up his services and the rest is history. Impressed by his consistency and leadership skills, MI passed the team’s baton from Ricky Ponting to Rohit mid-way through the 2013 season. With 11 victories in 16 appearances, MI were top-notch with their performances. In the final, they posted 148 and won by 23 runs against Chennai Super Kings. 

Rohit Sharma

The 2015 season witnessed them securing a dominant victory over CSK by 41 runs in the final. Rohit was named Player of the Match with contribution of 50 off 26 balls. A thrilling finale saw them winning by one run against Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 season. 

The Mumbai-based franchise met CSK again in the 2019 final. They scored 149 in 20 overs, led by Kieron Pollard’s 41*. Holding their nerves well, MI bowling unit were exceptional to defend the total by one run. Certainly, Rohit’s masterstroke of saving Lasith Malinga for the last over paved the fourth title victory for the team. He would look to do well with the bat and decision-making skills to win the sixth title for the franchise.

Their fifth and most recent title victory came in the 2020 season, wherein they became the second team to defend their IPL title. Rohit Sharma led from the front with his impactful knock of 68 to help MI win the game by five wickets against Delhi Capitals. 

So far, Rohit has 84 wins in 153 IPL matches as a captain. He will look to make a turnaround for the team in the 2023 season to extend their dominance in the competition. 

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

  • Sanju Samson

A sweet timer of the ball and a player with gifted ability, Sanju Samson is the leader of Rajasthan Royals since the 2021 season. The right-handed batter was awarded this role due to his consistent contributions for Rajasthan from the 2018-20 season. 

Sanju Samson

Samson further impressed by slamming 484 runs at an average of 40.33 in his debut season as a captain for the team. He was then retained by the team ahead of the 2022 season. The skilful batter returned with another 450+ runs season and led the team to the final as well. 

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Likewise, in the 2023 season as well, the fans will be hoping to see the team going a few steps further to secure their second IPL title. 

Delhi Capitals (DC)

  • Rishabh Pant

The swashbuckling wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant captained the Delhi Capitals franchise in the 2022 season. He had an experience of leading the team in the 2021 season, as the regular captain Shreyas Iyer was out for a few weeks due to shoulder injury. 

Rishabh Pant

Impressed by his captaincy, the team management decided to retain him as captain for the 2022 season as well. However, DC failed by a whisker to qualify for the playoffs with seven wins in 14 league matches. Personally, Pant had an average season as well, with 340 runs and failing in his ability to finish games. In the 2023 season, David Warner led the team in place of Rishabh Pant, who was unfortunately injured due to an accident in the latter half of 2022. 

The left-handed batter from Australia packed a solid punch in the Indian Premier League with his ability to convert starts into big innings on most occasions. From the 2009 to 2013 season, the southpaw represented Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals). From 2014 to 2021 season, Warner played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, and is widely known for his brilliance for them. He won the orange cap in 2015, 2017 and 2019 seasons. 

In the 2016 season, the opening batter finished second in the batting charts and helped SRH to lift their first and only title in the IPL history. From the 2022 season, Warner has been plying his trade for Delhi Capitals. With much experience and his leadership skills, the Aussie batter will look to lead DC to their first title. So far, he has 6,211 runs in 173 innings, with 58 fifties and four centuries. 

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

  • Mayank Agarwal

The top-order batter Mayank Agarwal served as the captain of the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League 2022 season. In fact, he was one of the only two players along with Arshdeep Singh to be retained by the franchise ahead of this edition. This was due to the fact that Mayank was consistent to score 400+ runs in the last editions for Punjab, and KL Rahul joined Lucknow Super Giants.

Mayank Agarwal

However, Mayank could not be proficient enough as a batter and a captain. He could score only 196 runs in 13 games at an average of 16.33. The team managed to win seven out of 14 games, but could not seal the playoffs spot. 

In the 2023 season, Shikhar Dhawan is leading the Punjab Kings side. He replaced Agarwal, who led the team in the 2022 season. Mayank plied his trade for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2023 season. 

Dhawan, fondly known as ‘Gabbar’ is one of the greatest players in the history of Indian Premier League. He stands second in the all-time batting charts with over 6,500 runs, with 50 fifties and two centuries to his name. 

Playing for different teams until 2012, Dhawan cemented his place and found the best form for Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2013 to 2018. He scored 501 runs in SRH’s title victory season in 2016. 

He then played for Delhi Capitals from 2019 to 2021, while maintaining his consistency. He slammed 618 runs to lead the franchise to the final.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

  • Kane Williamson

Next up on the IPL captain 2022 players list is the veteran New Zealand batter Kane Williamson, who led the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. He was one of the three retained players along with Umran Malik and Abdul Samad. 

Kane Williamson

To everyone’s surprise, Williamson could not provide consistent contributions to the side. He garnered only 216 runs at an average of 19.64 in 13 games. SRH also failed to reach the playoffs. 

Due to the poor form, Kane Williamson was released from the Sunrisers Hyderabad side after the 2022 season. 

After a poor form in the IPL 2022, Kane Williamson was released from the Sunrisers Hyderabad side. 

Due to his success as a leader for South Africa Youth sides and improved consistency in the last few years, Aiden Markram was chosen as captain of Sunrisers Eastern Cape in SA20 2023. He led the team to the title and impressed the franchise owners and team management. 

Markram was then chosen as the captain to lead the SRH side in the IPL 2023 as well. In 29 games, he has 706 runs at an average of 33.62, with four fifties. 

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Gujarat Titans (GT)

  • Hardik Pandya


Hardik Pandya has turned out to be a successful leader in the Indian Premier League in his debut season. After his impressive all-round performances with Mumbai Indians for a number of years, MI could not retain him due to a maximum of three retentions. He then was approached by Gujarat Titans, and was announced as their captain in 2022. 

Hardik Pandya

Titans topped the points table with 10 wins in 14 league matches. Then, they got past the challenge of Rajasthan Royals in the final by seven wickets to lift the IPL 2022 title. Pandya slammed 487 runs and scalped eight wickets to lead GT to a championship victory. 

GT Squad for IPL 2022: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Sadarangani, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmad, R Sai Kishore, Dominic Drakes, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Gurkeerat Singh, Varun Aaron, B Sai Sudarshan.

GT Squad for IPL 2023: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Noor Ahmad, Kane Williamson, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel,Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohit Sharma, Josh Little, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore.

Ahmedabad IPL Team

  • Hardik Pandya

In the IPL 2023 season, Hardik Pandya is leading the Gujarat Titans side, which is based out of Ahmedabad. The fans have thronged the stadium to full capacity at the Narendra Modi Stadium, enhancing the viewing experience for a cricket-watching audience. 

Hardik Pandya

Vice Captains of IPL 2022

The role of a vice-captain is often under-rated in the game of cricket. Although captains are at the forefront of decision-making, the vice-captain has also a say in crunch moments of the game. Most importantly, if the captain is unfit/unwell, it’s the responsibility of his deputy to act in as the stand-in skipper. In times of confusion in terms of batting order, bowling changes, the vice-captain has a secondary, but an important role to serve in a team. 

Here is the list of all vice-captains in the Indian Premier League 2022 season. 

TeamVice-captain
Mumbai IndiansKieron Pollard
Chennai Super KingsRavindra Jadeja
Kolkata Knight RidersN/A
Rajasthan RoyalsN/A
Gujarat TitansRashid Khan
Sunrisers HyderabadN/A
Royal Challengers BangaloreN/A
Delhi CapitalsDavid Warner
Lucknow Super GiantsN/A
Punjab KingsShikhar Dhawan

Kieron Pollard, a six-hitting machine was the vice-captain of Mumbai Indians. The all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the deputy to MS Dhoni in the Chennai Super Kings team. In case Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants, it was decided not to name any vice-captain for the 2022 season.

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja held this position in the Chennai Super Kings side. The Afghan spinner Rashid Khan served as the vice-captain of Gujarat Titans, and is usually the stand-in skipper of the team. 

David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan were the vice-captains to Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, respectively. 

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FAQs

Who are the captains of IPL 2022 teams?

IPL 2022 team captain list all team: Chennai Super Kings (Mahendra Singh Dhoni), Mumbai Indians (Rohit Sharma), Rajasthan Royals (Sanju Samson), Sunrisers Hyderabad (Kane Williamson) and Delhi Capitals (Rishabh Pant). Faf du Plessis (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Mayank Agarwal (Punjab Kings), KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants) and Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans).

Which player is the captain of RCB in IPL 2022?

The Protea batter Faf du Plessis is leading the RCB side in the IPL 2022 edition.

Who is the captain of the Gujarat Titans team in IPL 2022?

The all-rounder Hardik Pandya is the captain of Gujarat Titans side in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.

What is the list of all IPL 2022 team captains and vice captains?

The IPL 2022 all team captain and vice captain list is as follows:
Team Captain Vice-captain
Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma Suryakumar Yadav
Chennai Super Kings MS Dhoni Ravindra Jadeja
Kolkata Knight Riders Shreyas Iyer Andre Russell
Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson Jos Buttler
Gujarat Titans Hardik Pandya Rashid Khan
Sunrisers Hyderabad Kane Williamson Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Royal Challengers Bangalore Faf du Plessis Glenn Maxwell
Delhi Capitals Rishabh Pant David Warner
Lucknow Super Giants KL Rahul Krunal Pandya
Punjab Kings Mayank Agarwal Shikhar Dhawan
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