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      The Worst Captains Ever In The History Of Indian Premier League | List Inside

      In International or franchise T20 cricket, captaincy is incredibly crucial. A solid bowling alteration, a minor or major field modification, or the man manager’s skills can all significantly alter the format. This responsibility becomes even more crucial in a high-stress competition like the Indian Premier League (IPL), where teams play non-stop cricket for more than two months.

      There have many successful captains in this Indian Premier League over the years, some of them have fail badly as well.

      Many players who have led their respective international teams to great success are include in the list of worst IPL captains. 

      List of 5 IPL Captains Who have Utterly Failed

      Kumar Sangakkara

      Teams: Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad

      • Matches: 47
      • Won: 15
      • Lost: 30
      • Tied: 2
      • Win%: 31.91

      Sri Lankan captains ever was Kumar Sangakkara.

      He is a great tactician who guide his team to the 2011 World Cup finals. 

      Since 2009, the wicket-keeper batsman has the team’s captain for around two years.

      Across all platforms, Kumar Sangakkara has a respectable track record.

      5 out of 15 Tests, 27 out of 45 ODIs, and 12 out of 21 T20Is were victories for Kumar Sangakkara.

      Kumar Sangakkara has one of the worst IPL captains ever and has had a dreadful season.

      As Kumar Sangakkara join Kings XI Punjab first.

      Kumar Sangakkara later switched bases to the Deccan Chargers and took the helm of the newly form Sunrisers Hyderabad team in Hyderabad.

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      In 47 games, Kumar Sangakkara was only able to win 15 and lose 30.

      Mahela Jayawardene

      Teams: Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Delhi Daredevils

      • Matches: 30
      • Won: 10
      • Lost: 19 
      • Tied: 1
      • Win%: 33.33

      Mahela Jayawardene has receive many awards for doing this task to the greatest standard.

      Mahela Jayawardene receive the ICC Captain of the Year award in 2006, and in 2013 he receive the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award.

      He is the captain of Sri Lanka in 38 Test matches, winning 18 and drawing 8.

      Mahela Jayawardene led his team to 68 victories in 126 ODIs.

      He was also the first to captain Sri Lanka in T20Is. 

      Sourav Ganguly

      Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors India

      • Matches: 42
      • Won: 17
      • Lost: 25
      • Tied: 0
      • Win%: 40.48

      Sourav Ganguly, a former renown Indian captain recognise as one of the greatest Indian team leaders in history. 

      Sourav Ganguly gave the team a more aggressive flavour and show them how to overcome obstacles and win challenging games.

      Under his leadership, the team won 21 Tests, 11 of which were away from home.

      Sourav Ganguly oversaw the ODI team for 6 years after the match-fixing scandal.

      He was very inspiring and won 76 of his 146 games.

      Sourav Ganguly played for KKR before moving on to PWI.

      But he struggle to manage both of these squads.

      George Bailey

      Teams: Kings XI Punjab

      • Matches: 36 
      • Won: 16
      • Lost: 19
      • Tied: 1
      • Win%: 44.44

      George Bailey participate in 125 international contests as Australia’s representative. 

      George Bailey is the second Australian has ever captain an international match without having ever compete at the highest level.

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      In 29 ODIs and 28 T20Is, George Bailey captain the Kangaroos.

      For both formats, George Bailey won 16 and 14 games, respectively.

      In 2014, Kings XI Punjab made him the captain due to his successful past.

      But under George Bailey, the team had some of the most devastating defeats because he was unable to repay the faith.

      Despite coaching the team for 36 games, the Australian was only able to win 16.

      Kings XI Punjab finish in last place in 2015 after finishing as runners-up in 2014.

      Rahul Dravid

      Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals

      • Matches: 48 
      • Won: 22
      • Lost: 26
      • Tied: 0
      • Win%: 45.83

      Rahul Dravid always put the needs of the team before his own, and he follow instructions.

      Rahul Dravid never shied away from the responsibility, whether it was keeping the wickets or batting at various places.

      He eagerly took on the responsibility of leading the side as well.

      Rahul Dravid led the team in 25 Tests, winning 8 and losing 6.

      Rahul Dravid underperform in the T20 format, when he isn’t the ideal pick.

      He didn’t score many runs, and they didn’t happen quickly.

      Although Rahul Dravid didn’t have the finest record as a captain, he was an inspiration to the youthful teams he played on.

      Even though his record isn’t the best, Rahul Dravid had a big part in developing some of the top cricketers who are playing right now.

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