IPL 2021: Which IPL team has the worst captain in IPL 2021?

Which IPL team has the worst captain this year?

The Indian Premier League 2021 is all set to start from 19th September 2021 after the bi-lateral finished in England in an unprecedented passion. Team India, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, registered an emphatic victory in the Mecca of Cricket, The Lords, and the Oval. When the team was set to face England in the final test at Manchester, the COVID-19 breakout in the dressing room affected the test series.

The early finish of the series meant that the players departed soon from England and joined their respective franchises. According to recent reports, Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj have joined Royal Challengers Bangalore whereas Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have joined the Mumbai Indians squad.

In phase one of the Indian Premier League, few captains came on top over their counterparts of the different outfits. Amongst the captains, Rishabh Pant holds the upper hand over others as he is on top of the points table. MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma are behind him on the points table. Having said that, in this article, we shall see which IPL team has the worst captain this year?


Which IPL team has the worst captain this year?

If the last two season records are seen, it is evident that Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma are not the worst captains. KL Rahul was able to come close to knocking the doors of the knockout stages but was unable to realize the qualifier/eliminator dreams. Sunrisers Hyderabad is in a poor position on the points table but was able to qualify for the knockouts last time. So, the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad cannot be ranked as the worst captain this year. But, it’s true that the Deccan outfit replaced their skipper owing to bad results at the start of the campaign.

Then, who is the worst captain in the Indian Premier League this year? Or which IPL team has the worst captain this year? Without being harsh, it is Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper, Eoin Morgan. Eoin Morgan took the responsibilities from Dinesh Karthik after Dinesh Karthik failed to get his team to a flying start. As the Indian Premier League 2020 progressed, Kolkata Knight Riders were almost out of the competition and the team management decided to replace the skipper.

In Indian Premier League 2021, under Eoin Morgan’s captaincy, Kolkata Knight Riders have failed to keep up the tempo. The team was off to a winning start to the campaign only to find themselves in the middle as the season progressed.  Not only did the team perform poorly, but captain Morgan’s choices were poor. On a batting surface, he decided to bat first whereas he let the team down when his batting prowess was needed in the dying embers of the game.

The lack of communication with Kuldeep Yadav hurt the team’s combination and the chances of winning the games at crucial junctures. In the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he decided to give the ball to Andre Russel when AB de Villiers was at strike. The poor decision affected the total score of RCB. However, Eoin Morgan will not be playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the second half of the Indian Premier League. He follows the suit of multiple English players like Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Dawid Malan.

It remains interesting to see how Kolkata Knight Riders fare under the new captain as the skipper is yet to be appointed even after the team is in the United Arab Emirates.

According to you, which IPL team has the worst captain this year? Have your say in the comment section.