IPL 2024 Team Captains

The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League started on 22 March 2024. The final of the tournament is scheduled for 26 May 2024. There will be a total of 74 action-packed matches across 13 different cities for the crazy cricket fans.

In a long and challenging tournament like IPL, the role of Captains and coaches becomes essential. The captains, with their leadership qualities, and the coaches, with their tactical expertise, are the key to their respective team's performances in the season. Each year, there is anticipation around the announcement of Captains and coaches.

All IPL 2024 Teams and Captains

Here is the complete list of captains of all 10 teams of the IPL 2024.

Chennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad
Royal Challengers BengaluruFaf du Plessis
Mumbai IndiansHardik Pandya
Gujarat TitansShubhman Gill
Kolkata Knight RidersShyeras Iyer
Lucknow Super GiantsKL Rahul
Delhi CapitalsRishabh Pant
Punjab KingsShikhar Dhawan
Rajasthan RoyalsSanju Samson
Sunrisers HyderabadPat Cummins

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1. Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Captain: Rutujraj Gaikwad

Chennai Super Kings, synonymous with the legendary MS Dhoni, starts a new chapter in 2024 with Ruturaj Gaikwad as captain. Gaikwad has consistently performed for CSK for the past four seasons, with 1952 runs in 57 matches at an average of 39.04. He led India to a Gold medal at the 2023 Asian Games.

Team Coach: Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming has been the coach of CSK since 2009. His calm approach, strategic thinking, and ability to get the best out of his players have been instrumental in the team's past successes.

2. Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Captain: Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis will continue as the Royal Challengers Bengaluru captain in the 2024 IPL. He has captained the team in the past two seasons and qualified for the playoffs in 2022. Faf has captaincy experience with the South Africa Cricket Team and Joburg Super Kings in SA20.

Team Coach: Andy Flower

Andy Flower, the former Zimbabwean cricketer, will be the new head coach of Royal Challengers Bengaluru. He has previously coached the England Cricket Team and LSG in the Indian Premier League with reasonable success. Andy will try to replicate this here.

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3. Mumbai Indians (MI)

Captain: Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya returns to lead the Mumbai Indians in the 2024 IPL. MI is known for their consistent success under Rohit Sharma's leadership. The all-rounder's explosive batting, aggressive bowling, and leadership qualities with the Indian team and Gujarat Titans make him a worthy successor to Rohit Sharma.

Team Coach: Mark Boucher

Mark Boucher, the legendary South African wicketkeeper, is the head coach of the Mumbai Indians. His tactical awareness, and experience in high-pressure situations will be invaluable assets for MI in the 2024 season.

4. Gujarat Titans (GT)

Captain: Shubhman Gill

Shubhman Gill will be the new captain of the Gujarat Titans for the 2024 IPL. After Hardik Pandya's departure, Gill's talent and maturity beyond his years make him an exciting choice for the captain. He was instrumental in taking GT to the IPL final in 2023.

Team Coach: Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra, known for his aggressive bowling, will be GT's head coach for the third season. Nehra won the 2022 IPL and finished runner-up in 2023. Nehra's guidance and experience can help Gill grow his leadership skills and navigate the challenges of captaincy.

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5. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Captain: Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer returns as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders after missing the last season due to injury. He previously captained Delhi Capitals and took the team to its maiden IPL final (loss against MI). Iyer will look to take KKR to its third IPL title in 2024.

Team Coach: Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit, the head coach of KKR, has a lot of experience in domestic cricket. He coached Vidarbha to Ranji Trophy wins in 2018 and 2019 and Madhya Pradesh in 2022.

6. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

Captain: KL Rahul

KL Rahul leads the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024. Rahul's calm attitude, exceptional batting skills, and experience leading Punjab Kings made him a natural choice for the captaincy of the new franchise. LSG qualified for the playoffs in 2022 and 2023 under Rahul’s captaincy.

Team Coach: Justin Langer

Justin Langer brings years of experience in international cricket to the LSG dugout. His previous coaching stint was with the Australia National Cricket Team from 2018 to 2022.

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7. Delhi Capitals (DC)

Captain: Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant returns as the captain of Delhi Capitals after missing the last season due to a car accident. He is one of the most explosive wicketkeeper batters in world cricket. Pat's aggressive batting style, hunger for runs, and ability to lead from the front will be crucial for DC's success.

Team Coach: Ricky Ponting

Australian legend Ricky Ponting has coached the Delhi Capitals since 2018. His strategic skills and calm leadership style complement Pant's aggressiveness, creating a balanced approach. He coached DC to the 2020 IPL final and playoffs in 2021.

8. Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Captain: Shikhar Dhawan

The experienced Shikhar Dhawan will captain the Punjab Kings in IPL 2024. Dhawan's consistent batting performances, positive attitude, and leadership experience with Delhi Capitals make him a valuable asset. His guidance to younger players will be crucial for PBKS' success.

Team Coach: Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss, England's 2019 World Cup-winning coach, is the head coach for Punjab Kings. His experience in high-pressure situations, ability to identify young talent, and focus on winning cricket will guide PBKS.

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9. Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Captain: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson, the flamboyant wicketkeeper batter, continues to lead the Rajasthan Royals. Samson's explosive batting, wicket-keeping skills, and energetic personality make him a natural leader. He captained RR to the IPL final in 2022, its first since 2008.

Team Coach: Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, arguably Sri Lanka's best batter, is the head coach of Rajasthan Royals. His first coaching stint with the team was in 2021 when he finished 7th. He then took the team to the final in 2022 and finished 5th in the 2023 season.

10. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Captain: Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, Australia World Cup and World Test Championship-winning captain, will be the new captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2024 IPL. Cummins was bought for a massive price of ₹20.5 Cr by the team in the 2024 auction. SRH will hope for change in their fortunes after finishing 8th, 8th, and 10th in the last three seasons.

Team Coach: Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori, the legendary New Zealand spinner, is then the new head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. He previously coached RCB from 2014 to 2018, taking them to the IPL final in 2016.

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The IPL 2024 promises to be a season filled with diverse leadership styles. From experienced players like Dhawan and Faf du Plessis to young talents like Gaikwad and Gill, the captains bring a unique mix of skills and personalities to the table. The coaches, with their wealth of experience and strategic expertise, will play a vital role in supporting their captains and guiding their teams to victory. Who will emerge as the most successful leader this season?


Who is the captain of RCB in IPL 2024?

The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2024 is Faf du Plessis. He took over the captaincy from Virat Kohli in 2022 and continues to lead the team this season.

Who is the captain of CSK in IPL 2024?

The captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2024 is Ruturaj Gaikwad. MS Dhoni stepped down as captain before the start of the season, and Ruturaj was chosen to lead the team.

Who is the captain of KKR in IPL 2024?

The captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2024 is Shreyas Iyer. The last season was missed by him due to injury.

Who is the captain of MI in IPL 2024?

The captain of the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024 is Hardik Pandya. He took over the captaincy from Rohit Sharma in a significant leadership transition for the team this season.

Who is the former captain of RCB?

The former captain of RCB is Virat Kohli. He led the RCB for many years before stepping down from the captaincy role before the 2022 IPL season.



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