IPL 2023: Probable Captains For All Franchises Who Will Replace Rishabh Pant?

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IPL 2023 Probable Captains

IPL 2023 is all set to begin in less than three months. The IPL 2023 squad for all teams has been chosen, and the franchises have begun their preparation.

Due to Rishabh’s absence in IPL 2023, a temporary captain is required for the Delhi Capitals. Manish Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, and Prithvi Shaw are some of the players who can lead the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023. But David Warner, who successfully steered Australia and Sunrisers Hyderabad to IPL victories, is the front-runner.

Warner is one of the team members with the most experience. According to media reports, Warner will resume his duties as captain after an extended sabbatical.

Captains play a major role in any team’s success. As of now who will lead the team in IPL 2023 is not confirmed for the two major teams, DC and SRH. Know the complete details on probable captains for all teams in IPL 2023. 

IPL 2023 teams and their captains:

  • CSK: MS Dhoni
  • MI: Rohit Sharma
  • GT: Hardik Pandya
  • KKR: Shreyas Iyer
  • SRH: TBA
  • PBKS: Shikhar Dhawan
  • DC: TBA
  • LSG: KL Rahul
  • RCB: Faf du Plessis
  • RR: Sanju Samson

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

Before the IPL 2022 season began, Dhoni resigned as CSK’s captain. However, he was later recalled when the team dropped six of its opening eight games. He will likely captain the team for the last time in IPL 2023, in front of home fans.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Despite placing last in the IPL in 2022, Rohit will serve as captain once more for the Mumbai Indians in 2023. Rohit is the most successful captain for any team in the IPL season and has won five championships with the MI team.

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan has been named as the new captain of the Punjab Kings after Mayank Agarwal was released. The second-highest run scorer in IPL history, the left-handed opener once led Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Delhi Capitals: David Warner

David Warner
David Warner

After having an injury on December 30, 2022, Rishabh Pant was forced to withdraw from the IPL 2023. In his absence, David Warner, an Australian opener, will serve as the new captain of Delhi in the IPL in 2023. He won the IPL in 2016 while leading SRH, and he hopes to do the same with Delhi.

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

The current India T20I captain, Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans to IPL victory in his first season. He will now attempt to become just the third captain in IPL history to capture two consecutive championships.

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson

Last year, Sanju Samson guided RR to their second-ever IPL final, and in 2023, the team will be hoping to end their 15-year winless streak under his guidance.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer was named KKR captain in IPL 2022 after his successful time with Delhi, where he had previously signed for Rs. 12.25 crore. He will take charge of the team once more and rejoin Chandrakant Pandit, his former Mumbai coach.

Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

Prior to the IPL 2022 mega auction, KL Rahul was signed by LSG for Rs. 17 crores and appointed captain. He guided LSG to the playoffs in his first season as captain, where they fell in the first round. He will be in charge once more in 2023.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a veteran Indian bowler, has previously led SRH on several occasions, and in 2023, he is eligible to be named the team’s permanent captain. Mayank Agarwal and Aiden Markram are also options, although Bhuvi is most likely to be given the chance.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis

In IPL 2022, Faf was appointed RCB’s captain, and that season, he helped the team finish third. In 2023, he’ll be the team’s manager once more. He is currently leading CSK’s Joburg Super Kings’ in SA20. 

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