The T20 format has progressed in leaps and bounds since the first official T20 encounter on June 13, 2003. It has had such an influence that it has now become the most popular gentleman’s game format. Fans all across the world have enjoyed the fast-paced action and twists and turns. As a result, a number of T20 leagues have become the most popular cricket events.
For any player, becoming a T20 captain is a difficult task. Because T20 games are just 20 overs on each side, batsmen must score runs at the highest potential strike rate, while bowlers have only four maximum overs to put on their finest bowling performance. As a result, in order to win a T20 match, a captain must make the greatest batting and fielding decisions possible.
During T20 games, this results in intense competitiveness between the sides. Despite the fact that the game is just 20 overs long, a team requires a strong captain to succeed.
MS Dhoni – 170
When it comes to successful T20 leaders, MS Dhoni is unquestionably the first name that springs to mind. MS Dhoni has been the most successful captain for the Indian national team in terms of major tournament victories. Since the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008, MS Dhoni has captained Chennai Super Kings.
He also led the Rising Pune Supergiants franchise in the Indian Premier League for one season. While leading the Chennai Super Kings to unprecedented heights, Dhoni redefined the idea of consistency. As the Indian national team’s T20 captain, the wicket-keeper batsman has won 41 games. He was the captain of the Indian National Cricket Team that won the 2007 ICC T20I World Cup.
Daren Sammy – 104
Daren Sammy, the former captain of the West Indies cricket team, should be remembered for the rest of his life. Dareen Sammy has guided the West Indies to a total of 27 T20I triumphs. In the Indian Premier League, the all-rounder led Sunrisers Hyderabad to two triumphs during the 2014 season. T20 proved to be Sammy’s strongest suit.
He could play in any T20 squad as a competent bowler and an explosive lower-order batsman. That is why he has become a sought-after commodity in T20 competitions all around the world. The right-arm seamer has led clubs like St Lucia Stars and St Lucia Zouks to 23 victories in the Caribbean Premier League. Sammy has also led the Peshawar Zalmi franchise to 22 victories in the Pakistan Super League.
Gautam Gambhir- 97
Gautam Gambhir is an underappreciated figure in Indian cricket. At white-ball cricket, he was on par with MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in his heyday. Although he may not have the most ideal track record, his contributions have helped his country win titles. In T20Is, the left-handed batsman never captained his country, although he did lead Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. Gautam Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils to 70 T20I victories in the Indian Premier League. In the 2012 and 2014 seasons, Gambhir guided Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL victories. Gambhir, the captain, has built Kolkata’s legacy in the IPL, and it will live on in the hearts of KKR supporters forever. His other triumphs came as a captain of his native team, Delhi, in T20 matches.
Rohit Sharma- 91
There hasn’t been a cricketer in recent memory who has had as much success as Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma is a frequent part of the Indian national team, appearing in all three forms as an opener. The 34-year-old is also India’s vice-captain in T20I and ODI cricket. Since the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League, he has also been the captain of Mumbai Indians. Sharma, in particular, has become a beast in T20 cricket. In the shortest version of the game, he is India’s top run-scorer.
The right-hander has almost 2700 runs to his name, including four centuries, which is a T20I record. Furthermore, with his captaincy abilities, he is now giving Virat Kohli a run for his money. In 19 T20Is, the right-handed batsman has guided the national team to 15 triumphs. In the Indian Premier League, Rohit Sarma has guided Mumbai Indians to 72 victories in 123 games. With five season titles for Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma is the most successful skipper in the IPL.