IPL 2008: Captaincy ratings


Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament completed first round of league matches. Contrary to pre-tournament expectations, Rajasthan Royals played extremely well while Hyderabad Deccan Chargers disappointed with their poor performance. Captains played vital role in changing the fortunes of their teams. Every IPL franchisee is now searching for a captain like Shane Warne while Vijay Mallya is still paying price for his blind belief in Rahul Dravid. Top captains in IPL 2008:Image courtesy: www.rajasthanroyals.com1. Shane Warne: He is the best captain by miles in IPL. He is leading his young boys from front and getting sensational results. He is the coach, captain, leader, motivator, guide, inspirational figure and match winner for Rajasthan Royals. They are already started preparations for IPL 2009. He is the best captain Australia never had.Rating: 5/5. 2. Shaun Pollock: He single handily inspired demoralised Mumbai Indians to winning ways with wonderful performances with both bat and ball. They are playing exceedingly well despite absence of Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh. Pollock is an inspirational leader.Rating: 4.5/5. 3. Virender Sehwag: He is the second highest run scorer in the first round of IPL at an astonishing average of 190. Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan are supporting him well in batting while Glenn McGrath is exceptional in bowling. He needs to take some bold decisions to strengthen middle order.Rating: 4/5. 4. Yuvraj Singh: He is leading his young team very well but he is failing to convert his good starts into match winning knocks. His belief in young bowlers like Piyush Chawla and Sreesanth despite bad start paid rich dividends.Rating: 4/5. 5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni: … [Read more...]