After the announcement of Nitish Rana as new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders today, we now have the updated and complete list of all ten captains who will be leading their teams in 2023 edition of IPL.
Earlier Aiden Markram was announced as the new captain by Sunrisers Hyderabad ending months long controversy. Here is the complete list of all IPL captains that will lead their teams in IPL 2023 along with full squad for each team this year.
Faf Du Plessis, Aiden Markram and David Warner are the only three overseas captains in the tournament.
Captains in IPL 2023 Full List
|RCB||Faf Du Plessis|
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: Aiden Markram
Sunrisers Hyderabad recently announced that Aiden Markram will lead their team as the new captain for IPL 2023. With this announcement, all teams have now revealed their respective captains for the upcoming season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Aiden Markram (c), Abdul Samad, Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Harry Brook, Nitish Reddy, Rahul Tripathi, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Vivrant Sharma, Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Glenn Phillips, Upendra Yadav, Akeal Hosein, Mayank Dagar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan, Adil Rashid and Umran Malik
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team captain, has been contracted by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for US$1.5 million. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL during the first season auction. Dhoni is at the top of the list of most matches played in the Indian Premier League, having played 200 T20 matches for Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain) (Keeper), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Nishant Sindhu, Ben Stokes, Bhagath Varma, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki and Maheesh Theekshana
Delhi Capitals Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: David Warner
After the injury Rishabh Pant, David Warner is all set to captain the Delhi Capitals side in IPL 2023 this year. After Sunrisers Hyderabad chose not to retain Warner, he entered the 2022 IPL auction with a base price of ₹2 crores as one of the marquee players. In the auction, he was bought by Delhi Capitals for ₹6.25 crores.
Delhi Capitals Squad: David Warner (Captain), Rishabh Pant, Yash Dhull, Sarfaraz Khan, Manish Pandey, Rovman Powell, Rilee Rossouw, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Mitchell Marsh, Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Philip Salt, Khaleel Ahmed, Aman Hakim Khan, Praveen Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vicky Ostwal, Chetan Sakariya and Ishant Sharma
Mumbai Indians Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, one of the most successful captains in IPL history, was sold for US$2 million to the Mumbai Indians in the 2011 auction. He has since led the Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles, the most by any team in the tournament.
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Dewald Brevis, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla, Cameron Green, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Vishnu Vinod, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Raghav Goyal, Duan Jansen, Akash Madhwal and Jhye Richardson
Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis has been unveiled as the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the IPL 2022 season. This was a much-anticipated announcement that ended weeks of speculation over who would succeed Virat Kohli as the team’s captain. It is the first time that du Plessis has been entrusted with leadership responsibilities by an IPL team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Suyash Prabhudessai, Manoj Bhandage, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Akash Deep, Avinash Singh, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Rajan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, Sonu Yadav and Reece Topley
Gujarat Titans Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya played for the Mumbai Indians from 2015 to 2021. Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Pandya was released by the Mumbai Indians and was later drafted by the new Ahmedabad franchise, Gujarat Titans. He was named captain of the team, which makes him one of the youngest captains in the tournament.
Gujarat Titans Squad: Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi, Srikar Bharat, Urvil Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Little, Darshan Nalkande, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohit Sharma, Odean Smith, Jayant Yadav and Yash Dayal
Kolkata Knight Riders Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana has replaced Shreyas Iyer who is still recovering from a back injury. Nitish Rana has been with KKR since 2018, scoring 1,744 runs in 74 matches at an average of 26.02, including 11 half-centuries and a highest score of 87. In his entire IPL career, which also includes his time at Mumbai Indians from 2015-17, he has scored 2,181 runs in 91 matches with an average of 28.32 and a strike rate of 134.22.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana (c), Shreyas Iyer (c), Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, Shakib Al Hasan, David Wiese, Andre Russell, N Jagadeesan, Litton Das, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Vaibhav Arora, Lockie Ferguson, Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Suyash Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakaravarthy and Umesh Yadav
Rajasthan Royals Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper batsman, was named the captain of the team ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. He was retained by Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2022 season and surpassed Ajinkya Rahane to become the all-time leading run-scorer for the team during the season.
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Sanju Samson (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Joe Root, Abdul Basith, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Jos Buttler, Donavon Ferreira, Dhruv Jurel, Murugan Ashwin, KM Asif, Trent Boult, KC Cariappa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Akash Vasisht, Kuldip Yadav, Adam Zampa and Kunal Singh Rathore
Lucknow Super Giants Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: KL Rahul
KL Rahul, the former Punjab Kings captain, parted ways with the team ahead of the 2022 season and was drafted by Lucknow Super Giants as their captain for INR 17Cr. This makes him one of the joint highest-paid cricketers in the Indian Premier League alongside Virat Kohli.
Lucknow Super Giants Squad: KL Rahul (Captain), Manan Vohra, Mayank Yadav, Prerak Mankad, Deepak Hooda, Karan Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Ayush Badoni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Daniel Sams, Swapnil Singh, Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Avesh Khan, Mark Wood, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Jaydev Unadkat, Yash Thakur, Romario Shepherd, Amit Mishra, Naveen-ul-Haq and Yudhvir Singh Charak
Punjab Kings Captain and Squad in IPL 2023
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, the opening batsman for India, has been named as the new skipper of Punjab Kings, replacing Mayank Agarwal for the 2023 edition. Dhawan was selected as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad team prior to the start of the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament. He was later replaced by Darren Sammy as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 Indian Premier League. On 25 April 2022, in a match against the Chennai Super Kings, Dhawan played his 200th match of the Tata IPL and achieved the 6000 run milestone, becoming the second player to do so after Virat Kohli.
Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Mohit Rathee, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Baltej Singh, Shivam Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh
Complete list of all captains in IPL 2023
CSK – MS Dhoni
DC – David Warner
MI – Rohit Sharma
RCB – Faf Du Plessis
GT – Hardik Pandya
KKR – Nitish Rana
RR – Sanju Samson
LSG – KL Rahul
PBKS – Shikhar Dhawan
SRH – Aiden Markram
10 Teams participating in IPL 2023, check team time table, venues & players details
|Chennai Super Kings||CSK Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Delhi Capitals||DC Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Gujarat Titans||GT Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||KKR Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Lucknow Super Giants||LSG Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Mumbai Indians||MI Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Punjab Kings||PBKS Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Rajasthan Royals||RR Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||RCB Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||SRH Team, Schedule, Match Dates & Squad|
Most captains used by franchises in IPL:
- 14 – PBKS
- 12 – Delhi Capitals
- 9 – SRH
- 7 – MI
- 7 – RCB
- 7 – KKR
- 6 – RR
- 6 – PWI
- 3 – CSK
- 3 – RPS
- 4 – Deccan Chargers