3 Skippers Who Have Led Their Franchise Team For The First Time Ever In Indian Premier League

TATA IPL 2024: In this season of the Indian Premier League 2024, there are three franchises who have appointed new captains who are leading their sides for the first ever time in this cash-rich league tournament. Two Indian players are youngsters while one player from the Aussie nation is the winner of 2 ICC tournaments.
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TATA IPL 2024: The Indian Premier League gives each and every player a chance to showcase their talent and worth. That is why, the TATA IPL is known as where the talent meets opportunity.

In today’s match, the number 3rd team will take on the last side on the points table. Lucknow Super Giants will play their match against Delhi Capitals at their home ground.

A captain is an important player in the team. The skipper is the leader and also the decision-maker. Every franchise looks for an experienced skipper to lead their side.

However there are some franchises who also invest in a younger player to do the job so that he could lead the country one fine day through the experience gained through the IPL.

In this season of the TATA IPL 2024, three franchise teams have new skippers and they have led a franchise side in the IPL for the very first time.

Two of them are from India, who are youngsters while one captain in this season is a winner of two ICC tournaments.

Today, in this segment, we will name all the three players who have led their side for the first time in this cash-rich league tournament –

1. Pat Cummins

TATA IPL 2024: Pat Cummins The New Skipper Of SRH.
TATA IPL 2024: Pat Cummins The New Skipper Of SRH. Image Source - IPL/Twitter

This player from Australia, Pat Cummins, is the winner of World Test Championship (WTC) and ODI World Cup. Both these wins in the ICC tournament came last year and against India. Cummins is the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad in TATA IPL 2024.

He was brought for 20.50 crores, the second highest price ever in this cash-rich league tournament. Cummins was brought to the Orange Army camp for the captaincy purpose.

Aiden Markram has been removed as the skipper after Cummins's inclusion. So far, SRH has played 5 games. They have won 3 and lost two of them.

2. Ruturaj Gaikwad

TATA IPL 2024: Ruturaj Gaikwad to Replace MS Dhoni as CSK Captain
TATA IPL 2024: Ruturaj Gaikwad to Replace MS Dhoni as CSK CaptainImage Credit: CSK, IPL X

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed the captaincy baton to the young hands of Ruturaj Gaikwad before the start of the TATA IPL 2024 season. Gaikwad has some captaincy experience before the Indian Premier League. He was the one who led the Men in Blue to Gold medal in the Asian Games 2023 in China.

Rutu might also had the exposure of working under the greatest minds of Cricket, MS Dhoni. He might have taken some input from the master before taking this huge responsibility.

CSK has had a mixed-bag season so far. The Yellow Army have lost 2 matches and won three of them in this season from five matches played. CSK is fourth on the points table.

3. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill was the orange cap holder in IPL 2023 season. He had scored 890 runs from just 17 matches
Shubman Gill was the orange cap holder in IPL 2023 season. He had scored 890 runs from just 17 matches

The Prince of Cricket, Shubman Gill is a player who has no captaincy experience at any level of cricket. Gill is the new skipper of Gujarat Titans after Hardik Pandya was brought again by his old franchise of Mumbai Indians.

GT won the first title in 2022 in their first attempt and also made to the finals last year. Those two achievements came under Hardik Pandya.

But now he is the leader of the five-time champion side, MI. Gill has a huge responsibility on his shoulders in this season of TATA IPL 2024. He will have to live up to the expectations of GT fans and the franchise.

As of now, the Titans have won three and lost three matches from 6 games played. Gill and Co are on the sixth spot in the points table.

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