The ongoing season of the Indian T20 League 2022 has seen teams such as Lucknow and Gujarat perform exceptionally well. On the other hand, teams such as Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab, and Hyderabad have a below-par season. Thus, These teams have been eliminated from the race to the playoffs.
The teams that have underperformed might have a new skipper next year, as some of them haven’t been able to lead from the front. In this listicle, we will discuss the three teams that can have a new skipper in the next season.
Three teams that can have a new skipper in 2023
The team had a poor start with two back-to-back losses, but came back with five wins. However, they then went back to losing ways. One of the reasons for the team’s inconsistent run is the poor form of their skipper Kane Williamson. The Kiwi has looked out of sorts with only 216 runs in 13 games with an average of 19.63 and a poor strike rate of 93.50. He was also criticized for not promoting Rahul Tripathi in the opening slot. As the team hasn’t been able to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season, the team might look in a different direction in terms of captaincy.
The four-time winners have had a poor season with 10 losses. Also, the captaincy role was juggled between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni. Their season started with Jadeja appointed as the skipper. After six losses in eight games, the role shifted back to Dhoni. However, he couldn’t revive the team’s fortunes and have been eliminated. With Dhoni turning 41 this year and not playing any form of cricket apart from the league, it is highly unlikely that he would lead the team next year. The defending champions might have to go for a different captain next year. Besides, Dhoni can very well hand over the captaincy duties to someone else, and play under a new skipper.
The 2020-finalists have had an inconsistent run this season. However, they have still won seven games. Their skipper Rishabh Pant hasn’t been able to perform with the bat as he would have liked. He has scored a few 40s but hasn’t been able to convert them into big totals. The team might be inclined to retain him as a skipper, but the keeper-batter might look to take off the responsibility next year so that he could enjoy his batting. If that happens, David Warner, who has led Hyderabad for six years, might take the role.