IPL being just around the corner, now everybody wants to know about IPL 2018 team owners, captains and coaches. Eight teams consisting of players from around the world, stronger and more talented than ever are expected to light up this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League. With a few days left for the opening match, we take a look at the IPL 2018 team owners, captains and coaches.
- Delhi Daredevils
Owners- GMR Sports Pvt. Ltd.
Captain- Gautam Gambhir
With Delhi boy Gautam Gambhir making a comeback into his home team after being snatched up by GMR in the auctions held in January, the Delhi management right away took the decision to name him the captain for this year and is expected to turn Delhi into a real fighting unit this IPL who will be coached by Ricky Ponting.
- Mumbai Indians
Captain- Rohit Sharma
Indian team opener Sharma stays at the top of the helm after leading Mumbai Indians to three titles, making him the most successful captain in the IPL era. Under the able guidance of Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene, the Indians are expected to once again compete for the title with all their might.
- Kolkata Knight Riders
Owners-Shahrukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) – 55% shareholder, Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group) – 45% shareholder
Captain- Dinesh Karthik
After the departure of their long serving captain Gambhir, Kolkata looked to quickly fill the vacant slot as they took no time in announcing Dinesh Karthik as their new captain. The veteran Indian wicket-keeper who is coming off a match winning knock against Bangladesh will be looking to pair up well with coach Jacques Kallis this season
- Rajasthan Royals
Owners- Manoj Badale
Captain- Ajinkya Rahane
Lead by one of the best batsman who is the vice-captain of the India national team in Test format, the Rajasthan Royals will be looking to make the most of this dynamic Indian Batsman to launch the 2018 edition of the tournament to great heights for them.
- Chennai Super Kings
Owners-India Cements Limited
Captain- MS Dhoni
The Chennai outfit makes a return to the IPL after serving suspension under the same old owners and captain. MS Dhoni once again takes charge of this side and will be looking to restore Chennai’s old glory with help from coach Stephen Fleming.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
Captain- Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be looking to add the IPL trophy to his envious cabinet. Having let go off the explosive Chris Gayle, Bangalore will definitely not be the once fabled batting line-up in the IPL but under coach Daniel Vettori they are expected to strengthen up their bowling unit which could see them seal this year’s title.
- Kings XI Punjab
Owners-Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Karan Paul
Having snatched up the wily Ashwin from Chennai Super Kings, the Punjab side went all out in the auction, snatching up everyone within their side. They’ll be looking to their players do justice to the faith put in them by the owners and coach Brad Hodge.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Owner-Kalanidhi Maran, (Chairman & MD – Sun Network)
Captain- David Warner
The Hyderabad side boast of one of the most experienced coaches in the game in Tom Moody and one of the most balanced sides in the IPL as well.
Now that you know about the IPL 2018 team owners, captains and coaches, stay tuned for more updates on IPL 2018.
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