IPL 2022 will start on March 26th with the game between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. On Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore announced their new captain. Faf du Plessis will take over the reins from Virat Kohli. With this, all teams have now named their captain for the season. An interesting trend has emerged which will lead to a fresh occurrence next campaign. A few former teammates, who bonded well earlier, will now clash with each other as captains from the upcoming campaign. In this article, we take a look at eight former teammates who will clash with each other as captain in IPL 2022.
1) MS Dhoni – Faf du Plessis
MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis are on this list of teammates who will clash with each other as captain in IPL 2022. The duo has played together at the same franchise in the competition. While the majority of their time has been spent in CSK, for two years, the duo played together at Rising Pune Supergiant, as well.
Faf du Plessis has been an important component of the CSK team in recent years. While he was their highest scorer in 2020, he was the second-highest run-getter in IPL 2021. Although they tried their best, CSK could not hire him at the auctions. Now, Faf has moved to RCB and will captain the franchise. Considering he holds a special bond with CSK and MSD, it will be interesting to see what happens at the toss when RCB and CSK clash in IPL 2022.
2) Rohit Sharma – Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya started his career at Mumbai Indians. From then on, he cemented his place in the franchise’s playing XI before establishing himself as a premier all-rounder for the country. All of this rise has happened while Hardik has been playing under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma in IPL. However, it will be a new occurrence from IPL 2022.
Before the auctions, newly former franchise Gujarat Titans acquired the services of Hardik Pandya. The Baroda all-rounder was also appointed as the captain of the unit. This means that Hardik and Rohit will clash as skippers in the forthcoming campaign.
3) Rishabh Pant – Shreyas Iyer
Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy situation has been interesting so far. While Pant has played under the captaincy of Iyer, the Mumbai player has also played under Rishabh Pant. This is despite none of the two getting sacked as a captain. However, with Delhi Capitals choosing Pant as their man for the future, it was obvious that Iyer would look for options elsewhere.
Iyer was picked up by KKR at IPL 2022 Mega-Auctions and he will kickstart the new era for the franchise. Two players who started out their IPL careers at DC, Pant and Iyer will now clash as skippers next season. It will also be an interesting battle, considering both these players are seen as future leaders of Team India.
4) KL Rahul – Mayank Agarwal
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are also on this list of teammates who will clash with each other as captain in IPL 2022. The thickest of friends off the field, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will be up against each other as captains in IPL 2022.
Rahul is now at Lucknow Super Giants while he has been replaced as the skipper at Punjab Kings by his best friend Mayank Agarwal. Both LSG and PBKS have competent teams. Therefore, it will be an interesting tactical battle on the field between the Bengaluru boys.
Some Interesting clashes in IPL
Dhoni vs Faf
Rohit vs HardikAdvertisement
Shreyas vs Pant
Rahul vs Mayank
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 12, 2022Advertisement