For the first time since 2011, there will be an IPL season comprising 10 franchises. The Lucknow Super Giants and the Gujarat Titans are the new entrants in IPL 2022. Both franchises have announced their captains in IPL 2022. While Hardik Pandya will captain Gujarat, KL Rahul will lead Lucknow.
Both Pandya and Rahul are less than 30 years old, but they have been in the IPL since long. Neither Rahul nor Pandya feature in the list of the three youngest captains in IPL 2022. Interestingly, the youngest skipper this year is 16 years younger than the oldest captain, MS Dhoni.
In this article now, we will look at the three youngest captains in IPL 2022.
3. One of the youngest captains in IPL 2022: Sanju Samson – 27 years and 121 days old
Rajasthan Royals named Sanju Samson as their captain ahead of the IPL 2021 season. The franchise had a strong squad last year but some star players were not available. As a result, the team could not qualify for the playoffs. It seems the team management was happy with Samson’s leadership as they have continued with him as the skipper.
2. Shreyas Iyer – 27 years and 96 days old
Shreyas Iyer is only a few days younger than Sanju Samson. Both Iyer and Samson are famous for their ability to smash big hits. While Samson will captain the Rajasthan Royals team this time, former Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders.
1. One of the rising star captains in IPL 2022: Rishabh Pant – 24 years and 159 days old
Rishabh Pant is the biggest rising star in the cricket world today. He got the chance to captain Delhi Capitals last year because of Shreyas Iyer’s injury.
Pant led the team to the playoffs, and since DC finished number one on the point stable, the franchise have continued with him as captain for the 2022 IPL season.