IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad has removed David Warner from the captaincy. Ken Williamson has been given the command in his place. But can changing the captain change the fortunes of a team. What does the history of IPL say about this? In the News18 podcast ‘Suno Dil Se’, Sanjay Banerjee is looking for answers to these questions.
New Delhi. Sunrisers Hyderabad has removed David Warner of Australia from the captaincy. He has been replaced by Kane Williamson of New Zealand. Does change the captain in the middle of the IPL can change the fortunes of a team. Is the decision to remove Warner correct? What does the history of IPL say about changing the captain in the middle tournament? In the News18 podcast ‘Suno Dil Se’, Sanjay Banerjee is looking for answers to these questions.
In the IPL, the process of changing the middle season captain is not new. Ever since IPL started, it has been happening since then. The surprising thing is that barring only a few occasions, it did not benefit any team. When most teams changed their captain in the middle of the season, there was no immediate improvement in their performance. Interfering with the team management, changing the captain has never been able to give positive results.
In any sport, you can perform well only by winning the players and not by putting them under pressure. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians’ performance are witness to this. Here the job of team management is to support the captain and the players, not to rule over them.
Last season, everyone saw what the team management’s interference in Punjab Kings made them. Chris Gayle was not played in the opening matches. When they were fed in the last seven matches, the team won 5 matches. But by then it was late. Two captains have changed so far this season. One at compulsion and the other at the will of management.
Lokesh Rahul of Punjab is out due to a surgery and Mayank Agarwal is taking over the captaincy in his place. Rahul might not be able to return this season. If he returns, his captaincy is safe. At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad not only removed the captaincy from the captaincy, but also removed him from the playing eleven by giving the alleged loyalty bonus to David Warner, who had been together since 2014.
There were already indications that everything is not going well in the Hyderabad team. Sunrisers have given a chance to all 21 of their players in the roster, but they are still looking for the best playing XI. If Hyderabad is not able to perform well then it looks more management than the team. At the time when the team is formed, the balance should be monitored.
If the balance of the team is not right then what will the captain do? It does not appear that Warner will agree with such changes in the team. He called the exclusion of Manish Pandey a difficult decision. Warner’s statement seems to have pierced someone ‘Samarth’. He has made up his mind to remove Warner from the captaincy and has also succeeded in it. whatever. Even if that ‘Samarth’ has won, it will not benefit the team.