The Indian Premier League has gained an immense amount of popularity in a very short period. This cash-rich league has zero competition with other franchise leagues. IPL is a tough competition, and teams do their best to lift the trophy. Captaincy plays a crucial role in the IPL. A Franchise gives this role to the smartest and deserving player. With two new teams joining next year, the players with captaincy skills will be in high demand. Those players are likely to fetch a good amount of money in the auction.

1. KL Rahul

Rahul's name comes among the best T20 batters of this era. He has shown great consistency in the last three years. Kl was a part of the Punjab franchise as a Skipper, but he has decided to switch to another franchise. It is no-brainer that he will be the most demanding player in the auction as a player and captain.

2. Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer is a known face of the IPL. He played seven seasons for the Delhi capitals. Iyer is now a part of the Indian cricket team in all formats. He is considered as the future, captain also. Iyer, this season is moving to another team. With a bright future ahead, many franchises will go for him in the auction.

3. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin is one of the smartest cricketers of this era. His ability to trap batters makes him unique. Ashwin always has great leadership skills. He can change the match results with the tactical captaincy. There is a high possibility that he might be seen leading the team in the next year's IPL.

4. David Warner

Warner is an IPL winning team captain. He led sunrises Hyderabad to the trophy victory in 2016. Warner is a dynamic player, along with explosive batting; he gives you an option of captaincy also. Warner is the hottest name in the upcoming auction and is likely to create a bidding war in the auction.

5. Faf Du Plessis

Faf is a successful cricketer of the IPL. He has been phenomenal for the Chennai franchise. IPL 2021 season has turned out to be the best season for the former South African captain. Faf does have leadership skills. He has captained the South Africa national team. It will not be a surprise, if we watch Faf leading an IPL team.

6. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is a star all-rounder of the IPL. He is arguably among the best all-rounder in the IPL history. Pandya was a crucial part of Mumbai Indians. However, he didn't get retained this year. Pandya, with a rich amount of IPL experience, can get a role of captaincy in the next IPL season.

7. Shikhar Dhawan

Indian batters have dominated the IPL records. The amount of runs they have made is just phenomenal. Dhawan is among one of them, he is the legend of this tournament. Dhawan is one of the big names in the upcoming auction. Apart from batting, the franchise also looked at him as leadership material.

8. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Bhuvi is an Indian pace bowler. He has a good amount of experience in the IPL. Kumar is coming to next year's auction and might get a good amount. Teams can make him captain considering the amount of experience he has in the IPL.

9. Shubhman Gill

Gill is a star batter of the Indian cricket team. He is in the initial phase of career but, it is not wrong to say that he is the future of the Indian cricket team. Gill, with a young age, can attract various franchises. Teams can go after him in the auction looking as a Skipper prospect also.

10. Eoin Morgan

Morgan is a current white-ball captain of the England cricket team. The left-handed batter led the English side to their maiden World Cup trophy. Morgan has also captained the IPL franchise Kolkata and, he successfully led the team into the final. Many IPL franchises will try to buy Morgan for a captaincy role.