Successful Cricket Captains

Captain is a person who leads the whole team. A successful captain should always be very disciplined and courageous.  Here We Going to Make the Top 10 List of the Cricket Captains Who Are the Most Successful Cricket Captains of All Time.

Most Successful Cricket Captains

Top 10 Most Successful Cricket Captains of All Time
  • 10. Misbah Ul Haq

Misbah’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches

Span

Mat

Won

Lost

Tied

Draw

W/L

%W

%L

2010-2016

46

22

13

0

11

1.69

47.82

28.26

Misbah’s Captaincy Record in ODI’s

Span

Mat

Won

Lost

Tied

NR

%

2008-2015

87

45

39

2

1

53.57

Next on Pakistan’s Most Successful Captain, Many of you may don’t agree with Misbah’s inclusion, but look has time, Conditions and morale of the team. when Misbah recalled for the subsequent tour against South Africa in the UAE to lead as a captain of the team for test series. After resignation of Shahid Afridi as test captain and suspended captain Salman Butt due to spot-fixing scandal. after winning last test of the series agains SriLanka, chasing an impossible target ( in terms of required run rate ), Misbah’s become more popular.

Waqar Younis says when he was coach:

I have to give full credit to Misbah as he has established the team and leads from the front. His performance is also outstanding. He makes the boys feel comfortable and relaxed so they actually enjoy their cricket. He is mature and willing to listen. The only unfortunate thing is the age factor which is not in Misbah’s favor.

  • 9. Stephen Fleming

Fleming’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
1997-2006 80 28 27 0 25 1.03 35.00 33.75
Fleming’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
1997-2007 218 98 106 1 13 48.04

Next on Successful Cricket Captains, Stephen Fleming is New Zealand’s second-most capped test player with 111 test appearances, longest-serving and most successful captain, having led the side to 28 victories and having won Test match series’ against India, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. He retired from international cricket on 26 March 2008.

  • 8. Arjuna Ranatunga

Ranatunga’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
1989-1999 56 12 19 0 25 0.63 21.42 33.92
Ranatunga’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
1988-1999 193 89 95 1 8 48.37

Also Read–>Next on Successful Cricket Captains, undoubtedly he was the SriLanka’s most successful captain. Ranatunga went on to captain Sri Lanka in 1988, taking control of the national team for the next 11 years, transforming it from a weak, routinely defeated team into a competitive and successful unit. He led the team to their greatest cricketing triumph, 1996 World Cup. His innovative captaincy took a Sri Lanka team, given little chance prior to the competition, for cricket’s greatest prize. His strategies was commended by many cricketing greats and followed by other teams.

  • 7. Imran Khan

Imran Khan’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
1982-1992 48 14 8 0 26 1.75 29.16 16.66
Imran Khan’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
1982-1992 139 75 59 1 4 55.92

Next on Successful Cricket Captains,  Imran khan is a former captain of the Pakistan cricket team. He was Pakistan’s most successful captain. He led the Pakistani cricket team through the world cup 1992 and came out victorious. He is often regarded as one of the best all rounder players in the world along with some of the finest players in history such as Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev. With figures of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, he is one of the eight cricketers to achieve the tremendous milestone of Triple figures in both runs and wickets.

  • 6. Hansie Cronje

Hansie Cronje’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
1994-2000 60 27 18 0 15 1.50 45.00 30.00
Hansie Cronje’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
1994-2000 138 99 35 1 3 73.70

Next on Successful Cricket Captains, After an initial praiseworthy performance in the domestic season, Hansie Cronje finally made his debut in the international cricket at the 1992 World Cup event match in Sydney against Australia. He earned the vice captaincy of the South African team at a very young age. Since then, he made a remarkable contribution for South Africa both as a batsman and a bowler.  By 1996 he had established the South African cricket team into one of the most feared and respected squads of that time. During his captaincy, South Africa had witnessed a long streak of victories and achievements. Match Fixing Scandal during tour to India the led by Hansie Cronje which consider as the biggest scandal in cricket history.

  • 5. Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
1974-1985 74 36 12 0 26 3.00 48.64   16.21
Clive Lloyed’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
1975-1985 84 64 18 1 1 77.71

Next on Successful Cricket Captains, Clive Hubert Lloyd is a former West Indian cricket captain who led the team between 1974 and 1985 which was a time when West Indies was the sole dominant power in the world of cricket. He is arguably the finest cricket captains in West Indies’ cricketing history. During his test career as a captain he won a total of 27 matches without defeat. Due to his services to the game, West Indies became one of the most feared teams in cricket history, retaining this reputation for more than two decades.

  • 4. Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
2003-2013 109 52 29 0 27 1.88 48.11 25.47
Graeme Smith’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
2003-2011 150 92 51 1 6 64.23

Next on Successful Cricket Captains,  Graeme Craig Smith is the captain of the South African cricket team. He is part of South Africa’s finest opening partnership along with Hershel Gibbs. Smith holds a great reputation in the world of cricket due to his long services as a captain which he has been performing since the age of 22. He holds a massive record of 8624 runs in test cricket which makes him one of the best test cricketers of all times. As a captain, he holds the credit for bringing together his team and infusing in it a great sense of energy and motivation during difficult times.

  • 3. Ricky Ponting

Rickey Ponting’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches

Span

Mat

Won

Lost

Tied

Draw

W/L

%W

%L

2004-2010

77

48

16

0

13

3.00

62.33

20.77

Rickey Ponting’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches

Span

Mat

Won

Lost

Tied

NR

%

2002-2012

230

165

51

2

12

76.14

Next on Successful Cricket Captains,  Ricky Ponting will probably be remembered as one of the finest cricketing captains the world has ever seen.  He has a tremendous record of leading the Australian team as victorious for more than 48 times in 77 tests. He is widely regarded by almost all the leading players in the world of cricket as one of the best cricket captains of this generation. He is perhaps the only player in history to be a part of 100 Test victories and one of the only three players to score more than 13000 runs in test cricket during his challenging career. He is one of the three batsmen who have been called players of the century, along with Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar. Ponting is Only Captain to Led his Side in More Than 200 Matches.

  • 2. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
2008-2015 60 27 18 0 15 1.50 45% 30%
MS Dhoni’s Captaincy Record in ODI Matches
Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
2007-2016 191 104 72 4 11 60.21

Next on Successful Cricket Captains, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the current captain of the Indian cricket team. and One of the Best Wicket-Keeper Batsmen of All time. He is widely considered as one of the greatest cricket captains of his generation. Under his captaincy India won the cricket world cup of 2011. Dhoni has been awarded a number of times by the Indian government as well as the international cricket council due to his great achievements in the game of cricket. He was named the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008. Most Wealthiest Cricketer is By Far Best Indian Captain of All Time.

  • 1. Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh’s Captaincy Record in Test Matches

Span

Mat

Won

Lost

Tied

Draw

W/L

%W

%L

1999-2004

57

41

9

0

7

4.55

71.92

15.78

Steve Waugh’s Captaincy Record in ODI’s Matches

Span

Mat

Won

Lost

Tied

NR

%

1997-2002

106

67

35

3

1

65.23

Next on Successful Cricket Captains, Steve Waugh is a Former Australian cricket captain. He was named the ‘Iceman,’ due to his great focus despite facing any kind of pressure in the game. During his prime, he was a true inspiration for his team. He led the team in the ICC world cup event of 1999 and came out victorious. He has a great achievement of scoring more than 10,000 runs in test cricket. He is one of the 11 players in cricket history to be able to complete this gigantic task and is surely among the top victorious cricket captains of the world.

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Top 10 Most Successful Cricket Captains of All Time

  • 1. Steve Waugh
  • 2. MS Dhoni
  • 3. Ricky Ponting
  • 4. Graeme Smith
  • 5. Clive Lloyd
  • 6. Hansie Cronje
  • 7. Imran Khan
  • 8. Arjuna Ranatunga
  • 9. Stephen Fleming
  • 10. Misbah Ul Haq

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