A good player always has the quality to become Captain of his team. In the history of cricket, we got a lot of best players. A captain always cares for this team and nation as well and always tries to calm in every situation. It is his responsibility to take all the reactions, may it be positive or negative. Here are the most successful cricket captains 2020.
Cricket is one of the Most Popular Sports. And, like in the case of all team sports, a cricket team, too, is held together by the captain. As the leader or you can say, captain of the team, he has to maintain balance in the team, with the high performer, and with the average performer. He has to know when to stay calm in the face of stress and keep his head clear to strategies the match. The captain is the backbone of success in a team as he stood for the guys on the field. So let’s start our topic which is the most successful captain in cricket history.
1. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is one of the great names in cricket history, who represent his nation Australia from 1995 to 2012. As a captain he serves for his country in the period from 2002 to 2012. During his captaincy, he has a massive victory of 220 matches. In his successful career as a captain, he won two World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007. He has an amazing win rate of 67.90. The period of his captaincy is regarded as the golden era for the Australia national cricket team.
2. MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined the Indian team in 2004, and although he has resigned from Test cricket recently, he is still going strong in the rest of the formats. He captained the team in all formats from 2007 to 2016 and led the team in a composed way.
One of the greatest finishers in cricket, Dhoni, helped India win 178 of them during his tenure. His achievements include World Twenty20 2007, Asia Cup 2010, World Cup 2011, and Champions Trophy 2013. He led his Indian team during his time with a winning rate of 53.61.
3. Graeme Smith
The left-handed batsman and occasional off-break bowler Graeme Smith is a former cricketer of South Africa. He represented his South African team in all formats of cricket, from 2002 to 2014. Under his captaincy, South Africa played 286 matches and won 163 of them.
He led his team during his time with a winning rate of 56.99. We have no doubt that Smith is one of the most successful captains in the world.
4. Allan Border
Allan Border the legend for the Australian team started in 1978 and became a captain in 1984 for his team. The role which he has played for the team has ended in 1994 when he retired as his country’s most capped player. When he retired from the cricket he was the highest run-scorer in both ODI and Test.
During his captaincy in the team, this legend helped his team to win 139 matches from 271 and reaches a win percentage of 51.29. One of the best left-handed batsmen of all time, Captain Grumpy, has appeared in the second-highest number of test matches as the captain.
5. Stephen Fleming
Former cricketer Stephen Fleming is a celebrated player and a noteworthy captain of the New Zealand national team. He represented his England team from 1994 to 2009. Stephen Fleming was the winning captain of ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000. He helped his team to win 128 matches from 303 and reaches a win percentage of 42.24. He made an amazing captaincy stats not only just for his nation but also among the whole world.
6. Hansie Cronje
The former leader of the Proteas, Hansie Cronje, might have been banned for life from the world of cricket because of match-fixing scandals, but he was posthumously voted as 11th greatest South African, two years after he died in a plane crash in 2002.
He started his career in 1992, and became the captain in 1997 and ending as a captain in the year of 2000. During this small career, he wins 126 out of 191 matches for this team and country. He led his team during his time with a winning rate of 65.96.
7. Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh also is known as an Aussie legend. He has played for his nation from 1985 to 2004 and became captain for his team between 1997 and 2004. Under his captaincy, Australia played 163 matches and won108 of them, including the World Cup of 1999.
Waugh has an incredible win rate of 66.25%. He was one of the best cricket captains in the world, including Test, One Day Internationals, and T-20 cricket.
8. Mohammad Azharuddin
An India cricketer who was involved in many controversies, both on-field and off-field as well, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s was the successful captain in Indian history. He led the Indian team from 1990 to 1999 and won 104 matches out of 2201 matches. He led the Indian team during his time with a winning rate of 47.05.
9. Mahela Jayawardena
Another most successful cricket captain of Sri Lanka is Mahela, who led the team between 2004 and 2013 during his international career between 1997 and 2015. During his career, he achieved a win percentage of 54.3, having led his team to gain victory 101 times in 186 matches; this win percentage puts him ahead of Ranatunga.
Jayawardene helped Sri Lanka do amazingly well Cricket World Cup 2017, Cricket World Cup 2011, ICC World Twenty20 2009, and ICC World Twenty20 2012 as the captain.
10. Arjuna Ranatunga
In the 10th place on our list of the most successful cricket captains, with most wins in the Tests, ODI and T20I, is former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga. He played for the team from the time period of 1982 to 2000 and led the team in 249 matches between 1988 and 1999.
He was the very cool for his temperament that’s why everyone called him Captain Cool. he achieved a win percentage of 40.56.
It is to be remembered that we have named the most successful cricket captains based on the number of wins they have led their teams to. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (India, 1962-1971/1974-1975) may have captained and won in a small number of matches, but he is still regarded as the greatest captain of the country, a title some fans want to give to Sourav Ganguly (India, 1999-2005) who built a powerful, confident, and go-getter team.
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