The player’s effort to make a victory is now an emotional assignment. The captains of any cricket team are responsible for the result of the game whether win or lose. In the exclusive cricketing world; the most successful cricket captains of all time are the reasons for victory.
From the very eve of the cricket reborn the team power of all national cricket teams is raising. The captains are the pathfinders of any team. Their contribution and tactics can make a positive result.
The top 10 most successful cricket captains
The all-time best cricket captains to be found in the performances and achievements of their cricketing life.
MS Dhoni (India)
The MS Dhoni stands for Mahendra Sing Dhoni, The captain of Indian Cricket Team. He was born in Bihar on 7 July 1981. He played as right- hand batsman with a walling wicket keeping behind the stamps. Dhoni made his debut in Test and ODI against Sri Lanka and South Africa in 2005 and 2004 respectively. His T20 career started from the 1st December of 2006 against South Africa.
Dhoni played 90 Test matches with 4876 runs and 318 ODI matches with 9967 runs. In T20 he played 89 matches with scoring 1444 runs. His batting average is 38, 51 and 37 in all three formats respectively.
Under the captaincy of Dhoni India won 36 tests, 177 ODIs, and 51 T20s. He is a captain who won both of the World Cup cricket finals in his career. He seems to be the most successful cricket captain of all-time for India.
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
The name Mahela is called with huge respect in the cricket history of Sri Lanka as well as in the world. Mahela, the former cricket captain of Sri Lankan National team was born in Colombo on 27 May 1977.
The right-handed batsman Mahela made his Test debut against India on 2 August 1997 and ODI against Zimbabwe on 24 January 1998. He was the 69th test captain of Sri Lankan cricket team.
He had played 149 Test matches in where wined in 58 times. In ODI wined in 241 matches from 448 and in T20 from 55 matches he won in 35 times. His batting average in Test and ODI is 49 and 33 respectively.
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Steve Waugh (Australia)
The legendary former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh had played 168 Test matches with 10,927 runs. In ODI he played 325 matches and scored 7,569 runs. His batting average is 51 in test and 32 in one-day internationals.
Waugh was born in New South Wales on 2 June 1965. The right-handed batsman Steve was one of the most successful cricket captains of all-time in the history of Australian cricket. He handed the captaincy of ODI in 1997 after Mark Taylor.
Steve created the record of winning 41 from 57 and 67 from 106 test and ODI matches. His winning rate is 71% and 63% in the two formats of Test and ODI. His remarkable career positioned him in the most successful cricket captains of all time.
Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh)
The evergreen and dedicated captain of the Bangladesh cricket team is Mashrafe Mortaza. He is a player with the inner dedication to the team. He was born on 5 October 1983 in Narail, Bangladesh.
The right-handed medium fast bowler Mashrafe started his journey in cricket by debuting against Zimbabwe on November 8, 2008. He is mostly known for his attacking bowling side though he is fighting against back injury for a long year.
As the best captain of the Bangladesh tiger cricket team, he has a glory of victories against all national cricket teams. He has made the team in the top list of the ICC rank as the most successful cricket captain of all-time in Bangladesh.
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)
The full name of the former New Zealand cricket captain is Stephen Paul Fleming. He was born on April 1, 1973, in Christchurch, New Zealand. This left-handed batsman was the most successful cricket captain of New Zealand for all-time.
Fleming comprises his life in contributing with IPL, Big Bash, and the national team. He had made his debut in Test and ODI against India in 1994.
Stephen’s batting average in Test and ODI is 40 and 32 sequentially. He covers the most capped Test captain in the cricket history of New Zealand.
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Misbah Ul Haq (Pakistan)
The former Pakistani cricket Captain Misbah Ul Haq had appointed with the team in the very wrong time of the team. They almost forgot how to win the match. He made the team on the right track by creating moral and structure.
Misbah was born in one of the largest city of Punjab in Pakistan on May 28, 1974. He is a right-hand batsman with active performance.
Misbah made his debut on March 8, 2001, against New Zealand in Test match and on April 27, 2002, in ODI against the same team. His average in Test and ODI is 46 and 43 respectively.
Clive Lloyd (West Indies)
Clive Hubert Lloyd was one of the best cricket captains of West Indies. He was born in Georgetown, British Guiana on 31 August 1944. He was a left-handed batsman. His Test debut was against India on December 13, 1966, and ODI on September 5, 1985, against England.
He had played 110 tests with 7515 runs and 87 ODI with 1977 runs. His batting average is 46 in tests and 39 in ODI. He had 19 test centuries and 1 ODI centuries in his career. He was a phenomenon in the list of most successful cricket captains of all-time.
Ricky Ponting (Australia)
The captains who will be retained in the mind of the cricket lovers Ricky Ponting is one of them. Ricky Thomas Ponting is the former Australian cricket captain was born in Tasmania, Australia on 19 December 1974.
The right-arm top order batsman Ricky made his Test debut on December 8, 1995, against Sri Lanka. His ODI debut was on February 15, 1995, against South Africa. His test average is 51 and total run is 13,378 from 168 matches. In ODI his average is 42 and total 13,704 run from 375 matches.
Under his captaincy, Australia won in 48 Test, 164 ODI, and 7 T20 matches. Ponting achieved world cup champion’s trophy in his huge career. He retired after 2011 World Cup.
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Graeme Smith (South Africa)
Graeme Smith was one of the best motivational captains of South Africa. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1st February 1981. He was a left-handed smartest batsman.
Smith played 117 Tests where won in 60 matches. In ODI and T20 he played 197 and 33 matches with 115 and 23 win respectively. His batting average is 48 in Test, 37 in ODI and 31 in T20. In Test, he had 27 centuries and in ODI had 10.
In test matches, he holds the world record of winning captain. He was the fastest cricketer who reaches 1000 runs in test in the history of South Africa. He is one of the most successful cricket captains of all-time in test cricket history.
Imran Khan (Pakistan)
Imran Khan is the heroic captain of Pakistan who beat India at first in 1987. He was born in Lahore on 5 October 1952.
His debut in Test was June 3, 1971, against England. On 31 August 1974, he played his maiden ODI match against the same team. His batting average in Test and ODI is 37 and 33. He achieved 3000 runs and 300 wickets as the second fastest in cricket.
He played 58 tests and 175 ODIs in his career. He made a victory of winning the 1992 World Cup against England. he is one of the most successful cricket captains of all time.
The captain of cricket is a director of the team to reach the goal. In achieving any tournament the captains tried their best. From the many captains in cricket history, few may be the most successful cricket captain of all-time.