Top 10 Most Successful Cricket Captains of All Time
10. Hansie Cronje
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Cronje was South Africa's cricket captain in the 1990s. In 2004, after being banned for life for match-fixing, he was voted the 11th greatest South African. Many still consider him one of the finest cricketers to retire early. 2002 plane crash killed him. As captain, Cronje won 53 Tests and 138 ODIs. Cronje showed captain abilities in his 1992 WC debut.
Dada was a left-handed batter. He's a successful Indian captain. He's experienced everything. He's told his darkest stories. Ganguly handled everything like a champion. Sourav Ganguly excelled overseas. India's captain won 11 of 28 matches. Kohli broke the record in August 2019. Only he has won four successive ODI MOMs. Ganguly has 1163 ODI runs. All ODI batters scored 9,000. AB de Villiers surpassed him in 2017. Cricketer with 100 catches, 100 wickets, and 10,000 ODI runs.
Lefty Dada hit. Indian captain. He's been everywhere. He narrated horrible tales. Ganguly aced everything. Ganguly excelled internationally. In 28 matches, India's captain won 11. In August 2019, Kohli set the record. Only he's won four ODI MOMs. ODI runs: 1163 ODI batsmen scored 9,000. 2017 was AB de Villiers' year. 10,000 ODI runs and 100 catches.
He fixed matches. 1963 right-hander. Remembered for his strong hitting and wrist stroke. He's made 156 international catches. Azharuddin's prime was the 1980s. Azharuddin accelerated after debuting. Fast 121. Azhar smashed India's team. Overrated, but he delivered. India lost. Kris Srikkanth was replaced by consistency and confidence. Azharuddin succeeded Srikkanth. 14 Tests, 47 ODIs
Arjuna Ranatunga scored Sri Lanka's first fifty against England. Arjuna captained Sri Lanka in 1989 until a board dispute. Sri Lanka's most-capped captain. By August 1998, he'd played in 82 of 87 tests and captained 14 wins. The finest ODI team in three years. He's Sri Lanka's most successful captain, winning the World Cup and six additional tournaments.
Allan Border is one of Australia's finest Test batsmen. Making his debut against England in 1978, he won the most consecutive test series. Border's Test century was bittersweet. Australia needed 382 runs against Pakistan in 1979. Border's century was Australia's first. Sarfraz Nawaz's seven wickets for one run helped Pakistan beat Australia by 71 runs.
South Africa's captain was Graeme Smith. He became captain after eight tests. Left-handed cricket captain started quickly. ODI captain. SA He debuted against Australia in Cape Town in 2003. 3rd-inning batter scored 68 runs. His third test against Bangladesh was opened by Herschelle Gibbs.
Fleming captained New Zealand in all three formats. He's New Zealand's most successful Test skipper. Fleming was a top-order batsman from Christchurch.
Stephen Fleming gained early fame. First match went well. He's known for his flicks off the pads, straight drives, covers, and cutbacks.
Ricky Ponting, one of the game's best hitters and fielders, captained the Australian cricket team for years. Australia's highest ODI and test run-scorer won two World Cups. He's the only player to win 100+ Tests. Punter was born in Tasmania in 1974. At 17, he played for Tasmania.
Indian skipper Dhoni won as captain. Dhoni is a middle-order wicketkeeper-batsman. He's the best finisher in cricket and one of the best wicketkeepers ever. Dhoni has more over 10,000 ODI runs. Dhoni is one of the best limited-overs finishers, say analysts. He's one of the best wicketkeepers in limited-overs international cricket.