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Best Captains and fielders of World Cup Cricket By Nation and by World Cup

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Best Captains of World Cup Cricket 

The captain of any team has a very important and crucial responsibility on his shoulders. He is the one who has to decide every strategy of the match. Winning and losing a match is solely dependent upon the tactics he applies in a play ground. There are many successful cricket captains in the history of World Cup tournaments. Ricky Ponting is one of the most successful Australian cricket team captains with a 100% winning record in his World Cup career. A list of best captains of the World Cup tournaments is shown below.

 

Captain Country Winning %
Ricky Ponting Australia 100
Clive Lloyd West Indies 88.23
Sourav Ganguly India 81.81
Martin Crowe New Zealand 77.77
Hansie Cronje South Africa 76.66
Steve Waugh Australia 75.00
Kapil Dev India 73.33
Mahela Jayawardena Sri Lanka 72.72
Arjuna Ranatunga Sri Lanka 72.72
Graham Gooch England 71.42

 

Best Captains of World Cup Cricket By Nation  

Representing a country’s cricket team as a captain is a huge responsibility. There are many hopes of the nation attached to a cricket team captain as winning or losing a match is largely dependent upon the strategy and tactics of the team captain. There are many captains who have played numerous matches as captain in their World Cup careers. Here in this post we will show you the best captains of the World Cup who have played the most World Cup matches as a captain.

Captain Country Matches Played
Stephen Fleming New Zealand 27
M Azharuddin India 23
Imran Khan Pakistan 22
Ricky Ponting Australia 22
Clive Lloyd West Indies 17
Allan Border Australia 16
Hansie Cronje South Africa 15
Kapil Dev India 15
Wasim Akram Pakistan 15
Brian Lara West Indies 14

Best Fielders/Catchers of ODI World Cup-World Cup Wise

Every World Cup brings lots of fun and drama for the cricket lovers. It also brings an opportunity for the players to make new records in their cricketing careers. Fielding on a cricket ground requires lots of hard work and concentration. We have seen many successful fielders and catchers in every World Cup. Ricky Ponting is one of the most successful and extraordinary fielders in cricket; he had 11 catches in the 2002/03 World Cup. Here is the list of the best fielders and catchers of World Cup tournaments.

Fielder Catches World Cup
Ricky Ponting 11 2002/03
Anil Kumble 8 1995/96
Paul Collingwood 8 2006/07
Daryll Cullinan 8 1999
Brett Lee 8 2002/03
Graeme Smith 8 2006/07
Dinesh Mongia 8 2002/03
Virender Sehwag 8 2002/03
Kapil Dev 7 1983
Eoin Morgan 7 2006/07

Best Fielders/Catchers of ODI World Cup-By nation  

Winning any cricket match is largely dependent upon its fielders. They need to be very quick and agile. In cricket there is no second chance in the ground. There are many outstanding and superb fielders in the history of World Cup tournaments. Catches made by fielders in the match are sometime very memorable. Spectators hold their breath when the ball is in the air and they jump with a joy when the ball is taken by a superb catch. This post presents the best fielders and catchers of World Cup history.

Fielder Catches Country
Ricky Ponting 25 Australia
Sanath Jayasuriya 18 Sri Lanka
Chris Cairns 16 New Zealand
Inzamam-ul-Haq 16 Pakistan
Brian Lara 16 West Indies
Anil Kumble 14 India
Steve Waugh 14 Australia
Aravinda de Silva 14 Sri Lanka
Carl Hooper 13 West Indies
Paul Collingwood 12 England

 

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