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Cricket records: Most runs scored by a captain in a test and ODI series

by on January 22, 2013
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Captain of a cricket team has dual pressures to handle. Firstly, he is responsible for overall performance of his team and secondly, he always has to perform at his best possible capability. This is not an easy target and not every captain has been able to be very convincing in his performance. When it comes to batting, a captain is always looked up to contribute major chunk of the total score of at least support for the player on the other end. This post talks about most runs scored by captain in a test and ODI series. As for T20 cricket, information includes the most number of runs scored by a captain only in an innings.

Most runs scored by captain in a test cricket series

When one talks about the greatest legends of cricket, Sir Bradman of Australian cricket team has to be mentioned. Bradman holds the record for scoring most number of runs in a test series as a captain. He scored 810 runs in 5 matches averaging at 90 with highest score of 270. It was the Ashes series where the greatest rivals England and Australia face each other.

Most runs scored by captain in One Day International series

Greg Chappell of Australian cricket team holds the record of scoring most number of runs in a ODI series. He scored 686 runs in 14 matches with an average of 68.60 and highest score of 138. Australia was playing in Benson & Hedges World Series Cup against other teams including New Zealand and India.

Most runs scored by captain in T20 innings

Dilshan of Sri Lankan cricket team holds the record for scoring most number of runs in a T20 innings as a captain. He scored 104 runs in 57 balls with 12 4s and 5 6s.

Captains scoring well with the bat usually lead to improved team performance which ultimately helps in winning as a team.

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