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Cricket records: Most wickets by a captain in a test, ODI and T20 cricket match

by on January 22, 2013
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Captain of a cricket team, either a batsman or a bowler, is under tremendous pressure to perform. Many bowlers in cricket history have successfully led their teams to victory by taking some of the most crucial wickets at the most critical time. Greatest bowlers of all times such as Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Wlash and several other such legendary cricket players have set tremendous records and performed amazingly in several cricket series being the captain. Some of the best captains who were able to set record in best bowling figures in test, ODI and T20 cricket match have been discussed below.

Most wickets by a captain in a test match

Courteny Walsh of West Indian cricket team holds the record for taking most number of wickets in a test match as a captain. He took 13 wickets in a match against New Zealand at an economy rate of 1.52 in 36 overs.

Most wickets by a captain in a test match innings

Famous Indian cricket player Kapil Dev holds the record for taking most number of wickets in a test match innings. He took 9 wickets while playing against West Indies at an economy rate of 2.72 in 30.3 overs.

Most wickets by a captain in a One Day International cricket match

One of the greatest bowlers of Pakistan Waqar Younis holds the record for taking most wickets as a captain in a one day international match. He took 7 wickets in a match at an economy rate of 3.6 against England.

Most wickets by a captain in a T20 match

Famous all rounder of Pakistan Shahid Khan Afridi holds the record for taking most number of wickets in a T20 match as a captain. He took 4 wickets at an economy rate of 4.94 against New Zealand.

 Captains in cricket who perform well with the ball usually lead their teams to victory. 

 

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