Most Matches as Captain in Test-ODI-T20 Cricket
Most Matches as Captain in Test Cricket
Captaincy in the game of cricket is not an easy task as it seems. A successful captain is always thinking ahead of the ongoing match whether he is in the field or sitting in the pavilion .He is the one who not only considers the tactical situation of the game but also considers what his team is going through at any point in time.
Here is a list of skippers who played the most matches as captains of their respective national cricket teams in test cricket.
|Graeme Smith||South Africa||2003-2011||83||38||24||0||46|
|Stephen Fleming||New Zealand||1997-2006||80||28||27||0||35|
|Clive Lloyd||West Indies||1974-1985||74||36||12||0||49|
|WJ Cronje||South Africa||1994-2000||53||27||11||0||51|
Most Matches as Captain in ODI Cricket
Aussies skipper Ricky Ponting leads the slot of most matches as captain in the ODIs. Not only Ricky Ponting is the most successful captain of the Australian side but also he holds the best success ratio amongst all the captains of the cricketing nations since the advent of the game of cricket. Ricky Ponting has played 221 matches with an outstanding success ratio of 76.7%.Following is the list of top captains with most appearances in ODIs:
|Stephen Fleming||New Zealand||218||98||106||48.0|
|Graem Smith||South Africa||140||85||48||63.8|
|WJ Cronje||South Africa||138||99||35||73.7|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||125||59||59||50.0|
Most Matches as Captain in T20 Cricket
English skipper Paul Collingwood holds the record of most matches as captain inT20 Internationals. Paul Collingwood has played 30 T20 matches as a captain where he won 17 matches, ensuing in a success ratio of 60.7; he lost 11 as a skipper. Next to follow is New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori who has captained the Kiwis in 28 matches and won 13 matches in all. Following is the list of skippers who played most matches as captains in T20 Internationals.
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||2007-2010||28||13||13||50.0|
|Graeme Smith||South Africa||2005-2010||27||18||9||66.7|
|Chris Gayle||West Indies||2007-2010||17||6||10||38.2|