Records / 1970s / Test matches / Most matches as captain

Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
IM Chappell (Aus) 1971-1975 30 17 5 0 10 3.40 56.66 16.66
CH Lloyd (WI) 1974-1980 30 14 10 0 7 1.40 46.66 33.33
R Illingworth (Eng) 1970-1973 25 8 5 0 12 1.60 32.00 20.00
JM Brearley (Eng) 1977-1979 24 14 3 0 8 4.66 58.33 12.50
BS Bedi (India) 1976-1978 22 7 11 0 5 0.63 31.81 50.00
GS Chappell (Aus) 1975-1980 20 9 6 0 5 1.50 45.00 30.00
MH Denness (Eng) 1974-1975 19 6 5 0 8 1.20 31.57 26.31
Mushtaq Mohammad (Pak) 1976-1979 19 8 4 0 7 2.00 42.10 21.05
BE Congdon (NZ) 1972-1975 17 1 8 0 9 0.12 5.88 47.05
SM Gavaskar (India) 1976-1979 17 5 0 0 13 - 29.41 0.00
AL Wadekar (India) 1971-1974 16 5 4 0 8 1.25 31.25 25.00
AW Greig (Eng) 1975-1977 14 3 5 0 6 0.60 21.42 35.71
Intikhab Alam (Pak) 1971-1975 14 1 5 0 9 0.20 7.14 35.71
RB Kanhai (WI) 1973-1974 13 3 3 0 7 1.00 23.07 23.07
RB Simpson (Aus) 1977-1978 10 4 6 0 1 0.66 40.00 60.00
GS Sobers (WI) 1971-1972 10 0 1 0 9 0.00 0.00 10.00
GM Turner (NZ) 1976-1977 10 1 6 0 3 0.16 10.00 60.00
MG Burgess (NZ) 1978-1979 9 1 5 0 3 0.20 11.11 55.55
AI Kallicharran (WI) 1978-1979 9 1 2 0 7 0.50 11.11 22.22
WM Lawry (Aus) 1970-1971 9 0 5 0 4 0.00 0.00 55.55
AR Lewis (Eng) 1972-1973 8 1 3 0 5 0.33 12.50 37.50
KJ Hughes (Aus) 1979-1979 7 1 2 0 4 0.50 14.28 28.57
GN Yallop (Aus) 1978-1979 7 2 6 0 0 0.33 28.57 85.71
Wasim Bari (Pak) 1977-1978 6 0 2 0 4 0.00 0.00 33.33
S Venkataraghavan (India) 1974-1979 5 0 2 0 3 0.00 0.00 40.00
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 1979-1979 4 0 1 0 3 0.00 0.00 25.00
A Bacher (SA) 1970-1970 4 4 0 0 0 - 100.00 0.00
G Boycott (Eng) 1978-1978 4 1 1 0 2 1.00 25.00 25.00
GT Dowling (NZ) 1971-1972 4 0 1 0 3 0.00 0.00 25.00
Mansur Ali Khan (India) 1974-1975 4 3 2 0 0 1.50 75.00 50.00
Majid Khan (Pak) 1973-1973 3 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.00 0.00
JH Edrich (Eng) 1975-1975 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
DL Murray (WI) 1979-1979 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 0.00
JM Parker (NZ) 1976-1976 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.00 0.00

Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, 2nd Test, Dec 29, 1979 - Jan 1, 1980 [Test # 867]
India v Pakistan at Kanpur, 4th Test, Dec 25-30, 1979 [Test # 866]
India v Pakistan at Mumbai, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 1979 [Test # 865]
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