Records / 1980s / Test matches / Most matches as captain

Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
AR Border (Aus) 1984-1989 48 13 13 1 22 1.00 27.08 27.08
CH Lloyd (WI) 1979-1985 45 23 4 0 20 5.75 51.11 8.88
Imran Khan (Pak) 1982-1989 39 12 6 0 21 2.00 30.76 15.38
IVA Richards (WI) 1980-1989 37 21 4 0 12 5.25 56.75 10.81
N Kapil Dev (India) 1983-1987 34 4 7 1 22 0.57 11.76 20.58
DI Gower (Eng) 1982-1989 32 5 18 0 10 0.27 15.62 56.25
SM Gavaskar (India) 1980-1985 30 4 8 0 19 0.50 13.33 26.66
GP Howarth (NZ) 1980-1985 30 11 7 0 12 1.57 36.66 23.33
GS Chappell (Aus) 1979-1983 29 12 8 0 9 1.50 41.37 27.58
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1980-1988 25 8 5 0 13 1.60 32.00 20.00
MW Gatting (Eng) 1986-1988 23 2 5 0 16 0.40 8.69 21.73
KJ Hughes (Aus) 1981-1984 21 3 11 0 7 0.27 14.28 52.38
LRD Mendis (SL) 1982-1987 19 2 8 0 9 0.25 10.52 42.10
RGD Willis (Eng) 1982-1984 18 7 5 0 6 1.40 38.88 27.77
JV Coney (NZ) 1984-1987 15 5 4 0 6 1.25 33.33 26.66
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 1983-1984 14 3 1 0 10 3.00 21.42 7.14
IT Botham (Eng) 1980-1981 12 0 4 0 8 0.00 0.00 33.33
DB Vengsarkar (India) 1987-1989 10 2 5 0 3 0.40 20.00 50.00
JM Brearley (Eng) 1980-1981 7 4 2 0 1 2.00 57.14 28.57
KWR Fletcher (Eng) 1981-1982 7 1 1 0 5 1.00 14.28 14.28
JG Wright (NZ) 1988-1989 7 1 2 0 4 0.50 14.28 28.57
JJ Crowe (NZ) 1987-1988 6 0 1 0 5 0.00 0.00 16.66
K Srikkanth (India) 1989-1989 4 0 0 0 4 0.00 0.00 0.00
B Warnapura (SL) 1982-1982 4 0 3 0 1 0.00 0.00 75.00
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 1980-1980 2 0 1 0 1 0.00 0.00 50.00
DS de Silva (SL) 1983-1983 2 0 2 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
JE Emburey (Eng) 1988-1988 2 0 2 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
GA Gooch (Eng) 1988-1988 2 1 1 0 0 1.00 50.00 50.00
RS Madugalle (SL) 1988-1988 2 0 2 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
A Ranatunga (SL) 1989-1989 2 0 1 0 1 0.00 0.00 50.00
GR Viswanath (India) 1980-1980 2 0 1 0 1 0.00 0.00 50.00
MG Burgess (NZ) 1980-1980 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
CS Cowdrey (Eng) 1988-1988 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
CG Greenidge (WI) 1988-1988 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
RJ Shastri (India) 1988-1988 1 1 0 0 0 - 100.00 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 Sri Lanka at Hobart, 2nd Test, Dec 16-20, 1989 [Test # 1133]
Pakistan v India at Sialkot, 4th Test, Dec 9-14, 1989 [Test # 1132]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, 1st Test, Dec 8-12, 1989 [Test # 1131]
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