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Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2006-2012 31 19 4 0 8 4.75 61.29 12.90
MP Vaughan (Eng) 2003-2008 29 17 6 0 6 2.83 58.62 20.68
MA Atherton (Eng) 1993-2001 28 8 11 0 9 0.72 28.57 39.28
PBH May (Eng) 1955-1961 26 16 4 0 6 4.00 61.53 15.38
GA Gooch (Eng) 1988-1993 23 7 8 0 8 0.87 30.43 34.78
N Hussain (Eng) 1999-2003 23 11 6 0 6 1.83 47.82 26.08
R Illingworth (Eng) 1969-1973 23 9 5 0 9 1.80 39.13 21.73
DI Gower (Eng) 1982-1989 20 3 12 0 5 0.25 15.00 60.00
JM Brearley (Eng) 1977-1981 19 12 0 0 7 - 63.15 0.00
AR Border (Aus) 1985-1993 18 9 4 0 5 2.25 50.00 22.22
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1959-1968 17 7 4 0 6 1.75 41.17 23.52
J Darling (Aus) 1899-1905 15 3 3 0 9 1.00 20.00 20.00
ER Dexter (Eng) 1962-1964 14 4 4 0 6 1.00 28.57 28.57
CH Lloyd (WI) 1976-1984 14 9 0 0 5 - 64.28 0.00
AC MacLaren (Eng) 1899-1909 14 2 5 0 7 0.40 14.28 35.71
NWD Yardley (Eng) 1947-1950 13 4 6 0 3 0.66 30.76 46.15
RT Ponting (Aus) 2005-2010 12 3 5 0 4 0.60 25.00 41.66
GC Smith (SA) 2003-2012 12 6 3 0 3 2.00 50.00 25.00
MW Gatting (Eng) 1986-1988 11 0 3 0 8 0.00 0.00 27.27
L Hutton (Eng) 1952-1954 11 4 1 0 6 4.00 36.36 9.09
IVA Richards (WI) 1980-1991 11 6 2 0 3 3.00 54.54 18.18
RES Wyatt (Eng) 1930-1935 11 2 3 0 6 0.66 18.18 27.27
WG Grace (Eng) 1888-1899 10 7 1 0 2 7.00 70.00 10.00
WR Hammond (Eng) 1938-1946 10 3 1 0 6 3.00 30.00 10.00
WM Woodfull (Aus) 1930-1934 10 4 2 0 4 2.00 40.00 20.00
DG Bradman (Aus) 1938-1948 9 5 1 0 3 5.00 55.55 11.11
IM Chappell (Aus) 1972-1975 9 3 2 0 4 1.50 33.33 22.22
JDC Goddard (WI) 1950-1957 9 3 4 0 2 0.75 33.33 44.44
RGD Willis (Eng) 1982-1983 9 6 1 0 2 6.00 66.66 11.11
IT Botham (Eng) 1980-1981 8 0 2 0 6 0.00 0.00 25.00
FR Brown (Eng) 1949-1951 8 3 2 0 3 1.50 37.50 25.00
APF Chapman (Eng) 1926-1930 8 5 1 0 2 5.00 62.50 12.50
AW Greig (Eng) 1975-1976 8 0 3 0 5 0.00 0.00 37.50
Imran Khan (Pak) 1982-1987 8 2 2 0 4 1.00 25.00 25.00
JR Reid (NZ) 1958-1965 8 0 7 0 1 0.00 0.00 87.50
GS Sobers (WI) 1966-1969 8 3 3 0 2 1.00 37.50 37.50
AJ Stewart (Eng) 1998-2001 8 3 3 0 2 1.00 37.50 37.50
DB Close (Eng) 1966-1967 7 6 0 0 1 - 85.71 0.00
AN Cook (Eng) 2013-2013 7 5 0 0 2 - 71.42 0.00
MH Denness (Eng) 1974-1975 7 3 1 0 3 3.00 42.85 14.28
SP Fleming (NZ) 1999-2004 7 2 4 0 1 0.50 28.57 57.14
DJ McGlew (SA) 1955-1960 7 2 3 0 2 0.66 28.57 42.85
WL Murdoch (Aus) 1880-1890 7 1 4 0 2 0.25 14.28 57.14
MJK Smith (Eng) 1965-1966 7 3 2 0 2 1.50 42.85 28.57
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v Australia at The Oval, 5th Test, Aug 21-25, 2013 [Test # 2094]
England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, 4th Test, Aug 9-12, 2013 [Test # 2093]
England v Australia at Manchester, 3rd Test, Aug 1-5, 2013 [Test # 2092]
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