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Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
GC Smith (SA) 2003-2014 53 30 15 0 8 2.00 56.60 28.30
WJ Cronje (SA) 1994-2000 30 18 5 0 7 3.60 60.00 16.66
SM Pollock (SA) 2000-2003 13 10 0 0 3 - 76.92 0.00
HW Taylor (SA) 1913-1923 13 1 7 0 5 0.14 7.69 53.84
AD Nourse (SA) 1948-1950 10 0 6 0 4 0.00 0.00 60.00
BC Lara (WI) 1998-2004 9 0 8 0 1 0.00 0.00 88.88
CB van Ryneveld (SA) 1956-1958 8 2 4 0 2 0.50 25.00 50.00
HG Deane (SA) 1927-1931 7 2 2 0 3 1.00 28.57 28.57
DJ McGlew (SA) 1957-1962 7 2 3 0 2 0.66 28.57 42.85
KC Wessels (SA) 1992-1994 7 2 1 0 4 2.00 28.57 14.28
SP Fleming (NZ) 2000-2006 6 0 4 0 2 0.00 0.00 66.66
RT Ponting (Aus) 2006-2009 6 5 1 0 0 5.00 83.33 16.66
MA Atherton (Eng) 1995-1996 5 0 1 0 4 0.00 0.00 20.00
APF Chapman (Eng) 1930-1931 5 0 1 0 4 0.00 0.00 20.00
JE Cheetham (SA) 1953-1954 5 4 0 0 1 - 80.00 0.00
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2011-2014 5 3 2 0 0 1.50 60.00 40.00
ID Craig (Aus) 1957-1958 5 3 0 0 2 - 60.00 0.00
MS Dhoni (India) 2010-2013 5 1 2 0 2 0.50 20.00 40.00
JWHT Douglas (Eng) 1913-1914 5 4 0 0 1 - 80.00 0.00
TL Goddard (SA) 1964-1965 5 0 1 0 4 0.00 0.00 20.00
WR Hammond (Eng) 1938-1939 5 1 0 0 4 - 20.00 0.00
AL Hassett (Aus) 1949-1950 5 4 0 0 1 - 80.00 0.00
N Hussain (Eng) 1999-2000 5 1 2 0 2 0.50 20.00 40.00
FG Mann (Eng) 1948-1949 5 2 0 0 3 - 40.00 0.00
FT Mann (Eng) 1922-1923 5 2 1 0 2 2.00 40.00 20.00
PBH May (Eng) 1956-1957 5 2 2 0 1 1.00 40.00 40.00
A Melville (SA) 1938-1939 5 0 1 0 4 0.00 0.00 20.00
JR Reid (NZ) 1961-1962 5 2 2 0 1 1.00 40.00 40.00
VY Richardson (Aus) 1935-1936 5 4 0 0 1 - 80.00 0.00
PW Sherwell (SA) 1906-1906 5 4 1 0 0 4.00 80.00 20.00
RB Simpson (Aus) 1966-1967 5 1 3 0 1 0.33 20.00 60.00
MJK Smith (Eng) 1964-1965 5 1 0 0 4 - 20.00 0.00
SJ Snooke (SA) 1910-1910 5 3 2 0 0 1.50 60.00 40.00
PL van der Merwe (SA) 1966-1967 5 3 1 0 1 3.00 60.00 20.00
MP Vaughan (Eng) 2004-2005 5 2 1 0 2 2.00 40.00 20.00
HF Wade (SA) 1935-1936 5 0 4 0 1 0.00 0.00 80.00
PF Warner (Eng) 1906-1906 5 1 4 0 0 0.25 20.00 80.00
M Azharuddin (India) 1992-1993 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
MV Boucher (SA) 2002-2002 4 2 2 0 0 1.00 50.00 50.00
Lord Hawke (Eng) 1896-1899 4 4 0 0 0 - 100.00 0.00
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 2000-2002 4 0 3 0 1 0.00 0.00 75.00
WM Lawry (Aus) 1970-1970 4 0 4 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
RT Stanyforth (Eng) 1927-1928 4 2 1 0 1 2.00 50.00 25.00
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2009-2010 4 1 1 0 2 1.00 25.00 25.00
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
South Africa v Australia at Centurion, 1st Test, Feb 12-15, 2014 [Test # 2119]
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