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Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
MS Dhoni (India) 2008-2013 30 21 3 0 6 7.00 70.00 10.00
SM Gavaskar (India) 1978-1985 29 7 2 0 20 3.50 24.13 6.89
Nawab of Pataudi (India) 1964-1975 27 6 9 0 12 0.66 22.22 33.33
SC Ganguly (India) 2000-2005 21 10 3 0 8 3.33 47.61 14.28
M Azharuddin (India) 1990-1999 20 13 4 0 3 3.25 65.00 20.00
N Kapil Dev (India) 1983-1987 20 2 4 1 13 0.50 10.00 20.00
SR Tendulkar (India) 1996-2000 12 4 3 0 5 1.33 33.33 25.00
CH Lloyd (WI) 1974-1983 11 6 2 0 3 3.00 54.54 18.18
L Amarnath (India) 1948-1952 10 2 2 0 6 1.00 20.00 20.00
NJ Contractor (India) 1960-1962 10 2 0 0 8 - 20.00 0.00
BS Bedi (India) 1976-1977 8 3 3 0 2 1.00 37.50 37.50
R Dravid (India) 2003-2006 8 3 2 0 3 1.50 37.50 25.00
PR Umrigar (India) 1955-1958 8 2 2 0 4 1.00 25.00 25.00
A Kumble (India) 2007-2008 7 1 1 0 5 1.00 14.28 14.28
RT Ponting (Aus) 2004-2010 7 0 5 0 2 0.00 0.00 71.42
A Ranatunga (SL) 1990-1997 7 0 4 0 3 0.00 0.00 57.14
GC Smith (SA) 2004-2010 7 2 3 0 2 0.66 28.57 42.85
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 1979-1980 6 0 2 0 4 0.00 0.00 33.33
KWR Fletcher (Eng) 1981-1982 6 0 1 0 5 0.00 0.00 16.66
KJ Hughes (Aus) 1979-1979 6 0 2 0 4 0.00 0.00 33.33
AI Kallicharran (WI) 1978-1979 6 0 1 0 5 0.00 0.00 16.66
DB Vengsarkar (India) 1987-1988 6 2 2 0 2 1.00 33.33 33.33
FCM Alexander (WI) 1958-1959 5 3 0 0 2 - 60.00 0.00
R Benaud (Aus) 1959-1960 5 2 1 0 2 2.00 40.00 20.00
HB Cave (NZ) 1955-1956 5 0 2 0 3 0.00 0.00 40.00
WJ Cronje (SA) 1996-2000 5 3 2 0 0 1.50 60.00 40.00
ER Dexter (Eng) 1961-1962 5 0 2 0 3 0.00 0.00 40.00
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1960-1961 5 0 0 0 5 0.00 0.00 0.00
SP Fleming (NZ) 1999-2003 5 0 1 0 4 0.00 0.00 20.00
JDC Goddard (WI) 1948-1949 5 1 0 0 4 - 20.00 0.00
DI Gower (Eng) 1984-1985 5 2 1 0 2 2.00 40.00 20.00
AW Greig (Eng) 1976-1977 5 3 1 0 1 3.00 60.00 20.00
VS Hazare (India) 1951-1952 5 1 1 0 3 1.00 20.00 20.00
Imran Khan (Pak) 1987-1987 5 1 0 0 4 - 20.00 0.00
AH Kardar (Pak) 1952-1952 5 1 2 0 2 0.50 20.00 40.00
WM Lawry (Aus) 1969-1969 5 3 1 0 1 3.00 60.00 20.00
AR Lewis (Eng) 1972-1973 5 1 2 0 2 0.50 20.00 40.00
GS Ramchand (India) 1959-1960 5 1 2 0 2 0.50 20.00 40.00
DJG Sammy (WI) 2011-2013 5 0 4 0 1 0.00 0.00 80.00
MJK Smith (Eng) 1964-1964 5 0 0 0 5 0.00 0.00 0.00
AL Wadekar (India) 1972-1973 5 2 1 0 2 2.00 40.00 20.00
AN Cook (Eng) 2012-2012 4 2 1 0 1 2.00 50.00 25.00
ND Howard (Eng) 1951-1952 4 1 0 0 3 - 25.00 0.00
JR Reid (NZ) 1965-1965 4 0 1 0 3 0.00 0.00 25.00
IVA Richards (WI) 1987-1988 4 1 1 0 2 1.00 25.00 25.00
MA Taylor (Aus) 1996-1998 4 1 3 0 0 0.33 25.00 75.00
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v West Indies at Mumbai, 2nd Test, Nov 14-16, 2013 [Test # 2102]
India v West Indies at Kolkata, 1st Test, Nov 6-8, 2013 [Test # 2101]
India v Australia at Delhi, 4th Test, Mar 22-24, 2013 [Test # 2085]
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