Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
GC Smith (SA) 2003-2012 21 8 6 0 7 1.33 38.09 28.57
WJ Cronje (SA) 1995-2000 15 4 3 0 8 1.33 26.66 20.00
HW Taylor (SA) 1913-1924 15 1 9 0 5 0.11 6.66 60.00
HG Deane (SA) 1927-1931 12 2 4 0 6 0.50 16.66 33.33
MP Vaughan (ENG) 2003-2008 12 4 5 0 3 0.80 33.33 41.66
PBH May (ENG) 1955-1957 10 5 4 0 1 1.25 50.00 40.00
A Melville (SA) 1938-1947 10 0 4 0 6 0.00 0.00 40.00
AD Nourse (SA) 1948-1951 10 1 5 0 4 0.20 10.00 50.00
MA Atherton (ENG) 1994-1996 8 1 2 0 5 0.50 12.50 25.00
DJ McGlew (SA) 1955-1960 8 2 4 0 2 0.50 25.00 50.00
PW Sherwell (SA) 1906-1907 8 4 2 0 2 2.00 50.00 25.00
MJK Smith (ENG) 1964-1965 8 1 1 0 6 1.00 12.50 12.50
AJ Strauss (ENG) 2009-2012 7 1 3 0 3 0.33 14.28 42.85
JWHT Douglas (ENG) 1913-1924 6 4 0 0 2 - 66.66 0.00
N Hussain (ENG) 1999-2003 6 1 2 0 3 0.50 16.66 33.33
FR Brown (ENG) 1951-1951 5 3 1 0 1 3.00 60.00 20.00
APF Chapman (ENG) 1930-1931 5 0 1 0 4 0.00 0.00 20.00
MC Cowdrey (ENG) 1960-1960 5 3 0 0 2 - 60.00 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
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
SJ Snooke (SA) 1910-1910 5 3 2 0 0 1.50 60.00 40.00
AJ Stewart (ENG) 1998-1998 5 2 1 0 2 2.00 40.00 20.00
HF Wade (SA) 1935-1935 5 1 0 0 4 - 20.00 0.00
PF Warner (ENG) 1906-1906 5 1 4 0 0 0.25 20.00 80.00
RES Wyatt (ENG) 1935-1935 5 0 1 0 4 0.00 0.00 20.00
NWD Yardley (ENG) 1947-1947 5 3 0 0 2 - 60.00 0.00
AN Cook (ENG) 2015-2016 4 2 1 0 1 2.00 50.00 25.00
AER Gilligan (ENG) 1924-1924 4 3 0 0 1 - 75.00 0.00
Lord Hawke (ENG) 1896-1899 4 4 0 0 0 - 100.00 0.00
JE Root (ENG) 2017-2017 4 3 1 0 0 3.00 75.00 25.00
RT Stanyforth (ENG) 1927-1928 4 2 1 0 1 2.00 50.00 25.00
CB van Ryneveld (SA) 1956-1957 4 2 1 0 1 2.00 50.00 25.00
JE Cheetham (SA) 1955-1955 3 0 3 0 0 0.00 0.00 100.00
F du Plessis (SA) 2017-2017 3 1 2 0 0 0.50 33.33 66.66
RE Foster (ENG) 1907-1907 3 1 0 0 2 - 33.33 0.00
CB Fry (ENG) 1912-1912 3 3 0 0 0 - 100.00 0.00
HDG Leveson Gower (ENG) 1910-1910 3 1 2 0 0 0.50 33.33 66.66
PL van der Merwe (SA) 1965-1965 3 1 0 0 2 - 33.33 0.00
KC Wessels (SA) 1994-1994 3 1 1 0 1 1.00 33.33 33.33
JC White (ENG) 1929-1929 3 1 0 0 2 - 33.33 0.00
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
Adjust: most recent | past week | past month | past 6 months | past year | 4 years | 10 years | 25 years | post-war
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v South Africa at Manchester, 4th Test, Aug 4-7, 2017 [Test # 2268]
England v South Africa at The Oval, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2017 [Test # 2266]
England v South Africa at Nottingham, 2nd Test, Jul 14-17, 2017 [Test # 2264]