Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
RT Ponting (Aus/ICC) 2002-2012 230 165 51 2 12 76.14
SP Fleming (NZ) 1997-2007 218 98 106 1 13 48.04
A Ranatunga (SL) 1988-1999 193 89 95 1 8 48.37
AR Border (Aus) 1985-1994 178 107 67 1 3 61.42
M Azharuddin (India) 1990-1999 174 90 76 2 6 54.16
MS Dhoni (India) 2007-2014 159 88 57 4 10 60.40
GC Smith (Afr/SA) 2003-2011 150 92 51 1 6 64.23
SC Ganguly (Asia/India) 1999-2005 147 76 66 0 5 53.52
Imran Khan (Pak) 1982-1992 139 75 59 1 4 55.92
WJ Cronje (SA) 1994-2000 138 99 35 1 3 73.70
DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 2004-2013 129 71 49 1 8 59.09
BC Lara (WI) 1994-2007 125 59 59 0 7 50.00
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1998-2003 118 66 47 2 3 58.26
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1993-2000 109 66 41 2 0 61.46
SR Waugh (Aus) 1997-2002 106 67 35 3 1 65.23
IVA Richards (WI) 1980-1991 105 67 36 0 2 65.04
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 2000-2005 97 60 33 3 1 64.06
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/Pak) 2002-2007 90 52 34 0 4 60.46
RB Richardson (WI) 1991-1996 87 46 36 3 2 55.88
ADR Campbell (Zim) 1996-2002 86 30 52 2 2 36.90
CH Lloyd (WI) 1975-1985 84 64 18 1 1 77.71
DL Vettori (NZ) 2004-2011 82 41 33 1 7 55.33
R Dravid (India) 2000-2007 79 42 33 0 4 56.00
N Kapil Dev (India) 1982-1987 74 39 33 0 2 54.16
SR Tendulkar (India) 1996-2000 73 23 43 1 6 35.07
SO Tikolo (Kenya) 2001-2011 73 27 44 0 2 38.02
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 2008-2014 71 39 29 2 1 57.14
Habibul Bashar (Ban) 2004-2007 69 29 40 0 0 42.02
HH Streak (Zim) 2000-2004 68 18 47 0 3 27.69
P Utseya (Zim) 2006-2010 68 20 47 1 0 30.14
MA Taylor (Aus) 1992-1997 67 36 30 1 0 54.47
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2008-2014 65 43 19 0 3 69.35
MS Atapattu (SL) 2001-2006 63 35 27 0 1 56.45
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1980-1993 62 26 33 1 2 44.16
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2006-2011 62 27 33 1 1 45.08
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1993-2003 62 37 23 0 2 61.66
LRD Mendis (SL) 1982-1987 61 11 46 0 4 19.29
GP Howarth (NZ) 1980-1985 60 31 26 0 3 54.38
MP Vaughan (Eng) 2003-2007 60 32 22 2 4 58.92
N Hussain (Eng) 1997-2003 56 28 27 0 1 50.90
AN Cook (Eng) 2010-2014 54 30 21 1 2 58.65
CH Gayle (WI) 2007-2010 53 17 30 0 6 36.17
A Flower (Zim) 1993-2000 52 12 35 2 3 26.53
KC Wessels (SA) 1992-1994 52 20 30 0 2 40.00
DJG Sammy (WI) 2010-2013 51 19 30 1 1 39.00
GA Gooch (Eng) 1988-1993 50 24 23 0 3 51.06
GS Chappell (Aus) 1975-1983 49 21 25 0 3 45.65
CL Hooper (WI) 1997-2003 49 23 24 0 2 48.93
KJ Hughes (Aus) 1979-1984 49 21 23 1 4 47.77
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 2009-2011 47 22 25 0 0 46.80
WTS Porterfield (Ire) 2008-2014 45 22 19 2 2 53.48
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2009-2011 45 27 14 0 4 65.85
MD Crowe (NZ) 1990-1993 44 21 22 0 1 48.83
MA Atherton (Eng) 1994-1997 43 20 21 1 1 48.80
CA Walsh (WI) 1994-1997 43 22 20 0 1 52.38
AJ Stewart (Eng) 1992-2003 41 15 25 0 1 37.50
AB de Villiers (SA) 2012-2013 40 21 16 1 2 56.57
Mohammad Ashraful (Ban) 2007-2009 38 8 30 0 0 21.05
MW Gatting (Eng) 1986-1988 37 26 11 0 0 70.27
SM Gavaskar (India) 1980-1985 37 14 21 0 2 40.00
KR Rutherford (NZ) 1993-1995 37 10 24 1 2 30.00
LK Germon (NZ) 1995-1997 36 15 19 2 0 44.44
Shoaib Malik (Pak) 2007-2009 36 24 12 0 0 66.66
Moin Khan (Pak) 1995-2001 34 20 14 0 0 58.82
Saleem Malik (Pak) 1992-1995 34 21 11 2 0 64.70
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 2009-2011 34 18 15 0 1 54.54
DT Johnston (Ire) 2006-2010 32 14 15 1 2 48.33
AD Mathews (SL) 2012-2014 32 18 12 0 2 60.00
IH Romaine (Ber) 2006-2009 32 6 26 0 0 18.75
PW Borren (Neth) 2010-2014 31 10 19 1 1 35.00
DJ Bravo (WI) 2007-2014 31 13 16 2 0 45.16
BB McCullum (NZ) 2009-2014 31 15 14 1 1 51.66
Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban) 2011-2014 31 11 19 0 1 36.66
JG Wright (NZ) 1983-1990 31 16 15 0 0 51.61
Khaled Mashud (Ban) 2001-2006 30 4 24 0 2 14.28

The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Asia Cup final, Mar 8, 2014 [ODI # 3486]
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Asia Cup 10th match, Mar 6, 2014 [ODI # 3485]
West Indies v England at North Sound, 3rd ODI, Mar 5, 2014 [ODI # 3484]
Afghanistan v India at Dhaka, Asia Cup 9th match, Mar 5, 2014 [ODI # 3483]
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