Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2003-2014 109 53 29 0 27 1.82 48.62 26.60
AR Border (Aus) 1984-1994 93 32 22 1 38 1.45 34.40 23.65
SP Fleming (NZ) 1997-2006 80 28 27 0 25 1.03 35.00 33.75
RT Ponting (Aus) 2004-2010 77 48 16 0 13 3.00 62.33 20.77
CH Lloyd (WI) 1974-1985 74 36 12 0 26 3.00 48.64 16.21
SR Waugh (Aus) 1999-2004 57 41 9 0 7 4.55 71.92 15.78
A Ranatunga (SL) 1989-1999 56 12 19 0 25 0.63 21.42 33.92
MA Atherton (Eng) 1993-2001 54 13 21 0 20 0.61 24.07 38.88
WJ Cronje (SA) 1994-2000 53 27 11 0 15 2.45 50.94 20.75
MS Dhoni (India) 2008-2014 53 26 14 0 13 1.85 49.05 26.41
MP Vaughan (Eng) 2003-2008 51 26 11 0 14 2.36 50.98 21.56
IVA Richards (WI) 1980-1991 50 27 8 0 15 3.37 54.00 16.00
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2006-2012 50 24 11 0 15 2.18 48.00 22.00
MA Taylor (Aus) 1994-1999 50 26 13 0 11 2.00 52.00 26.00
SC Ganguly (India) 2000-2005 49 21 13 0 15 1.61 42.85 26.53
GS Chappell (Aus) 1975-1983 48 21 13 0 14 1.61 43.75 27.08
Imran Khan (Pak) 1982-1992 48 14 8 0 26 1.75 29.16 16.66
M Azharuddin (India) 1990-1999 47 14 14 0 19 1.00 29.78 29.78
SM Gavaskar (India) 1976-1985 47 9 8 0 30 1.12 19.14 17.02
BC Lara (WI) 1997-2006 47 10 26 0 11 0.38 21.27 55.31
N Hussain (Eng) 1999-2003 45 17 15 0 13 1.13 37.77 33.33
PBH May (Eng) 1955-1961 41 20 10 0 11 2.00 48.78 24.39
Mansur Ali Khan (India) 1962-1975 40 9 19 0 12 0.47 22.50 47.50
RB Simpson (Aus) 1964-1978 39 12 12 0 15 1.00 30.76 30.76
GS Sobers (WI) 1965-1972 39 9 10 0 20 0.90 23.07 25.64
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1999-2002 38 18 12 0 8 1.50 47.36 31.57
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 2006-2013 38 18 12 0 8 1.50 47.36 31.57
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2011-2014 37 19 11 0 7 1.72 51.35 29.72
GA Gooch (Eng) 1988-1993 34 10 12 0 12 0.83 29.41 35.29
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1980-1993 34 14 6 0 14 2.33 41.17 17.64
N Kapil Dev (India) 1983-1987 34 4 7 1 22 0.57 11.76 20.58
JR Reid (NZ) 1956-1965 34 3 18 0 13 0.16 8.82 52.94
DI Gower (Eng) 1982-1989 32 5 18 0 9 0.27 15.62 56.25
DL Vettori (NZ) 2007-2011 32 6 16 0 10 0.37 18.75 50.00
JM Brearley (Eng) 1977-1981 31 18 4 0 9 4.50 58.06 12.90
R Illingworth (Eng) 1969-1973 31 12 5 0 14 2.40 38.70 16.12
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 2001-2007 31 11 11 0 9 1.00 35.48 35.48
IM Chappell (Aus) 1971-1975 30 15 5 0 10 3.00 50.00 16.66
ER Dexter (Eng) 1961-1964 30 9 7 0 14 1.28 30.00 23.33
GP Howarth (NZ) 1980-1985 30 11 7 0 12 1.57 36.66 23.33
DJG Sammy (WI) 2010-2013 30 8 12 0 10 0.66 26.66 40.00
R Benaud (Aus) 1958-1963 28 12 4 1 11 3.00 42.85 14.28
KJ Hughes (Aus) 1979-1984 28 4 13 0 11 0.30 14.28 46.42
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1959-1969 27 8 4 0 15 2.00 29.62 14.81
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 2010-2014 27 12 7 0 8 1.71 44.44 25.92
SM Pollock (SA) 2000-2003 26 14 5 0 7 2.80 53.84 19.23
R Dravid (India) 2003-2007 25 8 6 0 11 1.33 32.00 24.00
WM Lawry (Aus) 1968-1971 25 9 8 0 8 1.12 36.00 32.00
MJK Smith (Eng) 1964-1966 25 5 3 0 17 1.66 20.00 12.00
SR Tendulkar (India) 1996-2000 25 4 9 0 12 0.44 16.00 36.00
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1993-1999 25 12 8 0 5 1.50 48.00 32.00
WM Woodfull (Aus) 1930-1934 25 14 7 0 4 2.00 56.00 28.00
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]
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
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