January 19, 2022


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Most successful test captain in history of test cricket ; Ricky Ponting on no.2


Test cricket is the best format of the game. Along with batting, bowling and fielding, captaincy is the major part in this longest format of the game. The most important thing is captaincy. From making a strong playing XI to clinch the victory for their team, captain is doing all the things to make victory happen. So today we mentioned below some captain who use field and bowling properly to become the most successful test captain.

1. GRAEME SMITH (South Africa)

Graeme Smith was south African commentator and formal Cricketer. He was born on 1 February 1981 in Johannesburg , South Africa. He played all format in international cricket(ODI , Test, T20I). In 2003 he was appointed as captain of south african test team and rest is the history. He captained South Africa in test cricket for 108 matches. He won 53 matches as a captain and this is most by an captain in history of test cricket.

Graeme Smith’s records in test as captain.

Test matches:- 108 matches and 53 wins

Odi matches:- 149 matches and 92 wins

T20i matches:-27 matches and 18 wins

2.RICKY POINTING (Australia)

Ricky Ponting’s full name is Ricky Thomas Pointing ao. Australian coach, Commentartor and formal player. He was born in 19 December 1974 in Launceston, Australia. He considererd as most successful captain in international cricket history with 220 victories in 324 matches with winning ratio of 67%. Ricky Ponting led his team from front with his class batting as well. Australia is most successful team in ODIs world cup and Ricky Ponting is the main reason behind it. He led Australia for three consecutive ODI world cup titles.

Ricky pointing records as captain

Test matches :-77 matches and 48 win

Odi matches:- 230 and 165 win

T20i matches:-17 matches and 7 win

3.Steven Waugh (australia)

Steven Waugh full name is Stephen Rodger Waugh AO. He is formal Australian cricketer and twin brother of mark waugh. He was born on 2 june 1965 Canterbury, Australia. Steven waugh was test captain who have 41 victory in the test which make him most successful captain in test format. After Ricky Ponting, Steven Waugh is considered the most successful captain.

Steven waugh records as captain

Test career :- 57 matches and 41 win

ODI career:- 106 matches and 67 win