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5 most successful Test Cricket skippers

September 14, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Test cricket remains the hardest configuration of a game. A team needs to prevail upon the meetings to get the line toward the finish of a match. To be a test player, it requires flexibility, tolerance, and disposition to win test matches.

Group has the benefit of playing at home conditions instead of at abroad conditions where the player needs to adjust to the unfriendly conditions. The captain's job comes at such a highlight that makes a solid group and leads them to triumph. In the wake of dominating the test game, the credit is given to the skipper for setting up procedures and mentality throughout a match.

Graeme Smith – South Africa (2003-2014)

On the off chance that South Africa is so fruitful throughout the years in Cricket, at that point, Graeme Smith is one central purpose for that. Players like Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers have come during the period of Graeme Smith.

Talk of spot-fixing occurrence by Hansie Cronje and South Africa was nearly at the skirt of losing its reality in cricket. At that point strolled in the youthful South Africa player Graeme Smith began his vocation as an opener yet later on given the captaincy at only 22.

Many cricket specialists accepted that because of the absence of naiveté at a worldwide level – this chap won't endure more than one arrangement.

From No.1 Test Ranking to one of the best ODI games between South Africa versus Australia when South Africa staggered world cricket by pursuing it down the objective of 435 of every 50 overs. Graeme Smith drove from the front – explanation to the world. All go under the captaincy of Smith.

South Africa never lost a match when Smith scored a hundred, a record of 25 test hundred as a skipper.

Ricky Ponting – Australia (2004-2010)

After Steve Waugh resigned the 2000 period had a place with Ricky Ponting. One of only a handful, not many skippers in history who entirely characterized how to rule world cricket with the best group he had.

Two world winning cups trophies and many test coordinate triumphs for Australian groups came in a brilliant time during the captaincy of Ricky Ponting.

Ponting as a skipper amassed 6542 runs at a normal of 51.51 in 77 tests during 2004-2010. It was a similar stage when the Australian group transformed into the powerful side after Steve Waugh captaincy.

With extraordinary authority abilities, Ponting took the Australia group to incredible statures and managed world cricket for the whole multi-decade.

Clive Lloyd – West Indies (1974-1985)

A cyclone called Clive Lloyd. One of the best skippers in the West Indies Cricket history. An astute pioneer and a virtuoso batsman. If West Indies cricket was so perilous and invulnerable in the 1970s to 1980s, then Clive Lloyd was the one central explanation for that.

Clive Llyod was similarly acceptable in both the arrangements. Under his captaincy, West Indies turned into an unstoppable power in cricket. His 23 test wins record under the outsider conditions as a skipper is as yet a record held by him.

Steve Waugh – Australia (1999-2004)

As far as win rate Steve Waugh was the best skipper ever. Before the Ricky Ponting time had started Steve Waugh framed the group of world mixers.

The skipper of the Australia World Cup-winning group of 1999, Waugh was a keen head with a quiet and forceful attitude making the ideal mix for the invincible Australian group.

Steve Waugh abroad record talks about the volume of his extraordinary captaincy. Out of 25 tests, Waugh won 16 and lost 7. Steve Waugh's 16 back to backtest wins is as yet a record held by him.

Steve Waugh likewise held the record of 168 Test appearances, most by any major part in the history till 2010, which was broken by Sachin Tendulkar. Another player into the club of 10000 runs. A 14 successive ODI wins record was likewise held by Steve Waugh.

Allan Border – Australia (1984-1994)

Another Australian skipper in the rundown. On the off chance that you think, harking back to the 1980s Australians were the normal side. At that point strolled in this player, who changed the normal side of Australians to the most unstoppable power in world cricket.

Out of 42 tests in outsider conditions, Allan Border won 13 tests, lost 11, and shaped the establishment of present-day cricket Australian culture. Driving from the front with batting, Allan Border was acceptable with his bowling as well and was the best skipper in the Australian cricket history. Allan Border scored 11,174 runs at a normal of 50.54 in 156 tests for Australia.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh