Captains play a major role in every cricket game. They are responsible for leading the team to victory on the field with their methods, tactics, and intelligence. He is the torchbearer as well as the decision-maker during the time of guiding the entire squad. A good captain makes the most of his resources and brings out the best from his players such as their batting order, placement on the field, bowling, etc. All of these factors can influence the outcome of a game. A successful captain makes these adjustments at the appropriate time and garners the benefits. The captains also play an important role in online cricket fantasy games in Bangladesh and hence each individual should carefully select their team captains.
In the history of International cricket, several cricket fans and the world has seen some of the best uniquely skilled captains present in all nations. Here, we will present you the name of the top 5 cricketers who made an impressive impression in their entire cricketing career as a captain.
MS Dhoni is the only skipper to have won the World T20 Championship, the ODI World Cup, and the ICC Champions Trophy. These victories confirm his status as one of the greatest limited-overs commanders of all time. Dhoni transformed Indian cricket to a whole new level with his unconventional approach to the role of captain and tough choices to drop the team’s most senior players. Altogether, Dhoni has captained India in 200 matches, winning 110 of them for a victory percentage of 59.52.
Jayawardene is, without a doubt one of Sri Lanka’s best batsmen of all time. In addition, he was also a successful captain, leading the team from 2004 until 2013. His outstanding performance in the 2007 Cricket World Cup has earned him a place among the top ten captains of all time. In the entire tournament, Jayawardene scored one century and four half-centuries. His century against New Zealand in the semi-final helped them advance to the finals, where they had to face off Australia.
Waqar Younis is recognised as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, although his abilities as a captain were eclipsed by his bowling. He holds the record for being the youngest Pakistan captain and the third-youngest Test skipper in history. Waqar’s winning percentage of 61.7 in ODIs is the highest of any Pakistani captain who has managed 50 or more games. He has the greatest bowling numbers as a captain in an ODI (7-36), and he was also the first skipper to capture a seven-wicket haul in an ODI.
After Tendulkar stood down as captain, Ganguly assumed command of the team. Ganguly led the Indian team to the finals of the ICC Knockout Trophy in 2000 during his time as captain, achieving great success for his team. In Tests, India became a stronger side under Ganguly while they were away from home. India won 11 of their 28 home-away matches under Ganguly’s leadership, with a winning record of 39.3% in tests. During a period when India failed to win ODIs abroad, Ganguly transitioned and won 58 games with a 52.3 percent victory record.
Brendon Mccullum, noted for his impressive batting, was named captain of New Zealand in December 2012, and it was evident almost immediately that his squad would play the same kind of cricket that he had as an individual: fearless and aggressive cricket. In one-day internationals, Mccullum holds a victory percentage of 61.86, and with his captaincy, he helped New Zealand reach the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.
Captains are someone who is the backbone of every team, be it cricket or for some of the best fantasy football leagues. In fantasy sports, the captain and vice-captain hold the maximum points, and their performance can decide the game’s fate.