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5 most successful captains in Test history, Virat lone Indian on list; Highest winning percentage of ‘Ya’ card

Test cricket is known as the toughest form of cricket among the three forms. Because, in this type of cricket, the players are very good. Test cricket tests every player from his technique to his courage. For any team to be successful in this form of cricket, it needs to have the best players in the bowling and batting department. For a team that has this balance well, it is easy to win. However, the role of the captain is also the most important in this.

In Test cricket, we see the match turning after every session. In this case, the role of the captain of any team becomes important. Be it bowling or batting, right decisions have to be made at that time. Today we are going to tell you about 5 captains in Test history, under whose leadership teams have been the most successful.

5. Graeme Smith (Winning Percentage- 48.62)
From 2003 to 2014, the South African team was dominant in Test cricket. The biggest reason for this was Graeme Smith. Under his leadership, the team dominated world cricket. Smith is considered among the best batsmen in the world. Under his leadership, South Africa also won Test series in Australia, New Zealand, England and West Indies. Under Smith’s leadership, the team played 109 Test matches, out of which he won 53 matches and the team’s winning percentage was 46.82.

4. Clive Lloyd (Winning Percentage- 48.64)
West Indies dominated world cricket for 11 years from 1974 to 1985. At that time, West Indies were considered among the most dangerous teams in Test cricket. Windies was led by Clive Lloyd at that time. Under his leadership, the team won Test series in Australia and England apart from India. Under Lloyd’s leadership, West Indies won 36 out of 74 Test matches. During Lloyd’s 11-year tenure, Windies lost only 3 Test series.

3. Virat Kohli (Winning Percentage- 58.82)
The Indian team under the leadership of Virat Kohli between 2014 and 2022 performed well in Test cricket. In the year 2015, on the tour of Sri Lanka, the Indian team won the 3-match Test series 2-1. After this during the year 2018-19 under the leadership of Virat, the Indian team became the first team in Asia to win the Test series in Australia. India played a total of 68 Test matches under the leadership of Virat Kohli. India had managed to win 40 of those matches. Meanwhile, the winning percentage of the team was 58.82. Importantly, Virat resigned as Test captain in January 2022.

2. Ricky Ponting (Win percentage- 62.33)
Australia’s performance in Test cricket has improved considerably. The biggest reason behind this is that they have more than one player. After the retirement of Steve Waugh in the year 2004, the axis of Australia fell on the shoulders of Ricky Ponting. Under Ponting, Australia were counted among the most dangerous teams in world cricket. Australia played 77 Tests under Ponting, winning 44 of them. Meanwhile, his winning percentage was 62.33.

1. Steve Waugh (Winning Percentage- 71.92)
Former Australian player Steve Waugh is known as the most successful captain in Test cricket so far. In February 1999, Waugh was appointed Australia’s captain after Mark Taylor retired. Under his leadership, the team played their first Test series on the West Indies tour. The Test series was tied at 2-2. Under Waugh’s leadership, the team also set a record of 16 consecutive Test series wins, which was held by India. Under Waugh’s leadership, Australia won 41 out of 57 Test matches. Meanwhile, his winning percentage was 71.92. (most successful captains in test cricket history virat kohli to graeme smith see list)

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