Indian Cricket Team has produced many captains since India started playing cricket. But here I will list out top 10 most successful Indian Cricket Team Captains of all time. These Indian Cricket Team Captains are arranged on the basis of their match winning or losing rate in respective form of cricket like Test, ODI and T20. Besides that their special achievements like World Cup and other Trophies. So after analyzing all factors I have ranked these Indian Cricket Team Captains on match winning scale. I hope you will enjoy it.
Top 10 Most Successful Indian Cricket Team Captains of All Time
10. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag is a previous Indian cricketer and earlier cricket captain of Team India. An aggressive right hand opening batsman and a part-time right-hand off-spin bowler, he played his first ODI in 1999 as well as joined the Indian Test team in 2001. In April 2009, he became the first Indian cricketer to be honored as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his best performance in 2008. He is the Only Indian batsman to have made a Test triple century. Under his captaincy, Team India has won 42 out of 70 test matches and 133 ODIs out of 236 ODIs as well as 11 T20s out of 17 T20. that’s why he listed in this list top 10 most Successful Indian Cricket Team Captains of all time.
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9. Bishan Singh Bedi
Bishan Singh Bedi is a past Indian cricketer who was primarily a slow left-hand orthodox bowler. He played Test match for India from 1966 to 1979 as well as formed part of the prominent Indian spin quartet. He played a total of 67 test matches and took 266 wickets. He also captained the national side in 22 Test matches.
8. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is a best Indian international cricketer. He is a right-hand batsman and occasional right-hand medium pace bowler. He is the present captain of the Indian team in Test cricket as well as vice-captain in limited over’s formats. In the IPL, he captains the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He captained India Under-19s to win at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. A few months later, Kohli made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka. He was part of the Indian team that won the 2011 World Cup. He played his first Test match in 2011 against the West Indies at Kingston. Captaincy records, he is the first player to make three centuries in his first 3 innings as Test captain.
7. Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar is an Indian earlier cricketer and captain of India team, who played during the 1970s and 1980s for the Mumbai cricket team and Indian national team. Widely considered as one of the greatest opening batsmen in the history cricket, he set world records during his career for the most Test runs as well as most Test centuries scored by any batsman. He was the first Test cricket player to score over 10,000 runs. He captained India to 9 victories and 8 losses, but most of the matches were drawn, 30.
6. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is an earlier Indian cricketer as well as one of the most successful Indian captains, widely considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He took up cricket at the age of 11, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of 16. Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have scored 100 international centuries, the first batsman to make a double century in an ODI. He holds the record for most number of runs in both Test and ODI cricket, the only cricketer to make more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. Under his captaincy, Team India has won 4 out of 13 test matches and 23 ODI’s out of 65 ODIs.
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5. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is a previous Indian cricketer and one of most successful Indian Captains, widely considered as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is a right hand batsman as well as right hand of spinner bowler. Under his captaincy, Team India has won 8 out of 25 test matches and 42 ODI’s out of 79 ODIs.
4. Mohammad Azharuddin
He is an earlier Indian cricketer as well as a politician. He was an accomplished batsman and most successful Indian cricket team captains. He captained the Indian cricket team for much of the 1990s. Under his captaincy team India won 99 ODIs.
3. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev is a former and most popular Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He is one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. He was also India’s national cricket coach for 10 months among October 1999 and August 2000. He was India’s highest wicket taker in both major forms of cricket, ODI and Test. He made his Test cricket first appearance in Faisalabad, Pakistan on 16 October 1978. Team India has won 4 out of 11 test matches and 44 ODIs out of 72 ODI.
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2. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is one of the most talented and successful Indian Captain in the cricket history. He was the captain of Test cricket Team of India from year 2000 to 2005 also for ODI from year 1999-2005. Under Ganguly 6 years of captaincy, Team India has won 21 Test Matches out of 49 Test matches matches and 76 ODI’s out of 146 ODIs. Widely famous as Dada, He was very great and aggressive as a cricketer. He is a left Hand Batsman and right hand medium pace bowler. He is also listed in the list of top 10 batsmen with highest centuries in ODI Matches.
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni normally known as M.S.dhoni or “Mahi” is the current cricket captain of Team India. Under M.S. Dhoni Captaincy Team India has won almost all the top-level prizes including an ODI World Cup, Champions Trophy as well as a T20 World Cup. Team India is at the number 1 position in the present ICC ODI rankings. And this is all because of M.S. Dhoni. He is definitely the Best Captain India has ever got. M.S. Dhoni is much prominent for his strategies in the field including some peculiar steps he takes. He is the First Indian Captain who implemented to bowl a spinner the very first over in an innings. Apart from his Captaincy, he is a right hand Batsman and frequently well-known for his powerful Sixes at the end of the Innings. Under his captaincy, Team India has won 27 out of 60 test matches and 101 ODI’s out of 181 ODIs as well as won 26 T20s out of 48 T20 matches.