Who is the skipper/captain with most wins in Test & ODI ever?
Asked by: Ubaid on 13-04-2011

Commented by Binit on 14 Apr, 2011

Ricky Ponting was the undisputed leader when it came to most successful captains in test cricket, as he lead great Aussie side of early 2000s but slowly and surely, Graeme Smith of South Africa broke his record before retiring. In One day internationals, again, Ricky headed the list back then and still does, with MS Dhoni as his only challenger who's already most successful captain for India in all formats.

Among the greats of the days gone by, Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Clive Lloyd did very well for Australia and West Indies respectively while Hensie Cronje and Stephen Fleming remain the best skippers from South Africa and New Zealand. here are the latest lists..
Most matches & wins as captain in test matches.
Captain (Country) Tests Won Lost Draw
Graeme Smith (South Africa) 109 53 29 27
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 77 48 16 13
Steve Waugh (Australia) 57 41 9 7
Clive Llyod (West Indies) 74 36 12 26
Allan Border (Australia) 93 32 22 38
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) 80 28 27 25
MS Dhoni (India) 58 27 17 14
Hensie Cronje (South Africa) 53 27 11 15
Vivian Richards (West Indies) 50 27 8 15
Mark Taylor (Australia) 50 26 13 11
Michael Vaughan (England) 51 26 11 14
Andrew Strauss (England) 50 24 11 15
Greg Chappell (Australia) 48 21 13 14
Sourav Ganguly (India) 49 21 13 14
Peter May (England) 41 20 10 11
Michael Clarke (Australia) 37 19 11 7

Most matches & wins as captain in ODI cricket.
Captain (Country) ODIs Won Lost Tied N/R
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 230 165 51 2 12
Allan Border (Australia) 178 107 67 1 3
Hensie Cronje (South Africa) 138 99 35 1 3
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) 218 98 106 1 13
Graeme Smith (South Africa) 150 92 51 1 6
MS Dhoni (India) 163 91 58 4 10
Mohammad Azharuddin (India) 174 90 76 2 6
Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka) 193 89 95 1 8
Sourav Ganguly (India) 147 76 66 0 5
Imran Khan (Pakistan) 139 75 59 1 4
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 129 71 49 1 8
Vivian Richards (West Indies) 105 67 36 0 2
Steve Waugh (Australia) 106 67 35 3 1
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 118 66 47 2 3
Wasim Akram (Pakistan) 109 66 41 2 0

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