Captaincy in cricket requires sheer presence of mind and understanding of the cricketing conditions. Throughout the years, there have been a number of captains who were pretty much successful on home soils but struggled to perform well on overseas. This was due to several factors which included lack of experience of foreign conditions summed up with lack of understanding of the pitch conditions in the overseas.

In this article, we are to make a list of the most successful ODI captains on overseas soils, i.e. the captains with maximum number of victories on overseas soils.

1. Ricky Ponting, 104 Wins off 141 matches: The former Aussie captain has been one of the most successful captains in ODI cricket. He captained his side to two World Cup wins and both were played on foreign soils, one being held at South Africa and the other at West Indies. He was a brilliant strategic captain and was known for his aggressive moves which brought him immense success.

2. Hansie Cronje, 60 Wins off 87 Matches: The former South African captain was quite phenomenal. Also, he contributed much for the growth of South Africa as a strong and major cricketing nation. He captained his side in the 1999 World Cup, where South Africa were the semi-finalists.

3. Clive Lloyd, 59 Wins off 77 Matches: The former legendary player of West Indies was a brilliant captain. He captained West Indies to consecutive World Cup victories in 1975 and 1979 respectively. He was known for using and managing his resources quite much efficiently and effectively.

4. MS Dhoni, 59 Wins off 111 Matches: The Present Captain of the Indian team is regarded as one of the best ODI captains in modern day Cricket. He has been quite much of revolutionary in his unorthodox moves in Captaincy which ultimately turns out to be fascinating. He captained India to Champions trophy win in 2013 in England. Also, India won a number of ODI series abroad under his leadership.

5. Sourav Ganguly, 59 Wins off 111 Matches: The former Indian captain was known for his sheer aggression. India was considered as a weak side back in those days just prior to the time when Ganguly took up captaincy. He changed the mindset of the team and transformed India as a strong team in World Cricket. He led India to the World Cup final back in 2003 but unfortunately, India lost the final to Australia.

The stats are based till the South Africa Vs. Pakistan match of the ongoing World Cup.

 

Captain Name

Team

Matches

Won

Ricky Ponting

Aus/ICC

141

104

WJ Cronje

SA

87

60

MS Dhoni

India

112

60

Clive Llyod

WI

77

59

Sourav Ganguly

India

111

58

Arjun Ranatunga

SL

145

57

Imran Khan

Pak

103

54

Wasim Akram

Pak

92

53

Stephen Fleming

NZ

137

53

Mahela Jayawardene

SL/Asia

90

52

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