Consistency is one of the major aspects in the game of Cricket and throughout the years there have been a number of players who have been consistent enough in their approach to the game. And consistency in the World Cup is something different and considered as one of the prime achievements for any captain.
Here, in this article, we are to lay our focus upon the captains with the most number of wins in World Cup matches –
1. Ricky Ponting, 26 wins –
As expected, the former Australian captain comes first in the list. He is also the record holder for the most number of consecutive wins in the World Cup stages with 24 back to back wins. Under his leadership, Australia won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007 without losing a single match. In 2011, the winning streak was ended with a defeat from Pakistan. Australia were knocked out of the World Cup in the quarter finals of the previous World Cup.
2. Stephen Fleming, 16 wins –
The former skipper of New Zealand did manage to take his team to the semi final stages in 2007 but failed after that. Also, New Zealand were unbeaten at the group stages in the 2007 World Cup.
3. Clive Lloyd, 15 wins –
He was the first World Cup winning captain. Under his leadership, West Indies won the World Cup in 1975 and in 1979. Llyod also holds the record for being the second highest captain with most consecutive wins in World Cup matches with 9 wins. He was a brilliant leader of the West Indian side.
4. MS Dhoni, 14* wins –
The Indian skipper stands tall in this list. He captained India in 2011 and he is leading the side at the present World Cup. India lost to South Africa in 2011 and tied a match with England. But the Men in Blue is unbeaten as of now with 11 consecutive wins in World Cup matches. India has comfortably qualified for the semi finals too.
5. Imran Khan, 14 wins –
The former World Cup winning captain of Pakistan was a brilliant all rounder too. He captained his side on a triumphant occasion in 1992 where Pakistan became the World Champions for the first time. He led his side as an example and is still regarded as the best ever captain for Pakistan.