In Cricket having an experienced leader is very much important for a team. There were great captains, who led their nations to victory. Experience comes with age, and there were various old captains who captained their side very well. Players at the age of fifty years also have captained national side. Here is the list of top five oldest captains.

  1. William Gilbert Grace- William Gilbert Grace was an English amateur cricketer who was important in the development of the sport and is widely considered one of it’s greatest-ever players.He was both batsmen and bowler. It is more than 150 years since WG Grace was born, but there are other ways of measuring how distant he is in time. Decades of time have elapsed but still we rember W G Grace.After the age of fifty also he captained England national side. So he is first in this list.
  1. Gubby Allen- Gubby Allen was a cricketer who captained England in eleven Test matches. A fast bowler and hard-hitting lower-order batsman. He played 33 innings scoring 750 runs. At the age of 45 years he captained the England side in the year 1948. He is second in this list.                           
  2. Wally Hammond- Wally Hammond was an English test cricketer. He was middle order batsmen, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack described him in his obituary as one of the four best batsmen in the history of cricket. He was considered to be the best English batsman of the 1930s. Hammond was an effective fast-medium pace bowler, In a Test career spanning 85 matches, he scored 7,249 runs and took 83 wickets. Hammond captained England in 20 of those Tests, winning four, losing three, and drawing 13. He captained England side at the age of 43 years in the year 1947. He is third in this list.                                                                                                                                                                                            
  3. Warren Bardsley- Warren Bardsley was an Australian test cricketer. An opening batsman, Bardsley played 41 Tests between 1909. He was Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year in 1910. Strong domestic season made his way into the national side. Bardsley  was one the greatest left-handed batsmen produced by Australia. Only two of his countrymen, Sir Donald Bradman and AL Hassett, surpassed his record of 53 centuries — 29 of them scored in England. He captained Australia at the age of 43 years in the year 1926. He is fourth in this list.                                           
  4. Nelson Betancourt- Nelson Betancourt is a West Indies cricketer who was a useful batsman and an occasional wicketkeeper and bowler. He played only one test match in which he captained the national side at the age of 42 years in the year 1930. So he is last in this list.

Rank

Player

Age

Team

Year

1

WG Grace

50y 320d

England

1899

2

Gubby Allen

45y 245d

England

1948

3

Wally Hammond

43y 279d

England

1947

4

Warren Bardsley

43y 233d

Australia

1926

5

Nelson Betancourt

42y 247d

West Indies

1930