Well, over the years, the distinct skippers in gentleman’s game cricket have had marshalled their respective troops—to a road to glory with their astute thinking and adamant approach. And before shouldering the responsibility by contributing with the bat, the cordial and amicable atmosphere has a significant role to play in such a standard format. Indian National Cricket Team’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also the most successful skipper with most matches as a captain in ODI cricket.
As the distinct dynamic leadership has had played a vital role in teams’ success, it is equally essential to maintain integrity beyond the playing field.
While exemplifying the stature of a captain, Dhoni has been one of the top-notch leaders to grace the game in contemporary cricket. Having the ability to deliver goods at his will, Dhoni carried youngsters alongside which eventually has been a mantra of his success.
Over the years, with captains weathering a lot of criticism they have equally earned praise for maintaining the stability in the team while fighting out against all overwhelming odds.
The day-long format has quite often panned out the youngsters doing their best in the domestic circuit—to impress the selectors, and, so did, current Indian National Team skipper Virat Kohli during the early days of his cricketing career.
Overall, having the impact on a game, captains are bound to set the tone like many who have had done an outstanding job in the yesteryears.
So, have a look at the top 10 captains with most matches as a captain in ODI cricket:
- Ricky Ponting 165 wins:
While leading Australia between 2002 and 2012, Ricky Ponting led the Kangaroos in 230 matches in which he registered a victory in 165 matches. Ponting lost 51 ODI matches as a leader.
Overall, in his leadership, two ended on tie and 12 ended in no result. Ponting leads the chart with most matches as a captain in ODI cricket. His percentage read as 76.14.
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