No ship sails without a captain and no fight take off without the pilot. Similarly, no cricket match without a captain. A captain takes all the major decisions for his/her team. Win or loss, a captain plates a major role. Throughout cricketing history, we’ve seen some extraordinary captains. So, today, we’ll take a look at the players who played the most matches as captain in World T20 Cup.
Captained Ireland for 15 matches: 2009-2016
Porterfield has been a cornerstone figure for the Ireland cricket team. Unlike many players of his country, Porterfield stay put with his Irish roots and only played for Ireland. The right-handed batter became the captain of Ireland for their ODI and T20I teams.
Porterfield captained the Irish side in the World T20 Cup from 2009 to 2016. During his tenure as the captain, Porterfield became the fifth skipper to play most matches as a captain. Between 2009-16, Porterfield captained 15 matches. However, his track record in the World T20 Cup has not been an impressive one. Porterfield won only 3 matches out of those 15 matches, with a win percentage of only 25.00%.
2. G. Smith
Captained South Africa for 16 matches: 2007-2010
Smith was perhaps one of the most successful captains in the history of the South African cricket team. Under his captaincy, the Proteas won one of the best matches of their careers. Smith captained the side in the World T20 Cup as well.
From 2007 to 2010, Smith led South Africa for 16 matches. The former South Africa skipper has an excellent record in the World T20 Cup, In his 16 matches as skipper, Smith won 11 matches, having a win percentage of 68.75%. Even though South Africa never managed to win the World T20 Cup under his captaincy, the team produced some of the best matches in the history of the tournament.
3. P. Collingwood
Captained England for 17 matches: 2007-2010
The beloved England skipper, P. Collingwood had played enough cricket by the time the inaugural World T20 Cup came along in 2007. Naturally, Collingwood led the English Lions in the World T20 Cup for 17 matches between 2007 to 2010.
Collingwood’s captaincy proved to be genius when the England team won the 2010 World T20 Cup by defeating their arch-rivals Australia. In total, Collingwood captained the England team for 17 matches, in which he won 8 matches, lost 8 matches and 1 match had no result. In World T20 Cup, Collingwood had a win ratio of 50%.
2. D. Sammy
Captained West Indies for 18 matches: 2012-2016
Sammy has been the most successful captain in the history of the World T20 Cup. Sammy won the World T20 Cup twice during his tenure as the West Indies captain between 2012 to 2016.
The former World T20 Cup winner started his captaincy in 2012. In the same year, the Caribbeans lifted the World T20 Cup when they defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs. D. Sammy and co. repeated the history when they won the 2016 World T20 Cup defeating England in the last over. A match that immortalised C. Braithwaite and cemented his legacy as one of the best finishers in the world.
During his captaincy, Sammy played 18 matches for West Indies. Out of those 18 matches, he won 11 matches, lost 1 match and one match was tied. Making his win percentage 67.64%.
1. M. Dhoni
Captained India for 33 matches: 2007-2016
Dhoni is perhaps one of the best captains in world cricket. The former Indian wicket-keeper helped the Men in Blue life every major trophy at ICC. Naturally, Dhoni ranks number 1 when it comes to most matches as captain in World T20 Cup.
Dhoni has captained a staggering 33 matches between 2007 to 2016. His captaincy tenure started in the inaugural edition of the World T20 Cup. While every doubted Dhoni’s unorthodox captaincy techniques, the Ranchi native helped team India win the first-ever World T20 Cup dramatically.
During his captaincy, Dhoni played 18 matches. Out of those, he won 20 matches, lost 11 matches and one match was tied. Making his win percentage 64.06%.
So, these are the five players who played the most matches as captains in World T20 Cup. Now, you can make be the captain yourself and make your teams on MyTeam11. Create your teams on MyTeam11 this World T20 Cup and get a chance to win big! Keep playing and keep winning!