One thing that makes captain of any team sports the best is the number of matches that he makes his team win by coordinating the team efficiently, especially in the sports like cricket. Keeping this in mind we have compiled a list of Top 10 Successful Captains In World cup which goes as follows.
1. Ricky Ponting
Undeniably Ricky Ponting is the most successful Australian cricket team captain serving as a captain from 2002 to 2012. Out of 220 victories that the nation bags under his captainship, two are the World Cup victories of 2003 and 2007. His win rate is 67.90.
2. MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni captained the Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2016. Out of 332 games played under his captainship, 178 were won. These include World Twenty20 2007 and Asia Cup 2010 in addition to World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013. His win rate is 53.61.
3. Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith is one of the most famous former cricketers of South Africa who enjoyed the captaincy for more than a decade. Out of 286 matches played, 163were won making him enjoy the win percentage of 56.99.
4. Allan Border
Allan Border became the captain of Australian cricket team 1984. Under his captainship 139 out of 271 matches were won thus making his win percentage to be 51.29.
5. Stephen Fleming
One of the most popular former cricketers of New Zealand cricket team is Stephen Fleming. Under his captainship, the nation also registered the great win of ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000. He remained the captain from 1997 to 2007, where 128 out of 303 matches were won and his win percentage is recorded to be 42.24.
6. Hansie Cronje
Another cricketer banned for life from playing cricket is Hansie Cronje who served as the captain of the South African cricket team from 1997 to 2000. He enjoys the win percentage of 65.96 as out of 191 matches that he played, 126 matches were won.
7. Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh served as the captain of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team from 1997 to 2004. Under his captaincy 163 matches were played in total out of which victory was registered in 108 which is inclusive of the World Cup 1999. He thus enjoys the win percentage of 66.25.
8. Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin is one of the most talked about Indian cricket captains who suffers the lifelong BCCI ban. Under his leadership out of 221 matches, 104 matches were won. He remained the captain of the Indian Cricket Tea from 1990 to 1999. His win percentage as the Indian Cricket Team Captain is 47.05.
9. Mahela Jayawardena
Another name that has successfully secured a place in this list from Sri Lanka is Mahela Jayawardena. He is one of the successful cricket team captains who have led the team from 2004 to 2013. The popular cricketer enjoys the win percentage of 54.3. Out of 186 matches that the team played under his leadership, in 101 matches the victory was registered.
10. Arjuna Ranatunga
One of the cricket captains who bag most wins not only in Tests but also ODI and T20I is Arjuna Ranatunga. He is the former Sri Lankan captain who has actively played for the national team since 1982. The captain served the team till 2000. In 249 matches from 1988 to 1999 he has led the team successfully.
All in all, these are the Top 10 Successful Captains In Cricket World cup who have made their nation proud.