Written by Chandresh Narayanan | Mumbai | February 12, 2015 7:53 pm
The men who will play the most important part at the Cricket World Cup will be the captains.
In what can be interpreted as a sign of stability, there are just three captains who have survived since the last World Cup in 2011. The three are Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India), Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe) and William Porterfield (Ireland). While Dhoni and Porterfield have had uninterrupted stints since before the 2011 World Cup, Chigumbura is in his second avataar as the captain. (Full Coverage| Venues | Fixtures)
Of the other captains United Arab Emirates (UAE) captain Mohammad Tauqir is yet to captain his side in ODIs. Tauqir at the age of 43, is in fact the oldest of all the captains at the World Cup.
West Indies’ Jason Holder is the youngest of all the captains at the age of 23. He has captained his side in just five ODIs, in the bilateral series against South Africa before the World Cup.
Overall, Dhoni has captained his side in most ODI matches, 170 with 93 wins and 62 losses under his belt. Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq is the second on the list behind Dhoni, having led his side in 80 matches. Dhoni, in fact, has led India at all ICC events since the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 in South Africa.
Interestingly, England’s Eoin Morgan, South Africa captain AB de Villiers and West Indies skipper Holder lead their sides only in ODI format.
Some interesting captaincy records:
Chandresh Narayanan is a senior cricket writer having served in different roles across all mediums. He has ser...read more