Cricket is often seen as a gentleman’s game, and there have been many exceptional captains who have led their teams with excellence. While it’s not easy to pick just five from the many successful cricket captains in history, this article will highlight the top 5 successful captains in Test history.
Best 5 Test Cricket Captains in History
Steve Waugh, born on June 2, 1965, in Campsie, New South Wales, Australia, is currently 58 years old. His full name is Stephen Rodger Waugh, but he’s often referred to by his nicknames, Tugga and Iceman. Steve is a former Australian international cricketer who has a twin brother named Mark Waugh. He was known for his skills as a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler, but his primary role in the team was as a batsman. Steve was highly successful during his captaincy.
Ricky Ponting was born on December 19, 1974, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, making him 48 years old. His full name is Ricky Thomas Ponting, and he is affectionately known by the nickname “Punter.” Ricky is a former Australian cricketer, cricket commentator, and coach. Notably, he served as the captain of the Australian National Team in Test Cricket from 2004 to 2011.
Virat Kohli, born on November 5, 1988, in Delhi, India, is currently 34 years old. He’s known by a couple of famous nicknames: Cheeku and King Kohli, recognized worldwide. Virat is a renowned Indian international cricketer and previously led the Indian National Cricket Team as captain. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat’s primary role in the team is as a right-handed batsman, although he’s also a right-arm medium bowler.
Sir Viv Richards
Sir Viv Richards, born on March 7, 1952, in St. John’s, British Leeward Islands, is now 71 years old. His full name is Issac Vivian Alexander Richards, and he’s known by various nicknames, including Master Blaster, Smokin Joe, and King Viv. Richards, a retired Antiguan cricketer, proudly represented the West Indies Cricket Team from 1974 to 1991. He was a right-handed batsman and also bowled right-arm slow break and right-arm off-break, but his primary role was as a batsman.
Graeme Smith, born on February 1, 1981, in Johannesburg, South Africa, is also known as Graeme Craig Smith, with the nickname “Biff.” Smith is currently a South African cricket commentator, but he made his mark as a former cricketer who represented South Africa in all formats of the game. As a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler, his primary role in the team was batting, and he often opened the innings for our team.