Captaincy Records and Statistics - Test Cricket
Comparison of Performances playing as Captain and Non-Captain
Minimum 10 matches as each

Player Country Career Tests Not Captain As Captain
Inns Bat Avg Bowl Avg Inns Bat Avg Bowl Avg
J C Adams West Indies 1992-2001 54 63 45.61 44.47 27 31.18 61.38
G O B Allen England 1930-1948 25 15 31.93 33.79 18 16.94 25.26
H M Amla South Africa 2004-2019 124 195 46.34   20 49.67  
W W Armstrong Australia 1902-1921 50 71 35.67 35.81 13 56.00 24.47
M S Atapattu Sri Lanka 1990-2007 90 125 38.31 24.00 31 41.67  
M A Atherton England 1989-2001 115 114 35.25 282.00 98 40.59 20.00
M Azharuddin India 1984-2000 99 79 46.01   68 43.94  
Babar Azam* Pakistan 2016- 42 53 45.44   22 51.29 15.50
B S Bedi India 1966-1979 67 68 7.10 31.29 33 13.36 24.82
R Benaud Australia 1952-1964 63 57 25.65 28.59 40 22.67 25.79
A R Border Australia 1978-1994 156 111 50.01 37.60 154 50.95 40.04
I T Botham England 1977-1992 102 140 36.75 27.93 21 13.14 33.09
D G Bradman Australia 1928-1948 52 42 98.69 31.00 38 101.52  
K C Brathwaite* West Indies 2011- 79 112 34.16 57.33 40 35.30 46.10
M G Burgess New Zealand 1968-1980 50 73 32.87 35.33 19 24.94  
A D R Campbell Zimbabwe 1992-2002 60 69 28.50   40 25.05  
S Chanderpaul West Indies 1994-2015 164 255 51.81 93.22 25 47.18  
D Chandimal* Sri Lanka 2011- 70 91 44.99   36 39.32  
G S Chappell Australia 1970-1984 87 65 51.80 51.25 86 55.38 29.70
I M Chappell Australia 1964-1980 75 82 37.27 72.71 54 50.00 49.67
M J Clarke Australia 2004-2015 115 112 46.97 39.14 86 51.92 36.20
J V Coney New Zealand 1974-1987 52 62 40.68 32.38 23 30.19 47.67
B E Congdon New Zealand 1965-1978 61 85 29.40 37.46 29 41.04 35.76
N J Contractor India 1955-1962 31 34 32.91 42.00 18 29.17  
A N Cook England 2006-2018 161 180 44.61   111 46.58 6.00
M C Cowdrey England 1954-1975 114 143 46.16   45 38.11  
W J Cronje South Africa 1992-2000 68 27 36.71 62.00 84 36.32 25.74
M D Crowe New Zealand 1982-1995 77 100 42.77 46.69 31 54.30 69.00
J Darling Australia 1894-1905 34 23 39.43   37 21.43  
E R Dexter England 1958-1968 62 53 42.35 28.18 49 53.93 41.70
M S Dhoni India 2005-2014 90 48 33.07   96 40.64  
T M Dilshan Sri Lanka 1999-2013 87 125 42.28 39.79 20 33.60 55.70
G T Dowling New Zealand 1961-1972 39 39 30.21 19.00 38 32.17  
R Dravid India 1996-2012 164 241 53.73 39.00 45 44.51  
F du Plessis* South Africa 2012- 69 51 41.36   67 38.93  
D Elgar* South Africa 2012- 76 113 40.72 44.27 21 33.50  
Fazal Mahmood Pakistan 1952-1962 34 35 16.80 27.03 15 8.29 19.15
S P Fleming New Zealand 1994-2008 111 54 38.77   135 40.60  
A Flintoff England 1998-2009 79 110 31.54 32.49 20 33.24 34.44
A Flower Zimbabwe 1992-2002 63 78 52.52   34 49.29  
S C Ganguly India 1996-2008 113 113 45.16 39.30 75 37.66 124.00
M W Gatting England 1978-1995 79 99 32.21 83.50 39 44.06 75.00
S M Gavaskar India 1971-1987 125 140 51.33 143.00 74 50.72  
C H Gayle* West Indies 2000-2014 103 148 40.91 41.07 34 47.75 50.46
T L Goddard South Africa 1955-1970 41 53 27.92 23.78 25 49.64 36.33
G A Gooch England 1975-1995 118 152 35.93 48.73 63 58.72 42.25
D I Gower England 1978-1992 117 149 44.51 7.00 55 43.60  
A W Greig England 1972-1977 58 68 41.32 30.12 25 38.04 42.38
Habibul Bashar Bangladesh 2000-2008 50 64 31.46   35 29.83  
W R Hammond England 1927-1947 85 107 59.49 36.34 33 55.23 77.00
Hanif Mohammad Pakistan 1952-1969 55 79 41.00 91.00 18 58.73  
A L Hassett Australia 1938-1953 43 28 45.85   41 47.03  
V S Hazare India 1946-1953 30 28 54.92 73.75 24 39.73 41.88
C Hill Australia 1896-1912 49 71 39.32   18 38.83  
J O Holder* West Indies 2014- 56 35 28.83 31.02 65 31.55 26.76
C L Hooper West Indies 1987-2002 102 136 33.76 47.01 37 45.97 60.14
G P Howarth New Zealand 1975-1985 47 32 35.86 83.50 51 30.43 104.00
K J Hughes Australia 1977-1984 70 73 38.97   51 35.22  
N Hussain England 1990-2004 96 94 38.10   77 36.04  
L Hutton England 1937-1955 79 100 58.48 93.50 38 52.14 45.00
R Illingworth England 1958-1973 61 41 16.12 27.79 49 28.62 35.96
Imran Khan Pakistan 1971-1992 88 62 25.44 25.53 64 52.35 20.27
Intikhab Alam Pakistan 1959-1977 47 47 22.13 39.15 30 22.52 31.74
Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 1992-2007 120 147 48.73   53 52.11  
Javed Miandad Pakistan 1976-1993 124 138 53.54 35.88 51 50.09  
S T Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 1991-2007 110 124 41.70 41.72 64 36.90 25.30
D P M D Jayawardene Sri Lanka 1997-2014 149 186 46.57 53.00 66 59.11 45.00
I W Johnson Australia 1946-1956 45 40 15.00 29.80 26 25.56 28.10
R B Kanhai West Indies 1957-1974 79 117 48.58   20 41.00  
Kapil Dev India 1978-1994 131 136 30.83 30.78 48 31.72 26.35
D Karunaratne* Sri Lanka 2012- 82 113 36.59 117.00 45 47.33 82.00
Khaled Mashud Bangladesh 2000-2007 44 60 18.62   24 20.26  
V Kohli* India 2011- 102 60 39.46   113 54.80  
A Kumble India 1990-2008 132 152 18.13 28.73 21 15.47 39.49
B C Lara West Indies 1990-2006 131 147 50.12   85 57.84  
W M Lawry Australia 1961-1971 67 76 47.34   47 46.83  
C H Lloyd West Indies 1966-1984 110 64 38.68 52.30 111 51.30  
A C MacLaren England 1894-1909 35 25 32.29   36 35.03  
A D Mathews* Sri Lanka 2009- 100 114 41.93 73.00 64 50.95 43.77
P B H May England 1951-1961 66 41 36.43   65 54.04  
B B McCullum New Zealand 2004-2016 101 122 35.63   54 45.29 70.00
D J McGlew South Africa 1951-1962 34 39 37.92   25 49.38  
Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan 2001-2017 75 33 33.60   99 51.39  
Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh 2001-2013 61 94 24.39 64.62 25 22.58 58.43
Moin Khan Pakistan 1990-2004 69 87 28.79   17 27.38  
Mominul Haque* Bangladesh 2013- 54 69 40.26 94.00 31 31.45 34.67
Mushfiqur Rahim* Bangladesh 2005- 82 90 35.54   61 41.45  
Mushtaq Mohammad Pakistan 1959-1979 57 67 42.06 28.88 33 33.39 29.61
M A Noble Australia 1898-1909 42 44 25.13 25.33 29 38.15 24.03
A D Nourse South Africa 1935-1951 34 35 55.42   27 51.75  
T D Paine* Australia 2010- 35 20 41.67   37 28.41  
S M Pollock South Africa 1995-2008 108 121 29.92 23.69 35 41.58 21.37
R T Ponting Australia 1995-2012 168 147 52.18 56.00 140 51.51 52.00
D Ramdin* West Indies 2005-2016 74 104 26.66   22 22.48  
A Ranatunga Sri Lanka 1982-2000 93 63 34.86 57.18 92 36.26 82.20
J R Reid New Zealand 1949-1965 58 43 31.68 38.97 65 34.34 30.13
I V A Richards West Indies 1974-1991 121 108 53.65 56.93 74 45.12 65.29
R B Richardson West Indies 1983-1995 86 107 47.91   39 35.19  
J E Root* England 2012- 121 106 56.12 49.29 118 46.45 44.17
K R Rutherford New Zealand 1985-1995 56 65 26.93 161.00 34 27.36  
Saleem Malik Pakistan 1982-1999 103 133 42.15 57.20 21 52.35  
K C Sangakkara Sri Lanka 2000-2015 134 207 55.95   26 69.61  
Sarfaraz Ahmed* Pakistan 2010-2019 49 63 40.96   23 25.82  
Shakib Al Hasan* Bangladesh 2007- 63 85 40.44 31.88 31 35.20 29.87
R B Simpson Australia 1957-1978 62 40 33.68 32.13 71 54.07 49.68
M J K Smith England 1958-1972 50 41 30.75 25.00 37 32.75  
S P D Smith* Australia 2010- 87 94 53.60 47.06 60 70.37 190.00
G S A Sobers West Indies 1954-1974 93 89 57.01 34.08 71 58.80 34.00
A J Stewart England 1990-2003 133 205 39.59   30 39.22  
J B Stollmeyer West Indies 1939-1955 32 32 44.87 27.43 24 38.71 52.50
A J Strauss England 2004-2012 100 93 41.04   85 40.77  
H H Streak Zimbabwe 1993-2005 65 72 16.02 25.81 35 36.18 34.80
T Taibu Zimbabwe 2001-2012 28 34 26.42   20 37.44 27.00
B R M Taylor* Zimbabwe 2004- 34 36 28.11   32 46.07  
H W Taylor South Africa 1912-1932 42 43 35.34 52.00 33 47.97 26.00
L R P L Taylor* New Zealand 2007- 112 170 44.27 16.00 26 47.26  
M A Taylor Australia 1989-1999 104 97 46.98   89 39.63 11.00
S R Tendulkar India 1989-2013 200 286 54.17 55.71 43 51.35 38.00
H P Tillakaratne Sri Lanka 1989-2004 83 114 44.62   17 33.06  
G M Turner New Zealand 1969-1983 41 55 48.47   18 34.22  
M P Vaughan England 1999-2008 82 53 50.98 67.20 94 36.02 225.00
D B Vengsarkar India 1976-1992 116 170 42.14   15 42.08  
D L Vettori New Zealand 1997-2014 113 118 25.63 34.83 56 39.12 33.39
A L Wadekar India 1966-1974 37 42 34.10   29 26.75  
C A Walsh West Indies 1984-2001 132 158 7.56 24.19 27 7.50 25.72
Waqar Younis Pakistan 1989-2003 87 95 9.91 23.58 25 11.17 23.48
Wasim Akram Pakistan 1985-2002 104 106 22.02 23.71 41 24.16 23.36
S R Waugh Australia 1985-2004 168 177 50.44 34.89 83 52.31 113.33
K C Wessels South Africa 1982-1994 40 42 42.95   29 38.04  
K S Williamson* New Zealand 2010- 88 89 49.23 37.93 65 57.43 107.00
R G D Willis England 1971-1984 90 100 11.35 26.32 28 12.00 21.60
W M Woodfull Australia 1926-1934 35 16 53.13   38 42.94  
F M M Worrell West Indies 1948-1963 51 63 52.82 38.70 24 40.43 38.80
J G Wright New Zealand 1978-1993 82 124 35.83   24 48.64  
R E S Wyatt England 1927-1937 40 39 31.03 33.67 25 32.82 39.67
Zaheer Abbas Pakistan 1969-1985 78 103 44.68   21 45.47 18.67
No. of Records = 136

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