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 Captaincy Records and Statistics - Test Cricket
Youngest Captains (Age at First Match)
Player Country Born Match Age Versus Ground
Taibu, T Zimbabwe 14/05/1983 06/05/2004 20 years 358 days Sri Lanka Harare Sports Club
Nawab of Pataudi Jr India 05/01/1941 23/03/1962 21 years 77 days West Indies Kensington Oval
Waqar Younis Pakistan 16/11/1971 01/12/1993 22 years 15 days Zimbabwe Defence Housing Authority Stadium
Smith, G C South Africa 01/02/1981 24/04/2003 22 years 82 days Bangladesh MA Aziz Stadium
Shakib Al Hasan* Bangladesh 24/03/1987 17/07/2009 22 years 115 days West Indies National Cricket Stadium (Grenada)
Craig, I D Australia 12/06/1935 23/12/1957 22 years 194 days South Africa New Wanderers Stadium
Javed Miandad Pakistan 12/06/1957 27/02/1980 22 years 260 days Australia National Stadium
Bisset, M South Africa 14/04/1876 14/02/1899 22 years 306 days England Old Wanderers
Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh 07/07/1984 25/06/2007 22 years 353 days Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
Mushfiqur Rahim* Bangladesh 01/09/1988 21/10/2011 23 years 50 days West Indies Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
Bowden, M P England 01/11/1865 25/03/1889 23 years 144 days South Africa Newlands
Tendulkar, S R India 24/04/1973 10/10/1996 23 years 169 days Australia Feroz Shah Kotla
Grant, G C West Indies 09/05/1907 12/12/1930 23 years 217 days Australia Adelaide Oval
Bligh, I F W England 13/03/1859 30/12/1882 23 years 292 days Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground
Fleming, S P New Zealand 01/04/1973 14/02/1997 23 years 319 days England AMI Stadium
Holder, J O* West Indies 05/11/1991 14/10/2015 23 years 343 days Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium
Campbell, A D R Zimbabwe 23/09/1972 11/09/1996 23 years 354 days Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium
Javed Burki Pakistan 08/05/1938 31/05/1962 24 years 23 days England Edgbaston
Kapil Dev India 06/01/1959 23/02/1983 24 years 48 days West Indies Sabina Park
Bravo, D J J* West Indies 07/10/1983 10/01/2008 24 years 95 days South Africa Kingsmead
Cronje, W J South Africa 25/09/1969 28/01/1994 24 years 125 days Australia Adelaide Oval
Botham, I T England 24/11/1955 05/06/1980 24 years 194 days West Indies Trent Bridge
Taylor, H W South Africa 05/05/1889 13/12/1913 24 years 222 days England Lord's (SAF)
Murphy, B A Zimbabwe 01/12/1976 08/11/2001 24 years 342 days Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium
Carr, D B England 28/12/1926 06/02/1952 25 years 40 days India MA Chidambaram Stadium
Hughes, K J Australia 26/01/1954 24/03/1979 25 years 57 days Pakistan WACA Ground
Atherton, M A England 23/05/1968 05/08/1993 25 years 74 days Australia Edgbaston
Cook, A N* England 25/12/1984 12/03/2010 25 years 77 days Bangladesh Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
Boucher, M V South Africa 03/12/1976 22/02/2002 25 years 81 days Australia New Wanderers Stadium
Sheppard, D S R England 06/03/1929 01/07/1954 25 years 117 days Pakistan Trent Bridge
Gower, D I England 01/04/1957 12/08/1982 25 years 133 days Pakistan Lord's
Sherwell, P W South Africa 17/08/1880 02/01/1906 25 years 138 days England Old Wanderers
May, P B H England 31/12/1929 09/06/1955 25 years 160 days South Africa Trent Bridge
Taylor, B R M Zimbabwe 06/02/1986 04/08/2011 25 years 179 days Bangladesh Harare Sports Club
Smith, S P D* Australia 02/06/1989 17/12/2014 25 years 198 days India Brisbane Cricket Ground
Flower, A Zimbabwe 28/04/1968 01/12/1993 25 years 217 days Pakistan Defence Housing Authority Stadium
Cameron, H B South Africa 05/07/1905 13/02/1931 25 years 223 days England Old Wanderers
Shastri, R J India 27/05/1962 11/01/1988 25 years 229 days West Indies MA Chidambaram Stadium
Smith, C A England 21/07/1863 12/03/1889 25 years 234 days South Africa St George's Park
Shoaib Malik* Pakistan 01/02/1982 01/10/2007 25 years 242 days South Africa National Stadium
Parker, J M New Zealand 21/02/1951 30/10/1976 25 years 252 days Pakistan National Stadium
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza* Bangladesh 05/10/1983 09/07/2009 25 years 277 days West Indies Arnos Vale Ground
Mathews, A D* Sri Lanka 02/06/1987 08/03/2013 25 years 279 days Bangladesh Galle International Stadium
Salman Butt Pakistan 07/10/1984 21/07/2010 25 years 287 days Australia Headingley
de Silva, P A Sri Lanka 17/10/1965 22/08/1991 25 years 309 days England Lord's
Khaled Mashud Bangladesh 08/02/1976 18/12/2001 25 years 313 days New Zealand Seddon Park
Murdoch, W L Australia 18/10/1854 06/09/1880 25 years 324 days England Kennington Oval
Chapman, A P F England 03/09/1900 14/08/1926 25 years 345 days Australia Kennington Oval
Williamson, K S* New Zealand 08/08/1990 28/07/2016 25 years 355 days Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club
Ranatunga, A Sri Lanka 01/12/1963 08/12/1989 26 years 7 days Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground
No. of Records = 50
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