Top 4 players with most wins in tests as captain

Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith
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The test is the ultimate format of the game. it is the most prestigious and difficult format of the game. many captains came and gone but only a few are remembered as the greatest in tests. In this article, we will tell you about some of the greatest test captains and we will rank them based on their wins.

#4 Virat Kohli

After the 2022 test series in South Africa, Virat Kohli stepped down from his test captaincy. He left the captaincy at a very low point in his career but one bad phase cannot judge his success in the format as a captain. he played 68 test matches as captain and won 40 out of them. He is the fifth most successful captain and best among Indian players.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

#3 Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh of Australia took test captaincy in a very crucial period in Australian cricket. It was a transition period in Australian cricket when Steve Waugh took over the test captaincy. He turned out to be one of the best test captains ever. He played only 57 test matches as captain but won 41 out of them. It is a very impressive number for someone who leads his team in only 57 games.  

Also Read: Top 5 captains with most wins in international cricket

#2 Ricky Ponting

One of the best to ever play the game and one of the most successful captains of all time, Ricky Ponting is at No.2 on our list. Ponting defined the era of Australian cricket when they were at their peak. In the 2000s Australian team was on top in almost every format but the kind of dominance they had in tests was unimaginable. Ponting led his team in 77 tests and won 48 out of them.

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Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting

#1 Graeme Smith

It was South Africa who took test dominance from Australia after 2010 and most importantly it was their captain, Graeme Smith who led his team as one of the best test sides in the history of the game. the 2010 to 2017 South African test side was one of the most dangerous test teams ever. Graeme Smith played 109 test matches as captain and won 53 out of them, the most by any captain in this format.

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