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List of Captains of One Day Cricket Team of India

07-DEC-2018 18:19
    Indian ODI Team Captains

    There are total of 24 players have captained India ODIs team. The very first ODI captain of Indian cricket team was Ajit Wadekar, who became captain in 1974 and played just 2 matches as captain but unfortunately India lost both of them. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most successful captain with 110 wins out of 200 games. Mohammad Azharuddin played 174 matches as captain while Saurav Ganguly played 146 matches as captain.

    This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Indian cricket team for at least one One Day International.

     Name

        Year

      Match Played

     Success Rate

     1. Ajit Wadekar

     1974

     2

     2. Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan

     1975–1979

     7

    14.28

     3. Bishen Singh Bedi

     1975-1978

     4

    25

     4. Sunil Gavaskar

     1980-1985

     37

    40

     5. Gundappa  Viswanath

     1980

     1

     6. Kapil Dev

     1982-1992

     74

    54.16

     7. Syed Kirmani

     1983

     1

     8. Mohinder Amarnath

     1984

     1

    TIED

     9. Ravi Shastri

     1986-1991

     11

    36.36

     10. Dilip Vengsarkar

     1987-1988

     18

    44.44

     11. Krishnamachari  Srikkanth

     1989

     13

    33.33

     12. Mohammad Azharuddin

     1989-1999

     174

    53.57

     13. Sachin Tendulkar

     1996-1999

     73

    35.07

     14. Ajay Jadeja

     1997-1999

     13

    61.53

     15. Sourav Ganguly

     1999–2005

     146

    53.9

     16. Rahul Dravid

     2000-2007

     79

    56

     17. Anil Kumble

     2001

     1

    100

     18. Virender Sehwag

     2003-2011

     12

    58.33

     19. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

     2007–2018

     200

    59.52

     20. Suresh Raina

     2010

     12

    54.54

     21. Gautam Gambhir

     2010

     6

    100

     22. Virat Kohli

     2013- present

     57

    75.89

     23. Ajinkya Rahane

     2015

     3

    100

     24. Rohit Sharma

     2017-2018

     8

    87.5

    In the above table it can be seen that there are 24 players have been appointed as captain of Indian ODI team till date. Till date Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered as the most successful Indian captain but Virat Kohli is chasing him with solid record win. Kohli has winning percentage of around 76% which far-far better than any Indian cricket captain ever.


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