Most successful captain in T20 cricket – The game of cricket has seen many greats leading their teams. In T20Is, the game can slip away within the span of 6 balls, so leaders have to make sure that they tick every box as even a minor error can change the game’s result.
1. Eoin Morgan – 43 wins
England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan is the most successful captain in T20 cricket. The English batter achieved the feat when his side defeated Sri Lanka in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 clash, last year. Morgan first surpassed Asghar Afghan and then MS Dhoni to create the unique record. So far in 70 matches, the left-handed has led England to 43 wins with a win percentage of 60.28%.
2. MS Dhoni – 42 wins
Records related to captaincy and MS Dhoni’s name being not there would not do any justice to it. The former Indian skipper is the second most successful captain in T20 cricket. Having led India to all the major ICC trophies (white-ball) victories, MS Dhoni captained ‘Men in Blue’ in 72 matches, winning 42 out of them at a win percentage of 59.28%. Notably, he was also the first captain to win the ICC T20 World Cup trophy.
3. Asghar Afghan – 42 wins
Although he called time on his career during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Asghar Afghan took Afghanistan to great heights in international cricket. Not only in T20Is, but the right-hander will go down as the most successful Afghan skipper. Overall he’s the third most successful captain in T20 cricket. He captained the Asian nation in 52 matches and won 42 out of them, with a win percentage of 81.73%, which is the highest among all in the list.
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4. Virat Kohli – 31 wins
After MS Dhoni stepped down as an Indian skipper, there were a lot of speculations regarding the next captain. However, Virat Kohli proved many people wrong and took Indian cricket to new heights. The right-hander insisted on fearless attitude in the players and it is because of him that the Indian team is dominant in world cricket. Although he stepped down as a white-ball skipper but his record speaks of his volumes. He’s the third most successful captain in T20 cricket with 31 wins to his name from 50 matches at a win percentage of 64.58%.
5. Sarfaraz Ahmed – 29 wins
Former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has had some success as a captain in his career. He led Pakistan to Champions Trophy win in 2017 by beating arch-rivals India in the final. He’s also the fifth most successful captain in T20 cricket. The right-hander captained the team in 37 matches, recording 29 wins and at a win percentage of 78.37%.
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