Most Tests Played As Captain
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
  Name Tenure Capt Career
1 GC Smith (SAf) 2003-14 109 117
2 AR Border (Aus) 1984-94 93 156
3 SP Fleming (NZ) 1997-2006 80 111
4 RT Ponting (Aus) 2004-10 77 168
5 CH Lloyd (WI) 1974-84 74 110
6 MS Dhoni (Ind) 2008-14 60 90
7 AN Cook (Eng) 2010-16 59 158
8 SR Waugh (Aus) 1999-2004 57 168
9 A Ranatunga (SL) 1989-99 56 93
= Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 2010-17 56 75
11 MA Atherton (Eng) 1993-2001 54 115
12 WJ Cronje (SAf) 1994-2000 53 68
13 MP Vaughan (Eng) 2003-08 51 82
14 IVA Richards (WI) 1980-91 50 121
= MA Taylor (Aus) 1994-99 50 104
= AJ Strauss (Eng) 2006-12 50 100
17 SC Ganguly (Ind) 2000-05 49 113
18 GS Chappell (Aus) 1975-83 48 87
= Imran Khan (Pak) 1982-92 48 88
20 SM Gavaskar (Ind) 1976-85 47 125
= M Azharuddin (Ind) 1990-99 47 99
= BC Lara (WI) 1997-2006 47 131
= MJ Clarke (Aus) 2011-15 47 115
24 N Hussain (Eng) 1999-2003 45 96
25 PBH May (Eng) 1955-61 41 66
26 MAK Pataudi (Ind) 1962-75 40 46
27 GS Sobers (WI) 1965-72 39 93
= RB Simpson (Aus) 1964-78 39 62
29 ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1999-2002 38 110
= DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 2006-13 38 149


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