Most Test Runs As Captain
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
Career = Total runs for entire career.
  Name Mat Inn Runs Avg 50 100 HS Career
1 GC Smith (SAf) 109 193 8659 47.83 36 25 277  9265
2 AR Border (Aus) 93 154 6623 50.94 36 15 205  11174
3 RT Ponting (Aus) 77 140 6542 51.51 35 19 209  13378
4 CH Lloyd (WI) 74 111 5233 51.30 27 14 242* 7515
5 SP Fleming (NZ) 80 135 5156 40.59 31 8 274* 7172
6 AN Cook (Eng) 59 111 4844 46.57 24 12 263  12145
7 BC Lara (WI) 47 85 4685 57.83 19 14 400* 11953
8 Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 56 99 4214 51.39 35 8 135  5222
9 GS Chappell (Aus) 48 86 4209 55.38 19 13 235  7110
10 MJ Clarke (Aus) 47 86 3946 51.92 7 14 329* 8643
11 MA Atherton (Eng) 54 98 3815 40.58 22 8 185* 7728
12 SR Waugh (Aus) 57 83 3714 52.30 10 15 199  10927
13 DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 38 66 3665 59.11 10 14 374  11664
14 SPD Smith (Aus) 34 60 3659 70.36 13 15 239  6199
15 RB Simpson (Aus) 39 71 3623 54.07 16 10 311  4869
16 GA Gooch (Eng) 34 63 3582 58.72 16 11 333  8900
17 GS Sobers (WI) 39 71 3528 58.80 15 11 178* 8032
18 V Kohli (Ind) 35 57 3456 65.20 6 14 243  5554
19 MS Dhoni (Ind) 60 96 3454 40.63 24 5 224  4876
20 SM Gavaskar (Ind) 47 74 3449 50.72 14 11 205  10122
21 AJ Strauss (Eng) 50 85 3343 40.76 14 9 169  7037
22 MA Taylor (Aus) 50 89 3250 39.63 16 7 334* 7525
23 MP Vaughan (Eng) 51 94 3170 36.02 13 9 166  5719
24 DG Bradman (Aus) 24 38 3147 101.51 7 14 270  6996
25 A Ranatunga (SL) 56 92 3118 36.25 22 2 131  5105
26 PBH May (Eng) 41 65 3080 54.03 15 10 285* 4537
27 IVA Richards (WI) 50 74 3068 45.11 23 6 146  8540
28 M Azharuddin (Ind) 47 68 2856 43.93 9 9 192  6215
29 WJ Cronje (SAf) 53 84 2833 36.32 21 3 126  3714
30 AD Mathews (SL) 34 64 2802 50.94 15 6 160  4992


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