Updated: 18 October
ICC T20 world cup 2021 is scheduled to be held from 17 October- 14 November. This edition was earlier slated to take place in India, but due to the prevailing COVID condition, the ICC had no choice but to shift it to UAE. All the teams are gearing up for this mega event. The teams’ captains have a lot of responsibility under their shoulders to guide their side to victory. The better they can manage the troops, the better will be their chances to win the trophy.
Here, we have ranked the top 5 captains based on their overall performance:
ICC T20 WC 2021: Ranking Top 5 Captains Ahead Of T20 World Cup 2021
Indian Captain Virat Kohli tops this list. Kohli has been one of the most successful limited-overs captains India has ever produced. Under his captaincy in 45 T20 matches, India has managed to win 27 games while losing 14. Two games tied, and two have been no result. His winning percentage in T20I as a captain for India is 65.11.
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He is currently the second most successful captain after MS Dhoni (42 wins). Talking about his performance with the bat as a captain, Kohli has accumulated 1421 runs which are the highest by any Indian T20I captain.
The second in the list of the top 5 captains is Babar Azam. Though he has captained the team in a few matches only, his winning percentage is very high. The Pakistan captain has led his team in 28 T20I games, winning 15 and losing 8. His win percentage is 65.21. If we talk about his numbers as a batsman while being the captain in T20, Babar Azam has scored 863 runs in 22 innings at a healthy average of 43.15.
Babar Azam is one of the most promising players currently in world cricket, and his excellent show as a captain will be very beneficial if Pakistan has to win the ICC T20 cricket world cup 2021.
When we talk about the most experienced captains in the T20 format, Eoin Morgan comes at the second position behind MS Dhoni. He has led the side in 64 matches, winning 39 and losing 24. His win percentage in T20I is 60.31.
He is one of the most promising captains currently in the foray. Eoin Morgan has scored 2360 runs at an average of 138.25. One best thing about his impact as a captain is that since January 2019, England has won 21 matches from the 32 games played so far.
Many expectations will be there when Eoin Morgan steps out in the field, leading England in the ICC T20 cricket world cup 2021.
When we talk about calm and composed players, the first name that strikes our mind is Kane Williamson. He has been one of the reasons why cricket is called a gentleman’s game. When Kane Williamson came into the T20 format, many eyebrows were raised about his slow nature of batting. But he has silenced all the critics with good performance both from the bat and as a captain in the T20I format.
He has led New Zealand in 49 games, winning 23 and losing 25. His win percentage as a captain is 48.95%. Williamson binds the team together, and he will be the guiding force for New Zealand in ICC T20 cricket world cup 2021.
The last player on this list is Australian T20I captain Aaron Finch. He was made the captain during the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. Finch has led the team in 49 matches, winning 23 and losing 24 games. His captaincy came under heavy criticism when they lost their recently concluded T20 series against Bangladesh 1-4. Aron Finch is a good stroke player coming at the top of the order.
He has accumulated 2473 runs in 76 T20I matches. Finch will have a massive task of plucking all the holes and leading his team to victory in ICC T20 cricket world cup 2021.