Most number of matches as captain in ICC Men's T20 Worldcup

In this blog we will know about cricket players with most number of matches as captain in ICC men’s T20 Worldcup

The record for most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup belongs to Indian cricketer MS Dhoni. From 2007 to 2016, he led 33 matches. He successfully won 20 matches and lost 11 matches, with 1 match tied and 1 match with no result. He has a success rate of 64.06%.

Daren Sammy and Paul Collingwood have the second and third place of the most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, respectively.

PlayerSpanMatWonLostTiedNR%
MS Dhoni (INDIA)2007-20163320111164.06
DJG Sammy (WI)2012-2016181151167.64
PD Collingwood (ENG)2007-201017880150
GC Smith (SA)2007-2010161150068.75
WTS Porterfield (IRE)2009-201615390325
KC Sangakkara (SL)2009-2012141040071.42
DL Vettori (NZ)2007-201013670046.15
EJG Morgan (ENG)2016-202112840066.66
KS Williamson (NZ)2016-202112930075
DPMD Jayawardene (SL)2007-201211641059.09

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1. MS Dhoni – Most number of matches as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

MS Dhoni - Most number of matches as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

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The Indian cricketer MS Dhoni holds the record for the most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2007 to 2016, he was the captain for 33 matches.

He was successful in winning 20 matches and losing 11 matches, with 1 match tied and 1 match with no result. He has a success rate of 64.06%.

MS Dhoni’s Personal Life:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) on July 7, 1981, and hails from a Hindu Rajput family with roots in Uttarakhand. 

He is the youngest of three children of Pan Singh and Devaki Devi.

MS Dhoni’s Cricket Career as Captain:

He is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman.

He’s described as the “cool captain.”

He led the team to three ICC trophies, including the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. 

Under his captaincy, India won the ACC Asia Cup two times, in 2010 and 2016. 

India also won the ICC Test Championship Mace two times in 2010 and 2011 and the ICC ODI Shield once in 2013 under his leadership.

He is considered one of the greatest captains and Wicket Keeper-Batsmen of all time.

2. Daren Sammy – Second-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Daren Sammy

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The West Indies cricketer Daren Sammy holds the record for the second-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2012 to 2016, he was the captain for 18 matches.

He was successful in winning 11 matches and losing 5 matches, with 1 match tied and 1 match with no result. He has a success rate of 67.64%.

Daren Sammy’s Personal Life:

Daren Julius Garvey Sammy was born on December 20, 1983.

He is a Saint Lucian cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies.

Daren Sammy’s Cricket Career as Captain:

On October 17, 2010, Sammy was named captain of the West Indies Test team, replacing Chris Gayle.

Sammy is the only captain to have won the World T20 twice.

He captained West Indies to the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 victory against Sri Lanka, West Indies’ first major trophy for 8 years (having won the ICC Champions trophy against England in 2004). 

Sammy again captained West Indies to victory in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 against England.

3. Paul Collingwood – Third-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Paul Collingwood

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The England cricketer Paul Collingwood holds the record for the third-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2007 to 2010, he was the captain for 17 matches.

He was successful in winning 8 matches, losing 8 matches, and 1 match with no result. He has a success rate of 50.00%.

Paul Collingwood’s Personal Life:

Paul David Collingwood was born on May 26, 1976.

He is an English cricket coach and was a former player who played in all three formats of the game internationally for England.

He was a batting all-rounder, whose batting combined natural strokeplay with great tenacity, and who bowled reliable medium pace. 

He’s described as a “natural athlete.”

Paul Collingwood’s Cricket Career as Captain:

Paul Collingwood was the captain of the One Day International (ODI) team from 2007 to 2008. He is the first T20I cap for England.

He was the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 winning captain.

In 2010 he led the England team to their first ICC trophy, the 2010 World Twenty20. Until May 2019, he was England’s most capped ODI cricketer.

4. Graeme Smith – Fourth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Graeme Smith

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The South African cricketer Graeme Smith holds the record for the fourth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2007 to 2010, he was the captain for 16 matches.

He was successful in winning 11 matches and losing 5 matches. He has a success rate of 68.75%.

Graeme Smith’s Personal Life:

Graeme Craig Smith was born on February 1, 1981. He was born and raised in Johannesburg to Scottish parents, Graham and Janet. Smith was educated at King Edward VII School.

He is a South African cricket commentator and former cricketer who played for South Africa in all formats.

Graeme Smith’s Cricket Career as Captain:

In 2003, he was appointed captain of the national team, taking over from Shaun Pollock. He held the position of test captain until his retirement in 2014.

 At 22, he was appointed as South Africa’s youngest ever captain. 

He was the most capped captain ever when he played his (personally not captained) 102nd test against England. 

He is considered one of the greatest ever test captains of all-time having led South Africa to a record 54 test victories and under his captaincy, South Africa was often highlighted as the best traveling team in the world.

5. William Porterfield – Fifth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, William Porterfield

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The Ireland cricketer William Porterfield holds the record for the fifth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2009 to 2016, he was the captain for 15 matches.

He was successful in winning 3 matches and losing 9 matches, with 3 matches having no result. He has a success rate of 25.00%.

William Porterfield’s Personal Life:

William Thomas Stuart Porterfield was born on September 6, 1984. 

He is an Irish former cricketer and a former captain of the Ireland cricket team.

He is a left-handed batsman. He played for Ireland from 2006-2022

William Porterfield’s Cricket Career as Captain:

William Porterfield has captained Ireland at all levels from Under-13 and is considered one of the greatest Irish cricketers of all time.

During the Afghanistan T20I series in March 2017, he passed 1,000 runs in T20Is and became the first player from Ireland to do so.

In May 2018, he was named the captain of Ireland’s squad for their first-ever Test match, against Pakistan. 

He announced his retirement from international cricket on June 16, 2022.

6. Kumar Sangakkara – Sixth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Kumar Sangakkara

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The Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara holds the record for the sixth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2009 to 2012, he was the captain for 14 matches.

He was successful in winning 10 matches and losing 4 matches. He has a success rate of 71.42%.

Kumar Sangakkara’s Personal Life:

Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara was born on October 27, 1977.

He is a Sri Lankan cricket commentator and he was a former professional cricketer for Sri Lanka.

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport.

He was officially rated as one of the top three current batsmen in the world in all three formats of the game at various stages of his international career.

Kumar Sangakkara’s Cricket Career as Captain:

His first assignment as captain was in June 2009, when England hosted the ICC World Twenty20.

At the age of 31 and with the experience of 80 Tests and 246 ODIs, Sangakkara succeeded Jayawardene as Sri Lanka’s captain in all formats of the game.

The Sri Lankan team under the captaincy of Sangakkara gained momentum and won the next Tri-series in Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka, beating India as well. 

7. Daniel Vettori – Seventh-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Daniel Vettori

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The New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori holds the record for the seventh-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2007 to 2010, he was the captain for 13 matches.

He was successful in winning 6 matches and losing 7 matches. He has a success rate of 46.15%.

Daniel Vettori’s Personal Life:

Daniel Luca Vettori was born on January 27, 1979.

He is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team in all formats.

Daniel Vettori’s Cricket Career as Captain:

He was the captain of New Zealand between 2007 and 2011.

Prior to taking over as captain on a permanent basis in 2007, Vettori captained the Black Caps in ODI cricket on occasions when regular captain Stephen Fleming was unavailable. 

He had led New Zealand in 11 games by the end of 2006, winning eight of them.

Vettori’s captaincy had a rocky start, starting by losing a Test series in England.

Vettori stood down from the captaincy and retired from One-day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals after the 2011 World Cup.

8. Eoin Morgan – Eighth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Eoin Morgan

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The England cricketer Eoin Morgan holds the record for the eighth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2016 to 2021, he was the captain for 12 matches.

He was successful in winning 8 matches and losing 4 matches. He has a success rate of 66.66%.

Eoin Morgan’s Personal Life:

Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan was born on September 10, 1986.

He is a cricketer who captained the England cricket team in limited overs cricket from 2015 until his international retirement in June 2022.

He bats with his left hand.

Eoin Morgan’s Cricket Career as Captain:

Morgan was named England captain for the 2015 Cricket World Cup after Alastair Cook was removed from the ODI captaincy on December 19, 2014. Morgan had previously captained England in ODIs and T20Is as a stand-in.

Under his captaincy, England won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the first time they won the tournament.

He is the only England captain to have scored more than 4 ODI centuries.

In March 2021, Morgan became the first male cricketer for England to play in 100 T20Is (57 as captain), in the third match against India. 

As of June 2022, Morgan is the all-time leading run-scorer and most-capped player for England in both ODI and T20I matches.

9. Kane Williamson – Ninth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Kane Williamson

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The New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson holds the record for the ninth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2016 to 2021, he was the captain for 12 matches.

He was successful in winning 9 matches and losing 3 matches. He has a success rate of 75.00%.

Kane Williamson’s Personal Life:

Kane Stuart Williamson was born on August 8, 1990.

He is a New Zealand international cricketer who is currently the captain of the New Zealand national team in all formats. 

He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler.

Kane Williamson’s Cricket Career as Captain:

After the retirement of Brendon McCullum in March 2016, Williamson took over as captain of New Zealand across all forms of cricket, beginning with the World T20I Cup in India.

In April 2019, he was named the captain of New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

In June 2021, he led New Zealand to victory in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, beating India in the final by eight wickets.

In August 2021, Williamson was named as the captain of New Zealand’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Under his captaincy, New Zealand reached their third consecutive ICC event final across all formats after beating England in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup.

10. Mahela Jayawardene – Tenth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Most matches played as captain in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Mahela Jayawardene

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The Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for the tenth-most matches played as captain in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. From 2007 to 2012, he was the captain for 11 matches.

He was successful in winning 6 matches and losing 4 matches, with 1 match tied. He has a success rate of 59.09%.

Mahela Jayawardene’s Personal Life:

Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene was born on May 27, 1977.

He is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is currently the consultant coach of the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team.

Mahela Jayawardene’s Cricket Career as Captain:

Along with Sanath Jayasuriya, he is Sri Lanka’s most successful captain. 

During his captaincy, he was known primarily for his tactical acumen and was rewarded for his captaincy instincts.

In the absence of Marvan Atapattu, Jayawardene was the captain of the Sri Lankan national team during the England tour in 2006. 

Jayawardene is the recipient of the International Cricket Council’s “Captain of the Year 2006”, Captain of the “World One-Day International Team of the Year 2006”.

He was appointed as captain again after Tillakaratne Dilshan resigned from the captaincy in 2012.

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