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Top 10 Cricket World Cup Captains of All Time


ICC World Cup  •  18 Sept, 2023  •  2,583 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Cricket, often referred to as the 'gentleman’s game', has seen numerous captains leading their respective countries with pride and passion. The World Cup is the most prestigious trophy in international cricket, and success in this tournament often sets the benchmark for a captain's legacy. Let’s dive into the annals of history and look at the ten most successful captains in Cricket World Cup history.

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Clive Lloyd (West Indies)

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A stalwart of West Indian cricket, Clive Lloyd led the Caribbean team to consecutive World Cup victories in 1975 and 1979. His aggressive style of captaincy combined with his team's lethal bowling attack and powerful batting line-up made the West Indies a dominant force in the late 1970s.

Allan Border (Australia)

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The 1987 World Cup saw Australia under the leadership of Allan Border clinch their first-ever title. Border’s resilient approach combined with the team's young talent brought Australia to the forefront of world cricket.

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Steve Waugh (Australia)

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Under Steve Waugh’s leadership, Australia lifted the 1999 World Cup. His never-say-die attitude, combined with a formidable team, established Australia as the team to beat.

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