Virat Kohli -Most Wins By A Captain In Test Cricket
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Virat Kohli stepped down as India’s Test captain after losing the Test series against South Africa. This is one of the biggest events in Test cricket in recent times, purely because it concerns Kohli and the Indian cricket team. He voluntarily stepped down as India’s T20I skipper. He also relinquished RCB captaincy. However, the way he was asked to step down India’s ODI captain surely leaves many questions to be asked.

Kohli ended his career with 40 wins out of 68 games, 17 losses and 11 draws. This makes him the greatest Indian Test captain. Under him, India won their first-ever series Down Under when they defeated Australia 2-1 in the 2018-19 Border Gavaskar Trophy. In addition, he guided the side to the verge of clinching the Test series in England in 2021. They currently lead 2-1 with the final game scheduled for June later this year.

Meanwhile, in this article, we will take a look at the most successful Test captains who have taken Test cricket to a whole new level.

Most Wins By A Captain In Test Cricket

Graeme Smith- 53 Wins

Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith. Image-JON HNRUSA/REX FEATURES

Smith was assigned the captaincy job at the young age of 22 for South Africa. He currently holds the record for most wins as captain in Test cricket. In 109 matches, he has won 53 Tests while losing 28 games and drawing 27 games. He is also the only test captain to play in excess of 100 test matches. (109 – 108 as captain for South Africa, and 1 for ICC). He had a winning percentage of 48.62.

*Stats updated till January 16, 2022. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.