Test cricket is the longest form of cricket and the one with altogether a different format. Things like no limit on the number of overs, two innings for each time, and five days of play make Test cricket a totally diverse format than ODIs and T20Is. Winning a Test match requires a lot of hard work. Players have to toil hard for 4 innings and sweat for 5 days to bag victory in Test matches.
Even for captains, winning a Test match is a complicated task and they have to guide the players in 4 innings and ensure to motivate everyone throughout the match. There are some Test captains who have done a great job while leading their teams.
These Test captains brought many Test victories for their teams and tasted success in leadership. In this listicle, we take a glance at the top 10 greatest captains in the history of Test cricket and rate them according to their performances as Test skippers.
Rating The Top 10 Greatest Captains In The History Of Test Cricket
10. MS Dhoni (India)- 6/10
MS Dhoni gets the 10th spot in this list with a rating of 6 out of 10. The former Indian captain is unarguably the best skipper for the Indian team so far, who bagged all the major ICC titles for the team. He led the Test side from 2008 to 2014. The wicketkeeper-batsman took the Indian team to the top spot in ICC’s Test team rankings during his tenure.
In Test cricket, the right-handed batsman led India in 60 matches. He won 27 matches and lost 18 matches under his captainship, while 15 games ended in a draw. Dhoni has a win percentage of 45 and a loss percentage of 30.