The inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship will reach its conclusion with the No.1 ranked Test side in the world, Team India set to lock horns with the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand in the summit clash at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton between June 18-22.
During the course of the two-year cycle, we saw teams and their captain go through a plethora of ups and downs, which sometimes even resulted in the latter being sacked.
This article aims at rating all the captains that led their teams at some stage during the World Test Championship cycle.
Here’s the Rating Of All The Test Captains On The Basis Of Their Captaincy In ICC World Test Championship:
Faf Du Plessis- 1/10
Matches Captained- 7, Won- 1, Lost- 6
South Africa endured two of their worst series defeats in recent times under the leadership of Faf du Plessis during the first half of the ICC World Test Championship cycle.
Du Plessis’ team was thumped by Virat Kohli’s men 0-3 during their trip to India in September 2019 which was followed by a 1-3 drubbing at the hands of England on home soil.
Du Plessis failed to inspire his team on the field and the fact that his own form with the bat was poor, didn’t make things easier for him.
Du Plessis managed just 142 runs in six innings at an average of 23.67 in India and he followed it up with another forgettable outing against England- 151 runs in 8 innings at 18.18.
He quit captaincy after the series and was succeeded by Quinton de Kock.
Quinton de Kock- 5/10
Matches Captained- 4, Won- 2, Lost- 2
Quinton De Kock was appointed skipper for the home series against Sri Lanka in late 2020 and the wicketkeeper-batsman starred on a brilliant note as the Proteas thumped Sri Lanka 2-0.
The honeymoon didn’t last though as De Kock presided over a 0-2 series defeat on Pakistan soil. De Kock himself had a poor series with the bat and he was soon relieved of the duties as Temba Bavuma took over across all three formats.