How Captains Have Performed in World Cup History

It is important in Cricket that a leader should perform and set an example for the team. Lets check the performance of the captains of the winning team in the World Cup from its start to the end last World cup won by Dhoni’s men.

1975: First World cup at England

Winner: West Indies

Captain: Clive Lloyd

Performance: Matches – 5 , innings – 3 ,  runs – 158 , 100’s – 1 , 50’s – 1

1979: Second World cup at England

Winner : West Indies

Captain : Clive Lloyd

Performance: Matches – 4 , innings – 3 ,  runs – 123 , 100’s – 0 , 50’s – 1

1983: Third World cup at England

Winner: India

Captain: Kapil Dev

Performance : Matches – 8 , innings – 8 ,  runs – 303 , 100’s – 1 , 50’s – 1 , wkt – 12

1987 : Fourth World Cup at INDIA – Pakistan

Winner : Australia

Captain : Allan Border

Performance : Matches – 8 , innings – 8 ,  runs – 183 , 100’s – 0 , 50’s – 1

1992: Fifth World cup at Australia – New Zealand

Winner: Pakisatan

Captain: Imran Khan

Performance : Matches – 8 , innings – 7 ,  runs – 185 , 100’s – 0 , 50’s – 1 , wkt – 7

1996: Sixth World cup at India – Pakistan – Sri Lanka

Winner: Sri Lanka

Captain: Arjuna Ranathunga

Performance : Matches – 6 , innings – 6 ,  runs – 241 , 100’s – 0 , 50’s -2

1999: SeventhWorld cup at England

Winner: Australia

Captain: Steve Waugh

Performance : Matches – 10 , innings – 8 ,  runs – 415 , 100’s – 1 , 50’s – 2 , wkt – 3

2003: Eighth World Cup at South Africa – Kenya – Zimbabwe

Winner: Australia

Captain: Ricky Ponting

Performance : Matches – 11 , innings – 10 ,  runs – 398 , 100’s – 2 , 50’s – 1

2007: Ninth World Cup at West Indies

Winner: Australia

Captain: Ricky Ponting

Performance : Matches – 11 , innings – 9 ,  runs –  539 ,100’s – 1 , 50’s – 4

2011:  10th World Cup at India – Sri Lanka – Bangladesh

Winner: India

Captain: MS Dhoni

Performance: Matches – 9 , innings – 8 ,  runs – 241 , 100’s – 0 , 50’s – 1

We should remember the knock of 175 notout from Kapil Dev against Zimbabwean, Steve Waugh knocks against South Africa, Ponting century against India and the MS Dhoni brilliant knock of 91 in the recent 2011 World Cup Final.

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