Originally Posted by Xuhaib
This table is provided only for information. Readers can draw their own conclusion. Only comment is on how high the position of Mike Brearley is in this list, fifth.
It's no surprise to see Mike Brearley high on any list of captains. But despite his much vaunted man management skills he also had the benefit of playing against much weakened opposition and his reign also coincided with the Second Coming of Geoff Boycott, Ian Botham in his prime and England's all time leading wicket taker Bob Willis at his best. They were well and truely exposed in Australia when the Packer players returned for the 1979/80 tour, and how much of Botham's 81 heroics was down to Brearley is open to question.