Originally Posted by Pheobe
And not that the bowler captains have done a terrible job. Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Walsh, Kumble etc were excellent and inspirational captains.
But still it seems to be a tradition that teams prefer batsmen as captain. Australia for instance has not had a single bowler captain since the days of old Richie Benaud.
Benaud was an inspirational captain himself; arguably Australia's greatest captain of all (though he himself considers the mantle lies at the door of Ian Chappell).