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  • Ricky Ponting (Australia)?

    2 6.25%
  • Mohammad Ashraful (Bangladesh)?

    0 0%
  • Andrew Strauss (England)?

    1 3.13%
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India)?

    7 21.88%
  • Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)?

    7 21.88%
  • Younis Khan (Pakistan)?

    0 0%
  • Graeme Smith (South Africa)?

    7 21.88%
  • Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)?

    3 9.38%
  • Chris Gayle (West Indies)?

    2 6.25%
  • Prosper Utseya (Zimbabwe)?

    1 3.13%
  • Sunil Dhaniram (Canada)?

    0 0%
  • Irvine Romaine (Bermuda)?

    1 3.13%
  • William Porterfield (Ireland)?

    0 0%
  • Steve Tikolo (Kenya)?

    1 3.13%
  • Jeroen Smits (Netherlands)?

    0 0%
  • Ryan Watson (Scotland)?

    0 0%
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    Icon5 Current & All Time Best Captain?

    Who do U think is the current & all time best captains? Why?
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    Don Bradman. Because he more than compensated his captaincy skills with inspiration

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    Romaine was so dedicated in developing Leverock and co that he forgot to mention to anyone that his name was really Irving not Irvine.
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    Strauss. Hasn't lost an ODI since September 2006.


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    Current, it has to be Graeme Smith. Not the most creative captain, but he's given his team a sense of determination and steel, and leads from the front.

    All-time, it has to be Imran Khan. Lead the team from the front (with a batting average of 50 and bowling average of 20 as captain). Persisted with players like Inzamam, Waqar, and Abdul Qadir who selectors either ignored or dropped and groomed them into stars, and switched the team mindset from a defensive to aggressive one. He played against a superior team in the West Indies thrice and never lost. All this with the most unstable side in test cricket.

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    Misread the question. It's probably MS Dhoni.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Smith, best captain in ODIs and Test ATM. Dunno about who would be the all-time best because I don't know enough about pre-1970 cricket. Will go for Douglas Jardine, based mainly on the fact he upset a lot of Aussies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Don Bradman. Because he more than compensated his captaincy skills with inspiration
    Possibly but also because his batting meant that his team was almost unbeatable

    Unfortunately, it's hard to be a great captain without decent players so that really narrows the field

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    The best I've ever seen is Stephen Fleming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    The best I've ever seen is Stephen Fleming.
    Case in point

    Made a mediocre side better but was very rarely the difference between winning and losing because the players under him werent good enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Case in point

    Made a mediocre side better but was very rarely the difference between winning and losing because the players under him werent good enough
    No, i think he really did make a difference. Maybe not a huge one, but New Zealand's results were better than the quality of their players.

    Even more stark is the difference in India's performances under Dhoni and under Kumble in recent times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    No, i think he really did make a difference. Maybe not a huge one, but New Zealand's results were better than the quality of their players.

    Even more stark is the difference in India's performances under Dhoni and under Kumble in recent times.
    Fleming DID make a difference - he was an excellent captain who got the most out of a committed group of players with his tactical nous and leadership

    But his record is mediocre simply because the players werent great

    Jury is still out on Dhoni.

    He's inherited a side on the up and has done incredibly well but some of his decisions are baffling and he gets very defensive at the slightest sign of pressure.

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    Because Astle, McMillan, Richardson, Cairns, Twose (ODIs), Bond, Tuffey, Vettori, Nash, Franklin, Parore, Oram and himself are really mediocre.

    In saying that he did have to work with Ian Butler and Martin, and I'll concede if we reduced his age to 28 so he could captain the current side in a few years time he'd have an even better record (probably, I'll be dissappointed if many of this lot go down the drain)

    Anyway, the best I have seen are Fleming, Waugh and Vaughan
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Because Astle, McMillan, Richardson, Cairns, Twose (ODIs), Bond, Tuffey, Vettori, Nash, Franklin, Parore, Oram and himself are really mediocre.
    There are some pretty mediocre players in there tbh.

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    Well in terms of modern captains we have Smith, Ponting, Jayawardene, Vettori an Dhoni at the forefront.
    In terms of man managing I'd say Ponting, Smith, and Vettori have the edge.
    In terms of tactics I'd say Jayawardene and Vettori are the best.
    So I'd probably go Vettori overall, certainly has the most potential.
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