Why Steve Waugh , In my opinion If Mark Taylor would have been playing this long , He would have been there at the place where steve is right now. In my opinion , technically , Ganguly is the best Captain . On batting a captain does nt have any control. He is just doing his job in the feild basically . Ganguly hasnt got the fire power in his bowling line up , but he uses his limited resources excellently. Chracter wise , I will recon Streak . In the recent era I guess Pollock,Jayasuriya and Waqar have been very emotional captains. Moin Khan and Waugh are very intelligent but not as much as Ganguly is .Ganguly does a 100 % job in the feild . If he gets Pakistani bowlers then I guess he can make an impossibe to beat side in the world like the Aussies of Steve Waugh times. In ediot category I will put Inzimam , Gosh this guy is still dumb after all this international cricket experience. I wont mention any other captain who was before the late 80's era , I havent seen them . But Imran is my all time favourie . He was just remarkable . He won the world cup for Pakistan , Won Against India , Won against Windies and England. HE was a true leader and a great dictator . He knew cricket from A to Z . I think Wasim had all the qualities to be called as a great leader but he was a money seeking cricketer , He loved money and thats it . Hansie was one of the great captains of 90's and in my view after Australia there is one spot that is no.2 . and almost all other countries are basically fighting for no.2 spot . And Hansie was the only captain who was eyeing at no.1. But alas.