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Most successful captains in West Indies cricket history

Check out the top 5 most successful captains in west indies cricket history. West Indies were the first power houses of world cricket. They showed what world domination could look like and produced some of the finest players and captains.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 26.08.2022
Most successful captains in West Indies cricket history

West Indies were the first power houses of world cricket. They showed what world domination could look like when they dominated every team and they had a few great captains during that time. We will follow the same method as we followed during the Australia captains list as the ones who have Captained in both Test cricket and ODIs will be given preference

Before we get to the list I want to say that seeing the state of West Indies cricket these days is very sad as the players do not want to play for their nation and they want to play in all the leagues around the world and that is sad to see from a team which once dominated world cricket. Hopefully West Indies cricket will return to its former glory soon. Let’s get to the list now.


Clive Lloyd- 36 Test Wins and 64 ODI Wins as captain


The number 1 on this list is none other than the best captain to ever lead a West Indies team and that is Clive Lloyd as he won 36 Test Matches out of the 74 he captained West Indies in and in the ODI format he was the captain of West Indies for 84 ODIs and he won 64 Matches giving him a win % of 77.71 and in this time he won the 1975 and 1979 ODI World Cups as well. In total he won 100 Matches in total for the West Indies. Truly one of the all time great captains.


Viv Richards – 27 Test Wins and 67 ODI Wins as captain

The number 2 on this list is none other than the greatest player to ever play the game according to many people and that is Vivian Richards. Viv Richards was the glue that held the team together and he was the star of the team and all the other members used to follow his lead. Viv Richards captained West Indies for 50 Test Matches and he won 27 out of those and in ODIs he was captain for 105 matches and he won 67 matches giving him a win % of 65.04 and total matches won as West Indies captain to 94 Matches won.


Brian Lara – 10 Test Wins and 59 ODI Wins as captain


The Third captain on this list is the best modern West Indies player of all time and that is Brian Lara and he is the one who had the responsibility of captaining a team that was on the decline. He won 10 out of the 47 Test Matches that he was captain In and in the 125 ODIs he was captain for West Indies he won 59 ODIs giving him total auna as West Indies captain to 69 Wins.


Jason Holder- 11 Test Wins and 24 ODI Wins as captain


The 4th Captain on this list is the modern great all rounder and someone who was one of the finest captains for West Indies when they were going through a tough time and that is Jason Holder. He has won 11 Test Matches out of the 37 he has captained for West Indies and he has also won 24 ODIs out of the 86 Matches he was Captain of West Indies. He has a total of 35 Match Wins for West Indies as Captain.


Richie Richardson – 46 ODI Wins as captain


The fifth captain on this list is Richie Richardson and he is fifth on this list because he only was the captain in one format for West Indies cricket and he was a very successful ODI captain. He was the captain for West Indies for 87 ODIs and he won 46 of them giving him a win % of 55.88. He was also one of the best batters in the team.

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