Top 10 Greatest ODI Captains of all Time


4. Hansie Cronje (South Africa) – 99 wins

Top 10 Greatest ODI Captains of all TimeHe was 32 when he left this world owing to a plane crash. Two years back, he was acquitted in a match fixing scandal that involved former Indian captain, Mohammad Azharuddin. He was banned for life. Cronje, who denied charges of match fixing allegations initially admitted to having accepted bribes from bookies for providing information related to the matches. That was the dark period. But before that Hansie Cronje was a champion leader and someone who led the team with elan. For a team which was laid down by apartheid, he brought the team from shambles and helped in bringing integrity back in South African cricket.

The importance of discipline, honesty and dedication had been inculcated at him from an early age. He was aggressive as a batsman, tidy with his medium pace and a very effective fielder. But his captaincy stood out and he carried on his shoulder a handful of cricketers and made them dream big. He led the Proteas to 99 wins from 140 matches with a win percent of 70.71%. The win percent speaks a lot about him as a captain and the promise he showed as a leader. He is no.4 in the list.