1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
It comes as no surprise that India’s Captain Cool tops the list. MSD has been one of the game’s finest ambassadors in recent times and a feared finisher. His captaincy record speaks for itself, as does his record in ICC events and the IPL, where he captains the Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni led India to the titles in the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy, the latter one defying all odds. Under him, India beat Australia for the first time in the Commonwealth Bank Tri-series in 2008. Dhoni has a Bradmanesque average of above 100 in successful chases, and led India admirably in the recently concluded World Cup as India remained unbeaten till the semi-finals, with a severely inexperienced bowling attack. Having retired from test cricket earlier this year, Dhoni is widely expected to sign off on one more high, and given his record, it is very well within his grasp.
National Team: India
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