List of Captains of Indian Test Cricket Team (1932-2021)

By Kaif - December 10, 2021 - Last updated on Dec 11, 2021 10:59 AM List of Captains of Indian Test Cricket Team (1932-2021)

List of Captains of Test Cricket Team of India (1932-2021), This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Indian cricket team for at least one Test match.

Over Inda’s 82-year-long Test history, as many as 33 cricketers have captained India. Here’s a complete list of all those cricketers who went on to lead the country in Test cricket:

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Indian Test captain list

This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Indian cricket team for at least one Test match.

Name Year Played Won/Lost Drawn Win%
1.C. K. Nayudu 1932–1933 4 0/3 1 0%
2.Maharajkumar of Vizianagram 1936 3 0/2 1 0%
3.Nawab of Pataudi, Sr. 1946 3 0/1 2 0%
4.Lala Amarnath 1947-1952 15 2/6 7 13.33%
5.Vijay Hazare 1951–1952 14 1/5 8 7.14%
6.Vinoo Mankad 1954–1959 6 0/1 5 0%
7.Ghulam Ahmed 1955–1958 3 0/2 1 0%
8.Polly Umrigar 1955–1958 8 2/2 4 25.00%
9.Hemu Adhikari 1958 1 0/0 1 0%
10.Datta Gaekwad 1959 4 0/4 0 0%
11.Pankaj Roy 1959 1 0/1 0 0%
12.Gulabrai Ramchand 1959 5 1/2 2 20.0%
13.Nari Contractor 1960–1961 12 2/2 8 16.66%
14.Nawab of Pataudi, Jr. 1961–1974 40 9/19 12 22.50%
15.Chandu Borde 1967 1 0/1 0 0%
16.Ajit Wadekare 1970–1974 16 4/4 8 25.00%
17.Srinivas Venkataraghavan 1974–1979 5 0/2 3 0%
18.Sunil Gavaskar 1975–1984 47 9/8 30 19.14%
19.Bishan Singh Bedi 1975–1978 22 6/11 5 27.27%
20.Gundappa Viswanath 1979 2 0/1 1 0%
21.Kapil Dev 1982–1986 34 4/7 23 11.70%
22.Dilip Vengsarkar 1987–1989 10 2/5 3 20.00%
23.Ravi Shastri 1987 1 1/0 0 100.00%
24.Krishnamachari Srikkanth 1989 4 0/0 4 0%
25.Mohammad Azharuddin 1989–1998 47 14/14 19 29.78%
26.Sachin Tendulkar 1996–1999 25 4/9 12 16.00%
27.Sourav Ganguly 2000–2005 49 21/13 15 42.85%
28.Rahul Dravid 2003–2007 25 8/6 11 32.00%
29.Virender Sehwag 2005–2012 4 2/1 1 50.00%
30.Anil Kumble 2007–2008 14 3/5 6 21.42%
31.MS Dhoni 2007–2014 60 27/18 15 45.76%
32.Virat Kohli 2014–Present 66 39/16 11 59.09%
33.Ajinkya Rahane 2017–2021 6 4/0 2 66.66%

Also Read: List of captains of all formats of Indian cricket team, ODI, T2o, and Test

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