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Top 5 Youngest ODI Captains in Cricket History

By Kaif - November 29, 2022 - Last updated on Nov 30, 2022 10:55 PM
Top 5 Youngest ODI Captains in Cricket History

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Youngest ODI Captains in Cricket History - In cricket, it is not easy for a player to get captaincy and handle it. Team management often assigns the captaincy to players who have little cricket experience. But many times such situations become such that it becomes a compulsion to put the responsibility of the team on the shoulders of the young player. So lets know about such players who got the opportunity to captain the team in ODI cricket at a very young age. So lets know about Top 5 Youngest ODI Captains in Cricket History

Top 5 Youngest ODI Captains in Cricket History

  • Rashid Khan (age 19 years - 165 Days)
  • Rajin Saleh (age 20 years - 297Days)
  • Anshuman Rath (age 20 years - 315 Days)
  • Tatenda Taibu (age 20 years - 342 Days)
  • Prosper Utseya (age 21 years - 125 Days)

Youngest ODI Captains in Cricket History

5. Prosper Utseya

Prosper Utseya

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Prosper Utseya of Zimbabwe is the 5th youngest player to take over the captaincy in the history of ODI cricket. He captained his country at the age of 21 years and 125 days.

4. Tatenda Taibu

Tatenda Taibu

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Tatenda Taibu, a former Zimbabwe wicket-keeper batsman, had the privilege of becoming the ODI captain at the age of just 20 years 342 days. Although Tatenda Taibu could only play 150 ODIs for Zimbabwe.

Also Read: List of captains of Indian Twenty20 cricket team

3. Anshuman Rath

Anshuman Rath

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Hong Kongs Anshuman Rath played his first ODI as captain on 16 September 2018 against South Africa. At that time Anshuman was only 20 years and 315 days old.

2. Rajin Saleh

Rajin Saleh

Image Source: Twitter-ICC-Rajin Saleh

Rajin Saleh of Bangladesh got the chance to become the captain of the Bangladesh ODI team at the age of just 20 years 297 days. He played his first ODI as captain on 12 September 2004 against South Africa.

1. Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan

Image Source: Twitter-ICC-Rashid Khan

The world record of becoming the youngest ODI captain is in the name of Rashid Khan of Afghanistan. Rashid became the captain at the age of just 19 years 165 days. Rashid Khan went on to play the match against Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers on 4 March 2017 as captain.

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