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    Who is the only cricketer to captain India in three World Cup Cricket tournaments?

    Who is the only cricketer to captain India in three World Cup Cricket tournaments?
  • #58528
    Hi

    Mohammed Azharuddin is the only cricketer to captain India in three world cup tournaments.

    List of Indian Captains in World Cup:

    1. 1975 World Cup
    Captian : Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
    Champion : West Indies
    India knocked out at the group stage

    2. 1979 World Cup
    Captian : Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan
    Champion : West Indies
    India have been knocked out at the group stage

    3. 1983 World Cup
    Captian : Kapil Dev
    Champion : India
    India won the World cup

    4. 1987 World Cup
    Captian : Kapil Dev
    Champion : Australia
    India reached semi final and loses in semifinal against England

    5. 1992 World Cup
    Captian : Mohammed Azharuddin
    Champion : Pakistan
    India have been knocked out at the group stage

    5. 1996 World Cup
    Captian : Mohammed Azharuddin
    Champion : Srilanka
    India reached semi final and loses in semifinal against Srilanka

    6. 1999 World Cup
    Captian : Mohammed Azharuddin
    Champion : Australia
    India ranked last place in Super Six and knocked out.

    7. 2003 World Cup
    Captian : Sourav Ganguly
    Champion : Australia.
    India reached Final and lost against Australia.

    8. 2007 World Cup
    Captian : Sourav Ganguly
    Champion : Australia
    India have been knocked out at the group stage

  • #58607
    MOHAMMED AZHARUDDIN

  • #58680
    Hi Maries, you are right Mohamad Azharuddin is the only cricketer to captains Indian in three world cup tournaments.

  • #59025
    mohamad azharuddin is only cricker who is the captain of india three times in world cup tournaments

  • #66836
    Hi,

    India has as many as 6 captains who led India in the Cricket World Cup. Out of them, Mohammed Azharuddin led India in three different World cups, first in 1992, then in 1996 and finally in 1999. S Venkataraghaban led India twice, first in 1975 and then in 1979. In both the occasions India failed to reach the semi final stage. Kapil Dev captained India in 1983 and won the cup for India. He again captained in the next edition in 1987 but could only reach to the semi final. Sourav Ganguly led India to the final in 2003 but lost to Australia in the final. Dravid captained India in 2007 world cup but India failed to clear the hurdle of the group stage itself. Dhoni is currently leading India in the 2011 world cup and India is one of the favorite to lift the cup this time.

    Azharuddin

    He played 23 matches in world cup 1992,1996 and 1999 as a captain.
    India won 10 matches.
    India lost 12 matches.
    There was no result in one match.
    Winning percentage is 45.45.

    Any Significant Achievements:
    India were able to reach the semi final in 1996 world cup under him but lost to Sri Lanka at Eden Garden stadium.

    Kapil Dev

    He played 15 matches as a captain in world cup 1983 and 1987.
    India won 11 matches.
    India lost 4 matches.
    Winning percentage is 73.33.

    Any Significant Achievements:
    India won the world cup in 1983 under the captaincy of him. In the next edition,in 1987, India again managed to reach semi final but then lost to England.

    Sourav Ganguly

    He played 11 matches as a captain in world cup.
    India won 9 matches.
    India lost 2 matches.
    Winning percentage is 81.81.

    Any Significant Achievements:
    India managed to reach the final in 2003 world cup but finally lost to Australia. He is the most successful Indian captain in terms of winning percentage in the world cup. The only team India lost in 2003 world cup is Australia(once in group stage and another in Final).



    S Venkataraghavan

    He played 7 matches as a captain in world cup 1975 and 1979.
    India won in 1 match.
    India lost in 6 matches.
    Winning percentage is 14.28

    Any Significant Achievements:
    Nothing. India manged to win against east Africa in the first world cup. In 1979 world cup they lost all the three matches which includes one against Sri Lanka.

    Rahul Dravid

    He played 3 matches as a captain in world cup 2007.
    India won in 1 match.
    India lost in 2 matches.
    Winning percentage is 33.33

    Any Significant Achievements:
    Nothing. India manged to win against Bermuda only. They lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and were not able to move to the next round.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Avisek Roy

    Indias-Captains-in-world-cup.odt

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  • #67702
    Hi.
    I think it is Mohammad Azharuddin.I am not so sure.
    If it is not him then it might be Saurav Ganguly.


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