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5 Captains With Highest Win Percentages in World Cups

Deepak Panda
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:20 IST

Ganguly led from the front with the bat in 2003, scoring two hundreds
Ganguly led from the front with the bat in 2003, scoring two hundreds

World Cup is the biggest event for any sport and leading a nation in a World Cup is a huge honour.

The previous eleven editions of the cricket World Cups have seen some great leaders come and conquer the world like Ponting and Lloyd, while some equally impressive leaders end up without a trophy like Ganguly and McCullum, showing the game is not equally kind to everyone.

Also, irrespective of the trophy counts, there have been captains who have left a lasting impression in the limited games in which they have led their teams in the World Cups. As the twelfth edition of the World Cup nears, we look at the top 5 captains with highest win percentages in World Cup games:

#5 Sourav Ganguly (81.81%)

Known for his aggressive and expressive captaincy, Ganguly is someone can be credited for the change in Indian cricket from the disappointing 90s to the glorious 2000s.

One of India's finest skippers, however, did not have the fortune of lifting the World Cup. Ganguly was a part of three World Cups and led India in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.

In the 11 games Ganguly captained India in the World Cups, he lost only two. Coincidentally, both the losses came against Australia, one of them being the all-important final.

Ganguly's team beat Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, England, Namibia, Kenya, Sri Lanka and New Zealand en route their way to the finals. They finished second in the group stage.

With nine wins from 11 games, Ganguly stands fifth in the list with a win percentage of 81.81%.

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