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5 captains with most overseas Test wins

Deepak Panda
ANALYST
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2.58K   //    10 Jan 2019, 23:30 IST

4. Steve Waugh (16) 

Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh

The leader of the invincible Aussies, Steve Waugh stands fourth in the list of skipper's with most overseas wins. The legendary batsman had a record 16 consecutive victories in Test cricket, which was broken by India in the epic Eden Gardens Test in 2001. The inculcating of winning attitude in players was a major trait on Steve Waugh. 

Out of 25 overseas Tests, Waugh emerged victorious in 16 of them while losing on just seven occasions. Sri Lanka and India were the only countries where he lost a series while winning in South Africa, West Indies, the Ashes in England and whitewashing in Zimbabwe and New Zealand. His last series as a skipper ended in a 1-1 draw in a four-match home series against India. 

3. Ricky Ponting (18)

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting

That the Australians were invincibles in the early 2000s can be credited to Waugh, but that they continued their dominance should be credited to Ponting. Lucky to have the right man to take over the mettle from Waugh, Aussies under Ponting equalled the record of 16 consecutive Test wins, which was once again broken by India, this time at Perth in 2008. The highest run-getter for Aussies in Tests, Ponting was as aggressive and outspoken as his predecessor. 

Under Ponting, Australia emerged victorious in almost all parts of the world. With 18 Test wins from 36 games which included 10 losses, Ponting led Australia to eight overseas series wins which included wins twice in South Africa and New Zealand and once in Sri Lanka, India West Indies and Bangladesh. Despite his outstanding record, the three Ashes losses remain the only downs in his captaincy career, including one at home in 2010-11.

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