Captain's Corner: Allan Border vs Sunil Gavaskar

  • A statistical comparison between two of the finest cricketers ever
Neelabhra Roy
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 01 Aug 2017, 11:40 IST

#3. Away Record

Border led Australia to 13 away wins during his captaincy stint
Border's captaincy record in overseas ODIs has been pretty good


Neither of these players has a very good win percentage here, but Border has far more wins than Gavaskar outside Australia with 13 wins, 9 of them coming during the Ashes in England against an England side comprising the likes of Graham Gooch, Ian Botham and Allan Lamb, just to name a few.

Gavaskar may have attained only two victories away from India but both of them have come Down Under against Australia and New Zealand with both teams having a very formidable side back then.

To make the comparison a little fairer, I have also taken into consideration Border’s record for his first 18 Tests outside Australia as captain and he still edges out Gavaskar with a win percentage of 22.22%, having led Australia to a win 4 times.


Border surpasses Gavaskar here as well with a fairly decent win percentage of 58.73% in ODIs on foreign soil compared to Gavaskar’s 45.83%. Even though Border’s percentage is higher due to the larger number of matches, even if we take his first 24 matches, he has a win percentage of 54.17 with 13 wins.

Published 01 Aug 2017, 11:40 IST
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