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T20 World Cup Winning Captains List

With two ICC T20 World Cup titles under his belt, Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy is the most successful captain in the ICC T20 World Cup history if we take only the ICC T20 World Cup title victories into account.




Most Successful Captains in T20 World Cup



NameNo. of TitlesTeamYear
Daren Sammy2West Indies2012, 2016
Mahendra Singh Dhoni1India2007
Younis Khan1Pakistan2009
Paul Collingwood1England2010
Lasith Malinga1Sri Lanka2014
Aaron Finch1Australia2021



Most T20 World Cup winning Captain



Daren Sammy is the only captain to have won multiple ICC T20 World Cup trophies. India’s MS Dhoni, England’s Paul Collingwood, Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and Pakistan’s Younis Khan have lifted this trophy once in their careers. Notably, none of the five names will be a part of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.


ICC T20 World Cup Winning Captains over the Years


It has been 14 years since the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup, and only six captains have been awarded the opportunity to lift the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy. Given below is an IPL winning captain's list, who have led their teams to victory.


YearWinnersCaptain of the Winning Team
2021AustraliaAaron Finch
2016West IndiesDaren Sammy
2014Sri LankaLasith Malinga
2012West IndiesDaren Sammy
2010EnglandPaul Collingwood
2009PakistanYounis Khan
2007IndiaMS Dhoni


Most Successful Captains : Win %


Below is a list of all the ICC T20 World Cup captains, who have led their nations in a minimum of five matches, ranked on the basis of the win percentages. Mahendra Singh Dhoni tops this list with the most wins as captain in ICC T20 World Cup - 20 and a win% of 64.06%.


PlayerMatchesTeamWonLostTiedNR Win %
MS Dhoni33India20111164.06
Daren Sammy18West Indies1151167.64
Paul Collingwood17England880150
Graeme Smith16South Africa1150068.75
William Porterfield15Ireland390325
Kumar Sangakkara14Sri Lanka1040071.42
Daniel Vettori13New Zealand670046.15
Mahela Jayawardene10Sri Lanka641059.09
George Bailey10Australia550050
Peter Borren10Netherlands450144.44
Mohammad Hafeez10Pakistan640060
Shahid Afridi10Pakistan370030
Stuart Broad9England360033.33
Chris Gayle9West Indies540055.55
Mushfiqur Rahim9Bangladesh270022.22
Asghar Stanikzai7Afghanistan430057.14
Michael Clarke7Australia610085.71
AB de Villiers7South Africa340042.85
Faf du Plessis7South Africa430057.14
Brendon McCullum7New Zealand430057.14
Mashrafe Mortaza7Bangladesh240133.33
Mohammad Ashraful7Bangladesh160014.28
Shoaib Malik7Pakistan511078.57
Younis Khan7Pakistan520071.42
Eoin Morgan6England420066.66
Ricky Ponting6Australia240033.33
Brendan Taylor5Zimbabwe230040
Ross Taylor5New Zealand122040
Kane Williamson5New Zealand410080


Who is the Best T20 Captain?


West Indies ex-T20 captain Darren Sammy is the best T20 Captain as he has won the T20 World Cup twice, which is the most by any T20 World Cup captain.


Who has won the most number of T20 World Cup matches?


India ex-T20 captain MS Dhoni has won 20 matches out of the 33 games played and has a winning percentage of 64.06%, which is the most by any T20 captain till date.



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