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
|Name||No. of Titles||Team||Year|
|Daren Sammy||2||West Indies||2012, 2016|
|Mahendra Singh Dhoni||1||India||2007|
|Lasith Malinga||1||Sri Lanka||2014|
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.
|Year||Winners||Captain of the Winning Team|
|2016||West Indies||Daren Sammy|
|2014||Sri Lanka||Lasith Malinga|
|2012||West Indies||Daren Sammy|
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%.
|Player||Matches||Team||Won||Lost||Tied||NR ||Win %|
|Daren Sammy||18||West Indies||11||5||1||1||67.64|
|Graeme Smith||16||South Africa||11||5||0||0||68.75|
|Kumar Sangakkara||14||Sri Lanka||10||4||0||0||71.42|
|Daniel Vettori||13||New Zealand||6||7||0||0||46.15|
|Mahela Jayawardene||10||Sri Lanka||6||4||1||0||59.09|
|Chris Gayle||9||West Indies||5||4||0||0||55.55|
|AB de Villiers||7||South Africa||3||4||0||0||42.85|
|Faf du Plessis||7||South Africa||4||3||0||0||57.14|
|Brendon McCullum||7||New Zealand||4||3||0||0||57.14|
|Ross Taylor||5||New Zealand||1||2||2||0||40|
|Kane Williamson||5||New Zealand||4||1||0||0||80|
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.