Present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats of cricket.

Like other sports, the captain 'Skipper' is the leader of the team and has a very significant role in the game of Cricket also. 

The main objective and responsibility for the present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats are to enforce to perform their best cricket skills from the teammates so that they can always clinch the wins for the team.  


Present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats of cricket.

    Always It is a matter of great honor and prestige for any cricketer to be named as the captain of the team. the responsibility of taking charge of the captain of the team is given to that cricketer whom the rest of the team's members seems with respect and rely on them to take the team in the right direction.

    However, along with this prestigious designation, a captain also has a big responsibility on his shoulders. An ideal captain should be accountable for any type of his inferior performance or any other exercises.

    The captains of all formats of cricket have more liabilities and responsibilities in playing cricket matches in comparison to other teammates on the team. Usually, the main eligibility for the appointment of any cricketer as a captain requires that he should be a permanent cricketer of the team and should be a well-experienced cricketer with having good knowledge of the rules and regulations of the ICC, who has good communication skills and holds the good unbiased understanding with all the teammates of the team.

    Here is a list of the present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats of cricket who are selected by all cricket-playing nations in the world for their respective teams and they are having the status of full accreditation by the ICC for all three formats of cricket.

    List of the present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats of cricket.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    Afhganistan Asghar Afghan Asghar Afghan Rashid Khan
    Australia Tim Paine Aaron Finch Matthew Wade
    Bangladesh Mominul Haque Tamim Iqbal Mahmudullah
    England Joe Root Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan
    India Virat Kohli Virat Kohl Virat Kohl
    Ireland Andrew Balbirnie Andrew Balbirnie Andrew Balbirnie
    New Zealand Kane Williamson Kane Williamson Tom Latham
    Pakistan Babar Azam Babar Azam Babar Azam
    South Africa Dean Elgar Temba Bavuma Temba Bavuma
    Sri Lanka Dimuth Karunaratne Dasun Shanaka Dasun Shanaka
    West Indies Kraigg Brathwaite Kieron Pollard Kieron Pollard
    Zimbabwe Brendan Taylor Craig Ervine Craig Ervine


    01. Afghanistan:

    • The present captain of Test, ODI formats for the Afghanistani men's cricket team is Asghar Afghan and for the T20 formats is Rashid Khan whose brief biography is as follows.

    Asghar Afghan: 

    • Full name... Mohammad Asghar Afghan.
    • Date of birth... 22 December 1987.
    • Born territory... Kabul, Afghanistan.
    • Height... 1.68 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm fast-medium.
    • Test debut vs India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on 14 June 2018.
    • ODI debut vs Scotland at Willowmoore Park on 19 April 2009.
    • T20 debut vs Ireland at P Sara Oval on 1st February 2010.

    Mohammad Asghar Afghan was born on 22 February 1987 in the city of Kabul which is the capital of Afghanistan, is a cricketer of the Afghanistan cricket team, and is presently the captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats of the Afghanistan cricket team.

    On 2nd August 2018, he changed his surname from 'Asghar Stanikzai' to 'Asghar Afghan'.

    In May 2018, for Afghanistan's first Test match played against India, he was appointed as the captain of the Afghanistan team. On 14 June 2018, he made his Test debut against India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

    Rashid Khan: 

    • Full name... Rashid Khan Arman.
    • Date of birth... 20 September 1998.
    • Birth territory... Nangarhar, Afghanistan.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm leg spin.
    • Test debut vs India at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on 14 June 2018.
    • ODI debut vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo  on 18 October 2015.
    • T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo  on  26 October 2015.

    Rashid Khan was born on 20 September 1998 in Nangarhar a city in eastern Afghanistan.

    His families ancestral hails from Jalalabad. His childhood studies took place in Nangarhar High School, he has ten siblings.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    Afhganistan Asghar Afghan Asghar Afghan Rashid Khan


    02. Australia:

    • The present captain of the Australian men's cricket team is 'Tim Paine' for test matches and 'Aaron Finch' for ODI and Matthew Wade for T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Tim Paine:

    • Full name... Timothy David Paine.
    • Date of birth... 8 December 1984.
    • Born territory... Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
    • Height... 1.80 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Wicket-keeper, Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-handed bat.
    • Bowling genre... Na.
    • Test debut vs Pakistan at Lord's on 13 July 2010.

    Tim Paine was born on 8 December 1994 in Hobart, the capital of the island of Tasmania in Australia, since he was fond of playing cricket since childhood. His father's name is John Paine.

    Tim Paine did his early schooling at Lauderdale Primary School in Tasmania, Iceland, and completed his further secondary education at Rokeby High School, a government comprehensive secondary school located in Rokeby city.

    He was married to Australian musician and nurse Bonnie Maggs on 2nd April 2016. They have 3 children that are one daughter, and 2 sons, the daughter's name is Milla Paine, and 2 sons named Charlie Paine and Wilson Paine.

    Aaron Finch:

    • Full name... Aaron James Finch.
    • Date of birth... 17 November 1986.
    • Born territory... Colac, Victoria, Australia.
    • Height... 1.74 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-handed bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-arm orthodox spin.
    • ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 11 January 2013.
    • T20 debut vs England at Adelaide Oval, 12 January on 2011.

    Aaron Finch was born on 17 November 1986 in the small town of the Western District of Victoria.

    Gary Finch is the father of Aaron finch and his mother's name is Sue Finch, he has a brother named Mat Finch and also a sister named Jess Finch.

    He was married to Amy Griffith of Melbourne on 7 April 2018.

    Matthew Wade:

    • Full name... Matthew Scott Wade.
    • Date of birth... 26 December 1987.
    • Born territory...  Hobart, Australia.
    • Height... 1.70 m.
    • Main Role in the teame... As a Wicket-keeper.
    • Batting genre... Left Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • Test debut vs West Indies at Kensington Oval on 07 April 2012.
    • ODI debut vs India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 05 February 2012.
    • T20 debut vs South Africa at Newlands on 13 October 2011.

    Matthew Wade was born on 26 December 1987 in Hobart, the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania, into a family of football players.

    He started his T20 International cricket career on 13 October 2011 against South Africa at Newlands Ground.

    Matthew Wade has played for the Australia national cricket team as a wicket-keeper in all three formats of international cricket.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    Australia Tim Paine Aaron Finch Matthew Wade


    03. Bangladesh:

    • The present captain of the Bangladesh men's cricket team is ' Mominul Haque' for the Test Matches and 'Tamim Iqbal' for the ODI and Liton Das for T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Mominul Haque:

    • Full name... Mominul Haque.
    • Date of birth... 29 September 1991.
    • Born territory... Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
    • Height... 1.61 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left-Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Slow left-arm orthodox.
    • Test debut vs Sri Lanka at Galle on 08 March 2013.
    • ODI debut vs West Indies at Khulna on 30 November 2012.
    • T20 debut vs West Indies at Dhaka on 10 December 2012.

    Mominul Haque was born on 29 September 1991 at Cox's Bazar District of Bangladesh.

    he was got marriage on 19th April 2019 with his wife Fariha Bashar, many other cricketers and teammate attended this wedding ceremony and congratulate for delightful forthcoming life.

    He is the first and only Bangladeshi cricketer who has scored successive more than eleven half-centuries in test cricket and also scored centuries in both innings of a Test match. 

    Tamim Iqbal:

    • Full name... Tamim Iqbal Khan.
    • Date of birth... 20 March 1989.
    • Born territory... Chattogram, Bangladesh.
    • Height... 1.75 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left-Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
    • Test debut vs New Zealand at University Oval on 04 January 2008.
    • ODI debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 09 February 2007.
    • T20 debutvs Kenya at Gymkhana Club Ground on 01 September, 2007.

    Tamim Iqbal was born on 20 March 1989 in Chittagong District of Bangladesh. his father late Iqbal Khan was very keen on cricket and his mother Nusrat Iqbal Khan is a housewife.

    His paternal family is an eminent family in the Chittagong who came from Bihar and settle down here.

    He has a sister and a brother named Nafees Iqbal is also a cricketer is the nephew of former Bangladesh cricket captain Akram Khan.

    Tamim Iqbal was married to his wife Ayesha Siddiqa in June 2013 Chittagong, his first son Arham was born on 28 February 2016 then a daughter Alishba was born  19 November 2019.

    Mohammad Mahmudullah:

    • Full name... Mohammad Mahmudullah.
    • Date of birth... 04 February 1986.
    • Born territory... Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
    • Height... 1.8 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As an All-Rounder.
    • Batting genre... Right-Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
    • Test debut vs West Indies at Arnos Vale Ground on 09 July 2009,
    • ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium on 25 July 2007.
    • T20 debut vs Kenya at Gymkhana Club Ground on 01 September 2007.

    Mohammad Mahmudullah was born on 04 February 1986 in Mymensingh, the capital of the Mymensingh Division of Bangladesh.

    He is a senior all-rounder cricketer from Bangladesh and he announced his retirement from Test cricket during his 50th Test match against Zimbabwe in July 2021.

    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    Bangladesh Mominul Haque Tamim Iqbal Mahmudullah


    04. England:

    • The present captain of the England men's cricket team is ' Joe Root' for test matches and 'Eoin  Morgan' for ODI and T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Joe Root:

    • Full name... Joseph Edward Root.
    • Date of birth... 30 December 1990.
    • Born territory... Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
    • Height... 1.83 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Batting.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break spin.
    • Test debut vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on 13 December 2012.
    • ODI debut vs India at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on 11 January 2013.
    • T20 debut  vs India at Wankhede Stadium on  22 December, 2012.

    Joe Root was born in a family of cricketers in the town of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England, his grandfather's name is Rotherham, who was the former captain of the Yorkshire cricket team.

    His father's name is Matt Root and his mother's name is Helen Root, He did his early education in a school in Sheffield, King Ecgbert School, and getting his higher education from 'Worksop College'.

    His younger brother Billy Root is also a cricketer, and he has two younger sisters named Wanda Root and Amanda Root. He was married on 1 December 2018 to his wife Carrie Cotterill and now he has two children, a son, and a daughter.

    Eoin  Morgan:

    • Full name...  Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan.
    • Date of birth... 10 September 1986.
    • Born territory... Dublin, Ireland.
    • Height... 1.75 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • Test debut vs Bangladesh at Lord's on 27 May 2010.
    • ODI debut vs Scotland at Cambusdoon New Ground on 05 August 2006.
    • T20 debut vs the Netherlands at Lord's on 05 Jun 2009.

    Eoin Morgan was born on 10 September 1986 in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland.

    After birth, his family moved to Rush City, a city in Chisago County, United States, and got his education and cricket training there.

    He learned cricketing skills from his father at Rush Cricket Club Dublin where his father was the captain of the Third XI Club.

    He was married to his wife's name was Tara Ridgway in the year 2018


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    England Joe Root Eoin Morgan Eoin Morgan


    05. India:

    • The present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats for the Indian men's cricket team is Virat Kohli, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Virat Kohli:

    • Full name...Virat Kohli.
    • Date of birth...05 November 1988.
    • Born territory... Uttam Nagar in Delhi, India.
    • Height... 1.75 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • Test debut vs West Indies at Sabina Park on 20 June 2011.
    • ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on 18 August, 2008.
    • T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 12 June 2010.

    Virat Kohli belongs to a Punjabi Hindu family and was born on 5 November 1988 in a locality called Uttam Nagar in Delhi. His father's name was Prem Kohli, he works as an advocate by profession and has three children, two sons and a daughter, his mother's name is Saroj Kohli and she is a housewife.

    Virat Kohli's elder brother's name is Vikas and his elder sister's name is Bhavna. According to Virat Kohli's residents of that area, he was very keen on cricket since his childhood and started learnings skills of cricket from the age of 10 years by joining the cricket coaching academy.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    India Virat Kohli Virat Kohl Virat Kohl


    06. Ireland:

    • The present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats for the Ireland men's cricket team is Andrew Balbirnie, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Andrew Balbirnie:

    • Full name...Andrew Balbirnie.
    • Date of birth... 28 December 1990.
    • Born territory... Dublin, Ireland.
    • Height... 1.83 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre...Right-arm off-break.
    • Test debut vs Pakistan at The Village on 11 May 2018.
    • ODI debut vs Scotland at Sportpark Westvliet on 05 July, 2010.
    • T20 debut vs Scotland at Bready Cricket Club on 20 June 2015.

    Andrew Balbirnie was born on 28 December 1990, in Dublin, Ireland, and was got his education at a co-educational international Independent day school, St. Andrew's College  Dublin.

    He is the present captain of the Ireland cricket team in cricket test, ODI, and T20 formats and is also a right-handed batsman and a standby wicket-keeper for the Irish team.

    He was a member of the team that played Ireland's first Test match against Pakistan in May 2018 when the Ireland cricket team got Test status by ICC, this match was Ireland's first match for Test cricket.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    Ireland Andrew Balbirnie Andrew Balbirnie Andrew Balbirnie


    07. New Zealand:

    • The present captain of the New Zeeland men's cricket team is ' Kane Williamson' for the Test Matches and the ODI and 'Tom Latham' for T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Kane Williamson:

    • Full name... Kane Stuart Williamson.
    • Date of birth...Aug 08, 1990.
    • Born territory...  Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand.
    • Height... 1.73 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Batting.
    • Bowling genre...Right-arm off-break spin.
    • Test debut vs India at Narendra Modi Stadium 04 November 2010.
    • ODI debut vs India at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on 10 August 2010.
    • T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 15 October 2011.

    Williamson was born on 8 August 1990 in the city of Tauranga on the North Island of New Zealand. his father's name is Brett Williamson and his mother's name is Sandra Williamson.

    He did his childhood studies at Tauranga Boys College New Zealand, Kane Williamson has a twin brother named Logan Williamson and has three elder sisters.

    Williamson is presently unmarried and his girlfriend's name is Sarah Raheem.

    Tom Latham:

    • Full name... Thomas William Maxwell Latham.
    • Date of birth... 02 April 1992.
    • Born territory... Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
    • Height... 1.73 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Wicket-keeper-batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left-Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • Test debut vs India at Basin Reserve on 14 February 2014.
    • ODI debut vs Zimbabwe at University Oval on 03 February 2012.
    • T20 debut vs West Indies at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on 30 June 2012.

    Tom Latham was born on 2 April 1992 at Christchurch, the largest city in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand

    His mother's name is Sally and his father's name is Rod Latham, who himself has been a good all-rounder of the New Zealand cricket team.

    Tom Latham's wife's name is Nicole McAuley whom he married on 28 September 2019, they have one son and two daughters, the son's name is Justin Latham, and the daughters' names are Jennifer Latham and Jill Latham respectively.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    New Zealand Kane Williamson Kane Williamson Tom Latham


    08. Pakistan:

    • The present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats for the Pakistani men's cricket team is Babar Azam, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Babar Azam:

    • Full name... Mohammad Babar Azam.
    • Date of birth... Oct 15, 1994.
    • Born territory...Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
    • Height...1.80 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre...Right Handed Batting.
    • Bowling genre...Right-arm off-break spin.
    • Test debut vs West Indies at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 13 October 2016.
    • ODI debut vs Zimbabwe at Gaddafi Stadium on 31 May 2015.
    • T20 debut vs England at Emirates Old Trafford on 07 September 2016.

    Babar Azam was born on 15 October 1994 in the Lahore district of Punjab province, his father's name is Azam Siddique besides his Punjabi Muslim family, there are three more famous international cricket players.

    These three players are Kamran Akmal, Omar Akmal, Adnan Akmal, who are their cousins' brothers​​ and play for Pakistan national cricket team.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    Pakistan Babar Azam Babar Azam Babar Azam





    09. South Africa:

    • The present captain of the South Africa men's cricket team is ' Dean Elgar' for the Test Matches and 'Temba Bavuma' for the ODI and T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Dean Elgar:

    • Full name... Dean Elgar.
    • Date of birth...11 June 1987.
    • Born territory... Welkom, South Africa.
    • Height... 1.73 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left-Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-arm orthodox.
    • Test debut vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground on 30 November 2012.
    • ODI debut vs England at Sophia Gardens on 24 August 2012.

    Dean Elgar was born on 1 June 1987 at Welkom is the second-biggest town in the Free State province of South Africa. His father's name is Richard Elgar and his mother's name is Denise Peart.

    He did early childhood studies at St Dominic's College a well-established, traditional church school situated in Welkom, South Africa.

    Dean Elgar Made his debut in Test cricket against Australia on 30 November 2012 at the W.A.C.A. Ground, In which he scored a duck in both innings of the Test.

    Temba Bavuma:

    • Full name...Temba Bavuma.
    • Date of birth... 17 May 1990.
    • Born territory... Langa, Cape Town, South Africa.
    • Height...1.62 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • Test debut vs West Indies at St George's Park on 26 December 2014.
    • ODI debut vs Ireland at Willowmoore Park on 25 September 2016.
    • T20 debut vs India at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on 18 September 2019.

    He was born on 17 May 1990 in Langa, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa. his father's name is Vuyo Bavuma and his mother's name is Phumza Bavuma.

    Temba Bavuma is a cricketer of South Africa who plays for the franchise cricket team Cape Cobras at the local level. he is the first black African to score a Test century for South Africa.

    He made his ODI debut against Ireland at Willowmoore Park Benoni, South Africa in ODI cricket for his country on 25 September 2016 and also scored his first ODI century.


    Country Test captain ODI captain T20 captain
    South Africa Dean Elgar Temba Bavuma Temba Bavuma





    10. Sri Lanka:

    • The present captain of the Sri Lanka men's cricket team is ' Dimuth Karunaratne' for the test team and 'Dasun Shanaka' for the One Day International and  T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Dimuth Karunaratne:

    • Full name... Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne.
    • Date of birth... 21 April 1988.
    • Born territory... Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    • Height...1.83 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • Test debut vs New Zealand at Galle International Stadium on 17 November 2012.
    • ODI debut vs England at Emirates Old Trafford on 09 July 2011.

    Karunaratne attended' was born on 21 April 1988 in Colombo the biggest city and capital of Sri Lanka.

    his early education was concluded at St Joseph's College in Colombo, A institute that had produced a number of great Sri Lankan test cricketers such as Mathews, Thisara Perera, and Chaminda Vaas.

    His performance was very magnificent in domestic cricket as well as at the U-19 level, He made his Test debut against New Zealand on 17th November 2012 at Galle International Stadium, Sri Lanka.

    Dasun Shanaka:

    • Full name... Madagamagamage Dasun Shanaka.
    • Date of birth... 9 September 1991.
    • Born territory... Negombo, Sri Lanka.
    • Height... 1.83 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As an all-rounder.
    • Batting genre...  Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre...  Right-arm medium.
    • Test debut vs England at Headingley, Leeds on 19 May 2016.  
    • ODI debut  vs Ireland at The Village, 16 Jun 2016.

    Dasun Shanaka was born on 9 September 1991 in Negombo, West Coast of Sri Lanka.

    He is a medium pace bowler and is known for his blazing explosive batting.

    He has already captained Sri Lanka's T20 cricket team in the year 2019 and has been presently captaining Sri Lanka's One Day International cricket team since July 2021.


    Country Test ODI T20
    Sri Lanka Dimuth Karunaratne Dasun Shanaka Dasun Shanaka





    11. West Indies:

    • The present captain of the West Indies men's cricket team is ' Kraigg Brathwaite' for the Test Matches and 'Kieron Pollard' for the ODI formats, and T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Kraigg Brathwaite:

    • Full name... Kraigg Clairmonte Brathwaite.
    • Date of birth... 01 December 1992.
    • Born territory... Bridgetown, Barbados.
    • Height... 1.93 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
    • Test debut vs Pakistan at Warner Park on 20 May 2011.
    • ODI debut vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 30 September 2016.

    Kraigg Brathwaite was born at the house of his parent named Chesterfield Brathwaite 'Father' and Joycelyn Brathwaite 'Mother' on 01 December 1992 in Bridgetown the capital of Barbados.

    He has completed his childhood education in a parish in Bridgetown city of Barbados.

    He is such a second West Indian batsman who scores two half-centuries in a Test match at the age of below 19 years.

    Kieron Pollard:

    • Full name...Kieron Adrian Pollard.
    • Date of birth... 12 May 1987.
    • Born territory... Tacarigua, Trinidad.
    • Height... 1.96 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As an Allrounder.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • ODI debut vs South Africa at National Cricket Stadium on 10 April 2007.
    • T20 debut vs Australia at Kensington Oval on 20 June 2008.

    Kieron Pollard's mother's name is Hazel-Ann Pollard and he was born on 12 May 1987 in Tacarigua which is a town in the East-West of Trinidad and Tobago.

    He was married to Jenna Ali in 2012 and has two children, a son and a daughter named Kylon Pollard and Janiya Pollard respectively. he also has two younger sisters.

    Kieron Pollard became the first cricketer in the world to play 500 T20 international matches in March 2020, although his game is compatible and limited to the T20 and ODI formats, and has never played Test cricket in his cricketing career.


    Country Test ODI T20
    West Indies Kraigg Brathwaite Kieron Pollard Nicholas Pooran





    12. Zimbabwe:

    • The present captain of the  Zimbabwe men's cricket team is 'Brendan Taylor' for the Test Matches and 'Craig Ervine' for the ODI and T20 formats, whose brief biography is as follows.

    Brendan Taylor: 

    • Full name... Brendan Ross Murray Taylor.
    • Date of birth... 06 February 1986.
    • Born territory... Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • Height... 1.98 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman and Wicketkeeper.
    • Batting genre... Right-Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
    • Test debut vs Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club on 06 May 2004.
    • ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Queens Sports Club on 20 April 2004.
    • T20 debut vs Bangladesh at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium on 28 November 2006.

    Brendan Taylor was born on 06 February 1986 in Harare, Zimbabwe. his father's name is Graham Taylor and his mother's name is Debbie Taylor, he is a married fellow, and his wife's name is Kelly Anne Readings.

    His early childhood studies were in Falcon College is a school for boys and girls located in the southern Matabeleland region of Zimbabwe.

    Brendan Taylor is the only Zimbabwean player to score a century in both innings of a Test match twice and is the cricketer who has scored most centuries for Zimbabwe in all three formats of international cricket.

    Craig Ervine:

    • Full name... Craig Richard Ervine.
    • Date of birth... 19 August 1985.
    • Born territory...  Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • Height... 1.85 m.
    • Main Role in the teame... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left-Handed Bat.    
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off break.
    • Test debut vs Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club on 04 Aug 2011.
    • ODI debut vs India at Queens Sports Club on 28 May 2010.
    • T20 debut vs Sri Lanka at Providence Stadium on 03 May 2010.

    Craig Ervine was born on 19 August 1985 in a family of cricketers in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.

    He is a very senior cricketer of Zimbabwe and plays in all Test, ODI, and T20 formats of cricket for Zimbabwe.

    Country Test ODI T20
    Zimbabwe Brendan Taylor Craig Ervine Craig Ervine





    Qualities of a good captain.


    • It is often seen in the world that a wicket-keeper has more possibility to be the superior captain as compared to a batsman or a bowler or an all-rounder because he is always closest to the wicket. Due to being closest to the pitch, a wicket-keeper has the maximum opportunity to assess the batting pattern, bowling conditions, and behavior of the wicket.
    • The calm and firmness is an important quality of a successful captain in the crucial and stressful circumstances of the game.
    • A successful captain will be expected to perform excellently well to himself and lead the team towards victory and it is also expected that the captain will maintain well command even under the most pressurized circumstances and also present an example of excellence for their team cricketers.
    • Always behave in such a manner with the teammates in such a way that during the game they feel comfortable even when a bowler has been giving a lot of runs and unable to take any wicket or when a batsman is unable to score runs or when a fielder miss fielded and dropped the catches.
    • Always boost the morale of the team players, as a result, enhancement of their confidence.
    • Motivation, encouragement, inspiration, and positive energy are always to be given and forwarded by the captain himself to his team members.
    • Apart from this always try to encourage his team member to play their natural game to batting, bowling, and fielding with right and positive approach.




    Duties of a Cricket Captain.


    • The main responsibility and duty of a captain are to ensure that all the members of the team are behaving according to the spirit of the game as well as being within the Circumference of the 'According to the ICC laws for cricket game' law.
    • Making a strategy for the match according to the local weather, the weather forecast, pitch conditions, and strengths and weaknesses of the opposing team before the beginning of the game.
    • According to the strategy, making at least two Plan A and Plan B, as well as a third Plan C for backup if required.
    • Before the beginning of the match, captains of both teams toss for which team will get a chance to start the innings.
    • The captain decides the order of batting by the batsman in the innings of the match.
    • He also decides the order of bowling by the bowlers in the innings of the match.
    • When a new ball becomes available to continue to bowl after bowed 80 overs in Test cricket, then the fielding captain decides when to use it.
    • Whether the match is in Test, ODI, or T20 format, bowling according to the over rate limit of that format as prescribed by the ICC.
    • In any international match, whether it is Test, ODI, or T20, during the fielding must have to implement the fielding arrangement restrictions according to the time frame of that particular format by the ICC for the batting side.
    • The captain is to decide when, how long and where the team's players have to practice for the match.




    Responsibilities of a Cricket Captain.


    • To keep maintain all the team members within the discipline.
    • The captain is responsible for the team selects A captain is responsible for the selection of players according to the requirement of the team by participating in the selection process of the team.
    • A captain must forward his teammates in such a manner that all the players are well aware of the 'Code of conduct' with their own team members and as well as with the opponent team members.
    • If there is any kind of sledging with any player during the match, then the captain has to take some appropriate steps to resolve the issue with those players with the collaboration of umpires immediately and ensure fair and neutral play.
    • If there is any kind of politics exists in previous or presently going on among the teammates, then immediately put a complete stop to it.
    • A captain must also ensure that he is not an unsolicited person to fellow players in the dressing room, but rather a player in their midst.
    • Motivate young players to always believe in themselves so that they can play cricket fearlessly.
    • To keep your players mentally strong, always ensure motivating them on the field and outside the field.
    • Utilizing the available bowlers in the best manner way during the match.
    • By using the various appropriate bowling options available to the captain in the playground, bowling by different bowlers depending on the required run rate, such as swing bowler, fast bowler, and spin bowler, etc.
    • Both the captain and the bowler have to plan together what line and length the bowler will bowl and arrange the appropriate field placements accordingly.
    • The captain should keep accepting suggestions from the senior members of the team as well as consulting from time to time with the other players of the team as well.
    • In Test matches, the captain can declare the team's innings at any time, but this is usually only in the form of an attacking strategy of the game, for example, if the captain feels that the team has enough score to win the match, then instead of batting himself, the opposing team has to give the chance for batting.
    • In the Test matches, in an exclusive situation, a situation arises to impose the follow-on to the opposing team, then the captain decides when or whether to impose the follow-on.
    • The captain is responsible for allowing or not the batsman of the opposing team who is met with an injury during the batting on the crease for using an extra runner to score runs. If the captain does not allow to take an extra runner then the batsman becomes retire hurt.


    Present captain of Test, ODI, and T20 formats of cricket

    Last Updated 04-09-2021.

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