Top 5 captains who have won most ICC titles
Only five captains have managed to win two or more ICC titles.
Winning an ICC title is always a player’s dream and winning more than one is something extraordinary a player can achieve in his career. Australia defeated India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final at Narendra Modi International Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Pat Cummins made a rare record of winning two ICC events in the same year.
Pat Cummins led the Australia team to defeat India in the ICC World Test Championship final in June and then went on to win the World Cup 2023 both defeating India in the final. He has also joined an elite list of captains winning the ICC events more than once. This list includes big players like MS Dhoni, Ricky Ponting, and a few other legendary names. Let’s have a look at the captains who have placed their hands on ICC trophies more than once in their careers.
Here are the top five captains who have won most ICC trophies:
5. Pat Cummins – 2 (ICC WTC 2023, ICC CWC 2023):
Australian skipper Pat Cummins joined the elite list of winners of multiple ICC tournaments. Cummin-led Australias defeated India twice in one year and won the ICC World Test Championship final at The Oval and then six months later, they defeated India at Narendra Modi International Cricket Stadium to win cricket’s most prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Australian captain Pat Cummins bowled a magnificent spell against India in the final of CWC 2023.
4. Daren Sammy – 2 (ICC T20 World Cup – 2012, 2016):
West Indian skipper Darren Sammy led his team to two ICC titles in the span of 4 years and made his team a dominating force in the shorter format. Darren Sammy won the T20 World Cup twice in his career as captain, defeated Sri Lanka in the final in 2012, and then went on to win against England in the T20 World Cup 2016 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Darren Sammy is widely regarded as one of the greatest leaders in West Indian cricket.
3. Clive Lloyd – 2 (ICC ODI WC – 1975, 1979):
Clive Lloyd was the most fearsome leader in the cricket world and he became the first captain to win the ICC Cricket World Cup. He was the first captain to win the glorious World Cup twice consecutively. Clive Lloyd’s team defeated Australia in the World Cup 1975 final at Lord’s and then defeated hosts England in the World Cup 1979 final. Indian skipper Kapil Dev prevented Clive Lloyd from making a hat-trick of World Cup wins in 1983.
2. MS Dhoni – 3 (ICC T20 WC 2007, ICC ODI WC 2011, ICC CT 2013):
India’s greatest captain MS Dhoni got the glory thrice in his career. MS Dhoni impressed everyone in his first assignment and won the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. Dhoni’s men defeated Pakistan in the final and then they went on to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in India. Two years later, MS Dhoni led the Indian team to win the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. This was the last ICC tournament India won in the last 10 years.
1. Ricky Ponting – 4 (ICC ODI WC 2003, 2007, ICC CT 2006, 2009):
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is leading the chart with 4 ICC titles under his leadership. Ponting won two ICC events consecutively. Australia won the 2003 World Cup in South Africa and then went on to win the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. Australia remained unbeaten in the World Cup in 2003 and 2007. Ponting won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2006 and 2009 as captain. Ponting was also part of the 1999 World Cup in England.