Kapil Dev captaincy records are recognized for helping India’s cricket to reach its first peak during the 1983 World Cup. Before Kapil Dev’s era, cricket was a low-profile game in India with a limited audience. He brought a revolution in Indian cricket through his captaincy. One of the most effective revolutions was winning the 1983 ODI cricket World Cup. After Winning ODI World Cup in 1983, he was treated like a celebrity and legend. His status as a legend is still broad, and everyone knows his importance as an Indian cricketing classic.
He is still seen as a player who laid down the solid foundation of Indian cricket. Every Indian cricket fan was impressed with the one-man show skill that he presented through his bowling, batting, and captaincy. His services as one of the best all-rounders in cricket would be remembered forever.
|Previous Captain||Sunil Gavaskar|
|Next Captain||DB Vengsarkar|
|Key Achievements||Winning Captain World Cup 1983|
His captaincy lasted from 1982 to 1987 and helped Indian cricket to grow one step ahead. After his era, the Indian team became a stable team in terms of performance. He created a foundation for Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, and other Indian captains to build upon.
Kapil Dev Captaincy Records in All Formats
Kapil led India in 108 matches in test and ODI cricket winning 43 and losing 40. His winning percentage in all formats is 39 percent which was one of the best percentages at that time.
Kapil Dev Test Captaincy Records
Kapil Dev led India in 34 test matches winning only 04 while losing 07. Out of total 34 matches, 22 ended in a draw. These are the highest number of matches drawn by any Indian captain in test cricket history.
1986 was one of the better years for Kapil Dev as test captain, winning three out of nine games. The worst year in his captaincy era was 1982 when he lost 05 matches out of 14 test matches.
Team India played a total of 09 test series winning 02 and losing 04 series. Only 03 test series ended in a draw.
Test Batting Record as Captain Vs Player
As captain, Kapil Dev scored fewer runs but his batting average almost remained the same. This shows his fighting spirit as a batter that helped Indian cricket in 34 matches.
Test Wickets as Captain Vs Player
Kapil Dev took 111 test wickets as a captain in 34 matches. As a player, he took 323 wickets in 97 test matches. Hence, We can see that he continued his bowling momentum with the ball in both batting and bowling role.
Kapil Dev Captaincy Records in ODI Cricket
Kapil Dev led in 74 matches, winning 39 and losing 33 with a win rate of 52. His ODI win rate of 52 placed him among the best Indian ODI captains in history.
In ODI cricket, Kapil Dev’s most productive captaincy years were 1986 and 1987, when he won 12 matches each year.
1982 was the least successful year when he won 03 out of a total of 04 matches in that year.
ODI Runs as Captain Vs Player
His improvement in batting average, which went from 20 (player) to 30 (captain), was one of Kapil Dev’s captaincy’s best qualities. He mostly batted at the lower batting order and fitted well with the bat. He was also known for his finishing role in batting for India.
ODI Bowling Record as Captain Vs Player
Kapil Dev took 81 ODI wickets as a captain, while his 162 wickets came as a player. Similarly, he bowled 149 maiden overs as a player and 86 maiden overs as a captain.
Kapil Dev Captaincy Record in the 1983 and 1987 World Cup
He played four ODI World Cups for India. Kapil Dev represented India in the 1979, 1983, 1987, and 1992 ODI cricket world cup. He captained team India in the 1983 and 1987 ODI World Cup.
- In I983, Kapil Dev won the first-ever ODI World Cup title for India as captain by beating West Indies in the final at Lords Cricket Ground. In the Semi-Final, India Beat England and got into the final.
- The ODI World Cup in 1987 was held in India and Pakistan, and both teams succeeded in reaching the semi-final, but Pakistan lost to Australia and India to England. Eventually, Australia won its first-ever ODI world cup in 1987 against England.
Here is his record as a captain in ODI World Cup for India.
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