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List of Australia national cricket captains

The Captain's Walk is a series of busts representing the captains of the Australian Test cricket team in Cootamundra, New South Wales

This is a list of the men, women and boys who have been the official Australian captains in Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals.

Australia participated in the first Test match in cricket in 1877, the first One Day International in 1971 (both against England) and the first Twenty20 international in 2005 (against New Zealand). In addition to officially sanctioned international matches and tours organised by the Australian Cricket Board (now known as Cricket Australia), there have been two major rebel Australian sides. In the 1970s many of Australia's leading players signed up for Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket and played in a number of SuperTests against other international sides. Then in the mid-1980s there were two rebel Australian tours to South Africa, which was at that time banned from official competition because of the apartheid regime then in force there. The captains of those Australian sides are also listed below.

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Men's cricketEdit

Test captainsEdit

 
List of Australian test captains, hanging at the MCG

This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australian cricket team for at least one Test match (not including vice-captains and other players who have deputised on the field for any period of time during a match where the captain has been unable to play). Where a player has a dagger (†) next to a Test match series in which he captained at least one Test, that denotes that player deputised for the appointed captain or were appointed by the home authority for a minor proportion in a series. The dagger classification follows that adopted by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

The table of results is complete up to the second Test against England in August 2019.

Australian Test match captains
Number Name Year Opposition Location Played Won Lost Drawn
1 Dave Gregory
 
1876–77 England Australia 2 1 1 0
1878–79 England Australia 1 1 0 0
Total 3 2 1 0
2 Billy Murdoch
 
1880 England England 1 0 1 0
1881–82 England Australia 4 2 0 2
1882 England England 1 1 0 0
1882–83 England Australia 3 1 2 0
1882–83 England Australia 1 1 0 0
1884 England England 3 0 1 2
1884–85 England Australia 1 0 1 0
1890 England England 2 0 2 0
Total 16 5 7 4
3 Tom Horan
 
1884–85 England Australia 2 0 2 0
4 Hugh Massie
 
1884–85 England Australia 1 1 0 0
5 Jack Blackham
 
1884–85 England Australia 1 1 0 0
1891–92 England Australia 3 2 1 0
1893 England England 3 0 1 2
1894–95 England Australia 1 0 1 0
Total 8 3 3 2
6 Tup Scott
 
1886 England England 3 0 3 0
7 Percy McDonnell
 
1886–87 England Australia 2 0 2 0
1887–88 England Australia 1 0 1 0
1888 England England 3 1 2 0
Total 6 1 5 0
8 George Giffen
 
1894–95 England Australia 4 2 2 0
9 Harry Trott
 
1896 England England 3 1 2 0
1897–98 England Australia 5 4 1 0
Total 8 5 3 0
10 Joe Darling
 
1899 England England 5 1 0 4
1901–02 England Australia 3 2 1 0
1902 England England 5 2 1 2
1902–03 South Africa South Africa 3 2 0 1
1905 England England 5 0 2 3
Total 21 7 4 10
11 Hugh Trumble
 
1901–02 England Australia 2 2 0 0
12 Monty Noble
 
1903–04 England Australia 5 2 3 0
1907–08 England Australia 5 4 1 0
1909 England England 5 2 1 2
Total 15 8 5 2
13 Clem Hill
 
1910–11 South Africa Australia 5 4 1 0
1911–12 England Australia 5 1 4 0
Total 10 5 5 0
14 Syd Gregory
 
19121 South Africa England 3 2 1 0
19121 England England 3 0 1 2
Total 6 2 2 2
15 Warwick Armstrong
 
1920–21 England Australia 5 5 0 0
1921 England England 5 3 0 2
Total 10 8 0 2
16 Herbie Collins
 
1921–22 South Africa South Africa 3 1 0 2
1924–25 England Australia 5 4 1 0
1926 England England 3 0 1 2
Total 11 5 2 4
17 Warren Bardsley
 
1926 England England 2 0 0 2
18 Jack Ryder
 
1928–29 England Australia 5 1 4 0
19 Bill Woodfull
 
1930 England England 5 2 1 2
1930–31 West Indies Australia 5 4 1 0
1931–32 South Africa Australia 5 5 0 0
1932–33 England Australia 5 1 4 0
1934 England England 5 2 1 2
Total 25 14 7 4
20 Vic Richardson4
 
1935–36 South Africa South Africa 5 4 0 1
21 Don Bradman
 
1936–37 England Australia 5 3 2 0
1938 England England 4 1 1 2
1946–47 England Australia 5 3 0 2
1947–48 India Australia 5 4 0 1
1948 England England 5 4 0 1
Total 24 15 3 6
22 Bill Brown
 
1945–46 New Zealand New Zealand 1 1 0 0
23 Lindsay Hassett1
 
1949–50 South Africa South Africa 5 4 0 1
1950–51 England Australia 5 4 1 0
1951–52 West Indies Australia 4 4 0 0
1952–53 South Africa Australia 5 2 2 1
1953 England England 5 0 1 4
Total 24 14 4 6
24 Arthur Morris
1951–52 West Indies Australia 1 0 1 0
1954–55 England Australia 1 0 1 0
Total 2 0 2 0
25 Ian Johnson
 
1954–55 England Australia 4 1 2 1
1954–55 West Indies West Indies 5 3 0 2
1956 England England 5 1 2 2
1956–57 Pakistan Pakistan 1 0 1 0
1956–57 India India 2 2 0 0
Total 17 7 5 5
26 Ray Lindwall
 
1956–57 India India 1 0 0 1
27 Ian Craig
1957–58 South Africa South Africa 5 3 0 2
28 Richie Benaud
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1958–59 England Australia 5 4 0 1
1959–60 Pakistan Pakistan 3 2 0 1
1959–60 India India 5 2 1 2
1960–61 West Indies Australia 5 2 1 22
1961 England England 4 1 1 2
1962–63 England Australia 5 1 1 3
1963–64 South Africa Australia 1 0 0 1
Total 28 12 4 122
29 Neil Harvey
 
1961 England England 1 1 0 0
30 Bob Simpson
 
1963–64 South Africa Australia 4 1 1 2
1964 England England 5 1 0 4
1964–65 India India 3 1 1 1
1964–65 Pakistan Pakistan 1 0 0 1
1964–65 Pakistan Australia 1 0 0 1
1964–65 West Indies West Indies 5 1 2 2
1965–66 England Australia 3 1 0 2
1966–67 South Africa South Africa 5 1 3 1
1967–68 India Australia 2 2 0 0
1977–78 India Australia 5 3 2 0
1977–78 West Indies West Indies 5 1 3 1
Total 39 12 12 15
31 Brian Booth
 
1965–66 England Australia 2 0 1 1
32 Bill Lawry 1967–68 India Australia 2 2 0 0
1968 England England 4 1 1 2
1968–69 West Indies Australia 5 3 1 1
1969–70 India India 5 3 1 1
1969–70 South Africa South Africa 4 0 4 0
1970–71 England Australia 5 0 1 4
Total 25 9 8 8
33 Barry Jarman 1968 England England 1 0 0 1
34 Ian Chappell3,4
 
1970–71 England Australia 1 0 1 0
1972 England England 5 2 2 1
1972–73 Pakistan Australia 3 3 0 0
1972–73 West Indies West Indies 5 2 0 3
1973–74 New Zealand Australia 3 2 0 1
1973–74 New Zealand New Zealand 3 1 1 1
1974–75 England Australia 6 4 1 1
1975 England England 4 1 0 3
Total 30 15 5 10
35 Greg Chappell4 1975–76 West Indies Australia 6 5 1 0
1976–77 Pakistan Australia 3 1 1 1
1976–77 New Zealand New Zealand 2 1 0 1
1976–77 England Australia 1 1 0 0
1977 England England 5 0 3 2
1979–80 West Indies Australia 3 0 2 1
1979–80 England Australia 3 3 0 0
1979–80 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 2
1980 England England 1 0 0 1
1980–81 New Zealand Australia 3 2 0 1
1980–81 India Australia 3 1 1 1
1981–82 Pakistan Australia 3 2 1 0
1981–82 West Indies Australia 3 1 1 1
1981–82 New Zealand New Zealand 3 1 1 1
1982–83 England Australia 5 2 1 2
1982–83 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1 1 0 0
Total 48 21 13 14
36 Graham Yallop 1978–79 England Australia 6 1 5 0
1978–79 Pakistan Australia 1 0 1 0
Total 7 1 6 0
37 Kim Hughes
 
1978–79 Pakistan Australia 1 1 0 0
1979–80 India India 6 0 2 4
1981 England England 6 1 3 2
1982–83 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 3 0
1983–84 Pakistan Australia 5 2 0 3
1983–84 West Indies West Indies 5 0 3 2
1984–85 West Indies Australia 2 0 2 0
Total 28 4 13 11
38 Allan Border
 
1984–85 West Indies Australia 3 1 1 1
1985 England England 6 1 3 2
1985–86 New Zealand Australia 3 1 2 0
1985–86 India Australia 3 0 0 3
1985–86 New Zealand New Zealand 3 0 1 2
1986–87 India India 3 0 0 32
1986–87 England Australia 5 1 2 2
1987–88 New Zealand Australia 3 1 0 2
1987–88 England Australia 1 0 0 1
1987–88 Sri Lanka Australia 1 1 0 0
1988–89 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 2
1988–89 West Indies Australia 5 1 3 1
1989 England England 6 4 0 2
1989–90 New Zealand Australia 1 0 0 1
1989–90 Sri Lanka Australia 2 1 0 1
1989–90 Pakistan Australia 3 1 0 2
1989–90 New Zealand New Zealand 1 0 1 0
1990–91 England Australia 5 3 0 2
1990–91 West Indies West Indies 5 1 2 2
1991–92 India Australia 5 4 0 1
1992 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2
1992–93 West Indies Australia 5 1 2 2
1992–93 New Zealand New Zealand 3 1 1 1
1993 England England 6 4 1 1
1993–94 New Zealand Australia 3 2 0 1
1993–94 South Africa Australia 3 1 1 1
1993–94 South Africa South Africa 3 1 1 1
Total 93 32 22 392
39 Mark Taylor
 
1994–95 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 1 2
1994–95 England Australia 5 3 1 1
1994–95 West Indies West Indies 4 2 1 1
1995–96 Pakistan Australia 3 2 1 0
1995–96 Sri Lanka Australia 3 3 0 0
1996–97 India India 1 0 1 0
1996–97 West Indies Australia 5 3 2 0
1996–97 South Africa South Africa 3 2 1 0
1997 England England 6 3 2 1
1997–98 New Zealand Australia 3 2 0 1
1997–98 South Africa Australia 3 1 0 2
1997–98 India India 3 1 2 0
1998–99 Pakistan Pakistan 3 1 0 2
1998–99 England Australia 5 3 1 1
Total 50 26 13 11
40 Steve Waugh
 
1998–99 West Indies West Indies 4 2 2 0
1999 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 3 0 1 2
1999–2000 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1 1 0 0
1999–2000 Pakistan Australia 3 3 0 0
1999–2000 India Australia 3 3 0 0
1999–2000 New Zealand New Zealand 3 3 0 0
2000–01 West Indies Australia 4 4 0 0
2000–01 India India 3 1 2 0
2001 England England 4 4 0 0
2001–02 New Zealand Australia 3 0 0 3
2001–02 South Africa Australia 3 3 0 0
2001–02 South Africa South Africa 3 2 1 0
2002–03 Pakistan Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0
2002–03 England Australia 5 4 1 0
2003 West Indies West Indies 4 3 1 0
2003 Bangladesh Australia 2 2 0 0
2003–04 Zimbabwe Australia 2 2 0 0
2003–04 India Australia 4 1 1 2
Total 57 41 9 7
41 Adam Gilchrist
 
2000–01 West Indies Australia 1 1 0 0
2001 England England 1 0 1 0
2004 Sri Lanka Australia 1 1 0 0
2004–05 India India 3 2 0 1
Total 6 4 1 1
42 Ricky Ponting
 
2003–04 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0
2004 Sri Lanka Australia 1 0 0 1
2004–05 India India 1 0 1 0
2004–05 New Zealand Australia 2 2 0 0
2004–05 Pakistan Australia 3 3 0 0
2004–05 New Zealand New Zealand 3 2 0 1
2005 England England 5 1 2 2
2005–06 World XI Australia 1 1 0 0
2005–06 West Indies Australia 3 3 0 0
2005–06 South Africa Australia 3 2 0 1
2005–06 South Africa South Africa 3 3 0 0
2005–06 Bangladesh Bangladesh 2 2 0 0
2006–07 England Australia 5 5 0 0
2007–08 Sri Lanka Australia 2 2 0 0
2007–08 India Australia 4 2 1 1
2008 West Indies West Indies 3 2 0 1
2008–09 India India 4 0 2 2
2008–09 New Zealand Australia 2 2 0 0
2008–09 South Africa Australia 3 1 2 0
2008–09 South Africa South Africa 3 2 1 0
2009 England England 5 1 2 2
2009–10 West Indies Australia 3 2 0 1
2009–10 Pakistan Australia 3 3 0 0
2009–10 New Zealand New Zealand 2 2 0 0
2010 Pakistan England 2 1 1 0
2010–11 India India 2 0 2 0
2010–11 England Australia 4 1 2 1
Total 77 48 16 13
43 Michael Clarke
 
2010–11 England Australia 1 0 1 0
2011 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2
2011–12 South Africa South Africa 2 1 1 0
2011–12 New Zealand Australia 2 1 1 0
2011–12 India Australia 4 4 0 0
2011–12 West Indies West Indies 3 2 0 1
2012–13 South Africa Australia 3 0 1 2
2012–13 Sri Lanka Australia 3 3 0 0
2012–13 India India 3 0 3 0
2013 England England 5 0 3 2
2013–14 England Australia 5 5 0 0
2013–14 South Africa South Africa 3 2 1 0
2014–15 Pakistan United Arab Emirates 2 0 2 0
2014–15 India Australia 1 1 0 0
2015 West Indies West Indies 2 2 0 0
2015 England England 5 2 3 0
Total 47 24 16 7
44 Shane Watson
 
2012–13 India India 1 0 1 0
45 Steve Smith
 
2014–15[1] India Australia 3 1 0 2
2015–16 New Zealand Australia 3 2 0 1
2015–16 West Indies Australia 3 2 0 1
2015–16 New Zealand New Zealand 2 2 0 0
2016 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 3 0 3 0
2016–17 South Africa Australia 3 1 2 0
2016–17 Pakistan Australia 3 3 0 0
2016–17 India India 4 1 2 1
2017 Bangladesh Bangladesh 2 1 1 0
2017–18 England Australia 5 4 0 1
2017–185
South Africa South Africa 3 1 2 0
Total 34 18 10 6
46 Tim Paine
 
2017–18 South Africa South Africa 1 0 1 0
2018–19 Pakistan United Arab Emirates 2 0 1 1
2018–19 India Australia 4 1 2 1
2018–19 Sri Lanka Australia 2 2 0 0
2019 England England 2 1 0 1
Total 11 4 4 3
Grand total 822 387 222 213

Notes:

  • 1 In 1945, just after the Second World War had ended in Europe, Warrant Officer Lindsay Hassett (as he then was) captained the Australian Services in five "Victory Tests" against England. The series was tied two-all with one draw. The "Victory Tests" have not, however, been granted full Test status.
  • 2 Includes one tie
  • 3 In 1971–2 the planned tour to Australia by South Africa was cancelled. A Rest of the World XI toured Australia in its place and played five "Tests". Ian Chappell captained Australia in all of them. The World XI won two "Tests", Australia one, with two being drawn. The matches have retrospectively been denied Test status.
  • 4Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell are brothers, and grandsons of Vic Richardson.
  • 5Steve Smith was removed as Australian captain during the third Test of the 2017–18 tour of South Africa due to a ball-tampering scandal. His vice-captain, David Warner was also stood down. Tim Paine acted as Australian captain for the remainder of the Test match.[2] Smith and Warner were subsequently suspended following an investigation, and Paine was confirmed as captain for the Fourth (and final) Test.[3]

Test vice-captainsEdit

A number of players have also served as vice-captain(s) in the test side including:

  • Barry Jarman – under Bill Lawry in 1968–69
  • Keith Stackpole – under Ian Chappell in 1972
  • Ian Redpath – under Ian Chappell in 1974–75, and under Greg Chappell in 1975–76
  • Greg Chappell – under Ian Chappell in 1975, then promoted to captain
  • Craig Serjeant – under Bob Simpson in 1977–78 vs India (first four tests), when he was dropped
  • Graham Yallop – under Bob Simpson in 1977–78 vs India (5th test) – when he was replaced by Jeff Thomson
  • Jeff Thomson – under Bob Simpson in 1977–78 vs West Indies
  • Gary Cosier – under Graham Yallop in 1978 (2 tests), when he was dropped
  • John Maclean – under Graham Yallop in 1978–79, when he was dropped
  • Kim Hughes – under Graham Yallop and under Greg Chappell from 1979 to 1983
  • Rod Marsh – under Greg Chappell and under Kim Hughes in 1981
  • Greg Chappell – under Kim Hughes in 1983–84 vs Pakistan
  • Allan Border – under Kim Hughes from 1983–84 to 1984–85, then promoted to captain when Hughes resigned
  • Rodney Hogg – under Kim Hughes in 1984–85 vs West Indies, when he was dropped
  • Andrew Hilditch – under Kim Hughes in 1979 and under Allan Border in England in 1985, when he was dropped
  • Ray Bright – under Allan Border from 1985 to 1986
  • Graeme Wood – under Allan Border from 1986 to 1988
  • Geoff Marsh – under Allan Border from 1988 to 1992, when he was dropped
  • Mark Taylor – under Allan Border from 1992 to 1994, dropped at one point, re-selected and re-appointed, and later promoted to captain
  • Ian Healy – under Mark Taylor from 1994 to 1997, when he was made to step aside for Steve Waugh[citation needed]
  • Steve Waugh – under Mark Taylor from 1997 to 1999, then promoted to captain
  • Shane Warne – under Steve Waugh from 1999 to 2000, dropped at one point, re-selected and later sacked from the position[4]
  • Adam Gilchrist – under Steve Waugh from August 2000 to April 2003, when he was made to step aside for Ricky Ponting[citation needed]
  • Ricky Ponting – under Steve Waugh from April 2003 to 2004, then promoted to captain
  • Adam Gilchrist – under Ricky Ponting from 2004 to 2008, when he was replaced by Michael Clarke
  • Michael Clarke – under Ricky Ponting from April 2008 to January 2011, then promoted to captain
  • Brad Haddin – under Michael Clarke from 2011 to 2012, when he was replaced by Shane Watson
  • Shane Watson – under Michael Clarke, from 2012 to April 2013, when he resigned from the position
  • Brad Haddin – under Michael Clarke from April 2013 to December 2014, and under Steve Smith from December 2014 to January 2015, (during 2014–15 Indian Test series) when he was made to step aside for Steve Smith
  • Steve Smith – under Michael Clarke from December 2014[5] to August 2015, then promoted to captain temporarily during 2014–15 India Test series with Clarke injured and later promoted permanently after 2015 Ashes series
  • David Warner – under Steve Smith from August 2015[6] to March 2018, when he stood down following a ball-tampering scandal[7]
  • Josh Hazlewood (jointly with Mitchell Marsh) – under Tim Paine from September 2018[8] to January 2019, when he was injured[9]
  • Mitchell Marsh (jointly with Josh Hazlewood) – under Tim Paine from September 2018[10] to January 2019, when he was dropped
  • Pat Cummins (jointly with Travis Head) – under Tim Paine from January 2019[11]
  • Travis Head (jointly with Pat Cummins) – under Tim Paine from January 2019[12]

One Day International captainsEdit

This is a complete list of every man who has captained Australia in at least one One Day International.

Australian ODI captains
Number Name Period of captaincy Played Won Lost Tied No result Winning rate
1 Bill Lawry 1971 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
2 Ian Chappell6 1972–1975 11 6 5 0 0 54.55%
3 Greg Chappell 1975–1983 49 21 25 0 3 45.65%
4 Bob Simpson 1978 2 1 1 0 0 50.00%
5 Graham Yallop 1979 4 2 1 0 1 66.67%
6 Kim Hughes 1979–1984 49 21 23 1 4 47.77%
7 David Hookes 1983 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
8 Allan Border 1985–1994 178 107 67 1 3 60.42%
9 Ray Bright 1986 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
10 Geoff Marsh 1987–1991 4 3 1 0 0 75.00%
11 Mark Taylor 1992–97 67 36 30 1 0 54.47%
12 Ian Healy 1996–1997 8 5 3 0 0 62.50%
13 Steve Waugh 1997–2002 106 67 35 3 1 65.23%
14 Shane Warne 1998–1999 11 10 1 0 0 90.91%
15 Adam Gilchrist 2001–2007 17 12 4 0 1 75.00%
16 Ricky Ponting7 2002–2012 229 164 51 2 12 76.03%
17 Michael Hussey 2006–2007 4 0 4 0 0 0.00%
18 Michael Clarke 2008–2015 74 50 21 0 3 70.42%
19 Cameron White 2011 1 1 0 0 0 100.00%
20 Shane Watson 2012–2013 9 5 3 1 0 61.11%
21 George Bailey 2013–2015 29 16 10 0 3 61.53%
22 Steve Smith 2015–2018 51 25 23 0 3 52.08%
23 David Warner 2016 3 3 0 0 0 100.00%
24 Aaron Finch 2017–present 27 17 10 0 0 62.96%
25 Tim Paine 2018 5 0 5 0 0 0.00%
Grand total 932 566 323 9 34 63.53%

Notes:

  • Source: [1]
  • 6Ian Chappell also captained the Australians against a Rest of the World XI in three one-day matches in 1971/2. The series was tied one-all, with one match abandoned without a ball being bowled. These games are not now recognised as official ODIs.
  • 7Ricky Ponting also captained the ICC World XI in the first ODI played as part of the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal. The ICC World XI won that game.

Twenty20 International captainsEdit

Ricky Ponting was Australia's first captain in Twenty20 Internationals. On occasions when Ponting was unavailable, vice-captain Adam Gilchrist filled the role. In December 2007, Ponting was rested from the team to give the younger players exposure. Although vice-captain Gilchrist was in the team, 26-year-old Michael Clarke was selected as captain. Ponting called him the "obvious choice" and Clarke had been predicted to be the next full-time captain of Australia once Ponting stepped down from the captaincy.[13] With Gilchrist's retirement from all forms of representative cricket at the end of the 2007–08 season, Clarke was promoted to the regular vice-captain's position.[14] Thereafter, Cameron White was promoted as the captain, but George Bailey has taken over the captaincy in the two match series against India.[15]

This is a complete list of every man who has captained Australia in at least one T20 International.

Australian T20I captains
Number Name Period of captaincy Played Won Lost Tied No result Winning rate
1 Ricky Ponting 2005–2009 17 7 10 0 0 41.17%
2 Adam Gilchrist 2007 2 1 1 0 0 50.00%
3 Michael Clarke 2007–2010 18 12 4 1 1 73.52%
4 Brad Haddin 2009 2 1 1 0 0 50.00%
5 Cameron White 2011 6 2 4 0 0 33.33%
6 George Bailey 2012–2014 28 14 13 1 0 51.78%
7 Aaron Finch 2014–present 25 11 13 0 1 45.83%
8 Steve Smith 2015–2016 8 4 4 0 0 50.00%
9 Shane Watson 2016 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
10 David Warner 2016–2018 9 8 1 0 0 88.88%
Grand total 115 59 52 2 2 53.09%

Rebel captainsEdit

Captains of World Series Cricket teams (during the Packer split) and of the Rebel Australian XI to visit apartheid South Africa in 1985–86 are as follows:

World Series Cricket 1977–78 and 1978–79Edit

Ian Chappell captained the WSC Australians in five Supertests in 1977–78, winning one and losing four. His brother Greg Chappell took over for a sixth Supertest, which the WSC Australians won. In 1978–79 in Australia Ian Chappell captained the WSC Australians in four Supertests, winning one, losing two and drawing the other one. In the same season in the West Indies, Ian Chappell went on to captain in five Supertests, winning one, losing one and drawing three.

South Africa 1985–86 and 1986–87Edit

Kim Hughes captained a Rebel Australian XI to South Africa in 1985–86. He captained his Australian XI in 3 Rebel "Tests", losing one of them and drawing the other two. He also captained in another rebel tour in 1986–87 in 4 Rebel "Tests", losing one of them and drawing the other three.

Youth cricketEdit

Test match captainsEdit

This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australia Under-19 cricket team for at least one match. Where a player has a dagger (†) next to a Test match series in which he captained at least one Test, that denotes that player was captain for a minor proportion in a series.

The table of results is complete to the one Test against England in 2015.

Australian Under-19 Test match captains
Number Name Year Opposition Location Played Won Lost Drawn
1 Darryl Smith 1978–79 England Australia 2 0 0 2
2 Laurie Potter 1980–81 Pakistan Pakistan 3 0 2 1
3 Mike Veletta 1981–82 Pakistan Australia 3 0 1 2
1983 England England 3 2 1 0
Total 6 2 2 2
4 Jamie McPhee 1983–84 Sri Lanka Australia 3 1 0 2
5 Dean Reynolds 1984–85 India India 3 1 0 2
1984–85 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0
1985–86 New Zealand Australia 3 0 0 3
1986–87 India Australia 3 2 0 1
Total 10 3 1 6
6 Geoff Parker 1986–87 New Zealand New Zealand 3 2 0 1
7 Stuart Law 1987–88 West Indies Australia 1 0 1 0
8 Matthew May 1988–89 New Zealand Australia 3 2 0 1
9 Jason Gallian 1989–90 England Australia 2 0 0 2
10 Jamie Cox 1990 West Indies West Indies 3 2 0 1
11 Damien Martyn 1991 England England 3 1 1 1
12 Nathan Ashley 1992–93 New Zealand New Zealand 2 0 1 1
13 Rob Baker 1993–94 India India 3 1 1 1
14 Adam Smith 1994–95 India Australia 3 2 0 1
15 Clinton Peake 1995–96 New Zealand Australia 3 2 1 0
16 Brad Haddin 1996–97 Pakistan Pakistan 2 1 0 1
17 Tim Anderson 1997–98 Pakistan Australia 3 0 0 3
18 Michael Klinger 1999 England England 3 1 1 1
19 Nathan Hauritz 2000–01 Sri Lanka Australia 2 2 0 0
20 Tim Welsford 2000–01† Sri Lanka Australia 1 1 0 0
21 Greg Hunt 2002–03 England Australia 3 2 1 0
22 Tom Beaton 2009 India Australia 1 0 1 0
23 Mitchell Marsh 2009 India Australia 1 1 0 0
24 Seb Gotch 2009 India Australia 1 1 0 0
25 Jake Doran 2015 England England 1 0 0 1
Grand total 68 26 14 28

Youth One-Day International captainsEdit

This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australia Under-19 cricket team for at least one Under-19 One Day International. The table of results is complete to the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup. Australia won the World Cup in 1987–88 and 2001–02.

Australian Under-19 ODI captains
Number Name Year Played Won Tied Lost No result
1 Braddon Green 1977 2 1 0 1 0
2 Darryl Smith 1978–79 1 1 0 0 0
3 Mike Veletta 1983 2 1 0 1 0
4 Jamie McPhee 1983–84 3 2 0 1 0
5 Dean Reynolds 1984–85 to 1986–87 12 10 0 2 0
6 Geoff Parker 1986–87 to 1987–88 12 11 0 1 0
7 Matthew May 1988–89 3 3 0 0 0
8 Jason Gallian 1989–90 2 2 0 0 0
9 Damien Martyn 1991 2 2 0 0 0
10 Nathan Ashley 1992–93 3 2 0 1 0
11 Rob Baker 1993–94 1 0 0 1 0
12 Adam Smith 1994–95 3 2 0 1 0
13 Clinton Peake 1995–96 3 1 0 2 0
14 Brad Haddin 1996–97 1 0 1 0 0
15 Tim Anderson 1997–98 9 8 0 1 0
16 Michael Klinger 1999 3 2 0 1 0
17 Nathan Hauritz 1999–2000 to 2000–01 3 2 0 1 0
18 Michael Clarke 1999–2000 5 3 0 2 0
19 Tim Welsford 2000–01 3 0 0 1 2
20 Cameron White 2001–02 8 8 0 0 0
21 Greg Hunt 2002–03 5 4 0 1 0
22 Tim Paine 2003–04 8 6 0 2 0
23 Usman Khawaja 2005–06 5 1 0 4 0
24 Moises Henriques 2005–06 5 4 0 1 0
25 Simon Keen 2006–07 1 1 0 0 0
26 Michael Hill 2006–07 2 2 0 0 2
27 Phillip Hughes 2006–07 1 0 0 1 0
28 Daniel Burns 2006–07 1 0 0 1 0
29 Jeremy Smith 2006–07 1 0 0 1 0
30 Sam Robson 2006–07 1 0 0 1 0
31 Tim Buszard 2007 3 0 0 3 0
32 Mitchell Marsh 2009–10 7 5 0 2 0
33 Tom Triffitt 2009 1 0 0 1 0
34 Tim Armstrong 2009 2 1 0 1 0
35 Jason Floros 2009 2 1 0 1 0
36 Tom Beaton 2009 1 0 0 1 0
37 Luke Doran 2009 1 1 0 0 0
38 Sebastian Gotch 2011 3 1 0 2 0
39 Cameron Bancroft 2011 2 0 0 2 0
40 Kurtis Patterson 2011–12 4 2 0 2 0
41 Ashton Turner 2011 2 1 0 1 0
42 Will Bosisto 2012 13 8 0 5 0
43 Damien Mortimer 2013 7 4 0 3 0
44 Jake Doran 2013 1 0 1 0 0
45 Alex Gregory 2013–14 10 3 0 7 0
46 Ben McDermott 2013 2 1 0 1 0
47 Jaron Morgan 2013–14 3 1 0 2 0
Grand total 189 114 1 70 4

Women's cricketEdit

Test match captainsEdit

This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australian women's cricket team for at least one women's Test match (not including vice-captains and other players who have deputised on the field for any period of time during a match where the captain has been unable to play). Where a player has a dagger (†) next to a Test match series in which he captained at least one Test, that denotes that player deputised for the appointed captain or were appointed by the home authority for a minor proportion in a series.

The table of results is complete up to the only Test against England in July 2019.

Australian women's Test match captains
Number Name Year Opposition Location Played Won Lost Drawn
1 Margaret Peden 1934–35 England Australia 3 0 2 1
1937 England England 3 1 1 1
Total 6 1 3 2
2 Mollie Dive 1947–48 New Zealand New Zealand 1 1 0 0
1948–49 England Australia 3 1 0 2
1951 England England 3 1 1 1
Total 7 3 1 3
3 Una Paisley 1956–57 New Zealand Australia 1 1 0 0
1957–58 England Australia 3 0 0 3
Total 4 1 0 3
4 Muriel Picton 1960–61 New Zealand New Zealand 1 0 0 1
1968–69 England Australia 3 0 0 3
Total 4 0 0 4
5 Mary Allitt 1963 England England 3 0 1 2
6 Miriam Knee 1971–72 New Zealand Australia 1 0 1 0
7 Wendy Blunsden 1974–75 New Zealand New Zealand 1 0 0 1
8 Anne Gordon 1975–76 West Indies West Indies 2 0 0 2
1976 England England 3 0 0 3
Total 5 0 0 5
9 Margaret Jennings 1976–77 India Australia 1 1 0 0
10 Sharon Tredrea 1978–79 New Zealand Australia 3 1 0 2
1984–85† England Australia 1 0 0 1
Total 4 1 0 3
11 Jill Kennare 1983–84 India India 4 0 0 4
12 Raelee Thompson 1984–85 England Australia 4 2 1 1
13 Lyn Larsen 1987 England England 3 1 0 2
1989–90 New Zealand New Zealand 3 1 0 2
1990–91 India Australia 3 2 0 1
1991–92 England Australia 1 1 0 0
Total 10 5 0 5
14 Belinda Clark[16] 1994–95 New Zealand New Zealand 1 0 0 1
1995–96 New Zealand Australia 1 0 0 1
1998 England England 3 0 0 3
2001 England England 2 2 0 0
2002–03 England Australia 2 1 0 1
2005 England England 2 0 1 1
Total 10 3 1 6
15 Karen Rolton[17]
 
2005–06 India Australia 1 1 0 0
2007–08 England Australia 1 0 1 0
Total 2 1 1 0
16 Jodie Fields[18]
 
2009 England England 1 0 0 1
2013 England England 1 0 0 1
2013–14 England Australia 1 0 1 0
Total 3 0 1 2
17 Alex Blackwell
 
2010–11 England Australia 1 1 0 0
18 Meg Lanning
 
2015 England Australia 1 1 0 0
2019 England England 1 0 0 1
Total 2 1 0 1
19 Rachael Haynes
 
2017–18 England Australia 1 0 0 1
Grand total[19] 74 20 10 43

Women's One-Day International captainsEdit

This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australian women's cricket team for at least one women's One-Day International. The table of results is complete to the third ODI against England on 9 January 2011. Australia won the World Cup in 1977/8, 1981/2, 1988/9, 1997/8 and 2004/5.

Australian women's ODI captains
Number Name Year Played Won Tied Lost No result
1 Miriam Knee 1973 6 4 0 1 1
2 Anne Gordon 1976 3 1 0 2 0
3 Margaret Jennings 1978 3 3 0 0 0
4 Sharon Tredrea 1982–1988 15 14 1 0 0
5 Jill Kennare 1984 4 4 0 0 0
6 Raelee Thompson 1985 3 3 0 0 0
7 Denise Emerson 1985 3 2 0 1 0
8 Lyn Larsen 1986–1993 40 27 0 11 2
9 Karen Brown 1991 1 1 0 0 0
10 Christina Matthews 1993 1 1 0 0 0
11 Belinda Clark 1994–2005 101 83 0 17 1
12 Karen Rolton 2001–2009 43 30 0 13 0
13 Lisa Sthalekar 2006 3 3 0 0 0
14 Alex Blackwell 2009–2012 13 12 0 1 0
15 Jodie Fields 2009–2013 29 18 0 9 2
16 Meg Lanning 2014–present 20 16 0 4 0
17 Rachael Haynes 2017 5 4 0 1 0
Grand total[20] 291 222 1 59 6

Women's Twenty20 International captainsEdit

This is a list of cricketers who have captained the Australian women's cricket team for at least one women's Twenty20 International.

Australian women's Twenty20 International captains
Number Name Year Played Won Tied Lost No result
1 Belinda Clark 2005 1 1 0 0 0
2 Karen Rolton 2006–2009 13 8 1 4 0
3 Jodie Fields 2009–2013 26 16 0 10 0
4 Alex Blackwell 2010–2011 19 7 1 11 0
5 Meg Lanning 2014–present 34 25 0 9 0
6 Rachael Haynes 2017 3 1 0 2 0
Grand total[21] 96 58 2 36 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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