Young guns: Youngest cricketers to become Test captains

Mar 23, 2017, 06:02 IST | mid-day online correspondent

On this day in 1962, ex Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi became the youngest player to captain a Test team. We look at the youngest Test captains and their records when they led their national side

On this day in 1962, ex Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi became the youngest player to captain a Test team. We look at the youngest Test captains and their records when they led their national side.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi - 21 years, 77 days
Stats as skipper: Team - India. Played - 40. Won- 9. Lost - 19. Draw - 12. First Test as captain - 23 March 1962.

Angelo Mathews - 25 years, 279 days
Angelo Mathews
Stats as skipper: Team - Sri Lanka. Played - 23. Won - 10. Draw - 8. Lost - 5. First Test as captain - 8 May 2013 

Tatenda Taibu - 20 years, 358 days
Tatenda Taibu

Stats as skipper: Team - Zimbabwe. Played - 10. Won - 0. Lost - 9. Draw - 1. First Test as captain - 6 May 2004.

Waqar Younis - 22 years, 15 days

waqar younis
Stats as skipper: Team - Pakistan. Played - 17. Won - 10. Lost 7. Draw - 0. First Test as captain - 1 December 1993.

Graeme Smith - 22 years, 82 days
Graeme Smith
Stats as skipper: Team - South Africa. Played - 108. Won - 53. Lost - 28. Draw - 27. First Test as captain - 24 April 2003.

Shakib Al Hasan - 22 years, 115 days
Shakib Al Hasan

Stats as skipper: Team - Bangladesh. Played - 9. Won - 1. Lost - 8. Draw - 0. First Test as captain - 17 July 2009.

Ian Craig - 22 years 194 days
Team - Australia. Played - 5. Won - 3. Lost - 0. Draw - 2. First Test - 23 December 1957.

Javed Miandad - 22 years, 260 days
Javed Miandad

Stats as skipper: Team - Pakistan. Played - 35. Won - 16. Lost - 5. Draw - 14. First Test as captain - 27 February 1980.

Murray Bisset - 22 years, 306 days
Stats as skipper: Team - South Africa. Played - 2. Won - 0. Lost - 2. Draw - 0. First Test - 14 February 1899.

Mohammad Ashraful - 22 years, 353 days
Mohammad Ashraful
Stats as skipper: Team - Bangladesh. Played - 10. Won - 0. Lost - 9. Draw - 1. First Test as captain - 25 June 2007.

Monty Bowden - 23 years, 144 days
Stats as skipper: Team - England. Played 1. Won - 1. Lost - 0. Draw - 0. First Test as captain - 25 March 1889.

(All Pics/ AFP)

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