Imran Khan leads the ICC Poll for best captain

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Jan, 2021. 10:36 am

Cricket legend and current Prime Minister of Pakistan lead the poll launched by the International Cricket Council, for the best captain.

According to the media reports, more than 362,000 people have voted so far and Imran Khan is leading with 50 percent votes with hashtag #ImranKhan trending on top.

The options given by the ICC include current India captain Virat Kholi, former South African captain AB de Villiers, current captain of Australia’s women Team Meg Lanning and former Pakistan team captain Imran Khan.

The ICC said that for these four players the captaincy stood out for them and became a blessing for them. It said that for these players the averages improved when they became leaders of their dressing room.

“You decide which of these ‘pacesetters’ were the best among these geniuses!” said the ICC.

The ICC tweets show that Virat Kohli’s average shot up to 73.88 from 51.29 in ODIs when he took over the captaincy.

On the other hand, South Africa’s Ab de Villiers average was 45.97 when he was not the captain but during the captaincy, the average shot up to 63.94.

Meanwhile, Meg Lanning also saw a spike in her average when she became the captain. The stats show that when she was not the captain she was averaging 43.87 but while playing as the skipper her average rose to 60.93.

Whereas Imran Khan had a test average of 25.43 with the bat and 25.53 with the bowl in the Tests. However, the world cup winning skipper’s Test average was 52.34 and bowling average was 20.26 when he was captaining.

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