Asghar Afghan becomes most successful T20I skipper, overtakes MS Dhoni

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Mar 21, 11:45 AM

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Afghanistan T20I captain Asghar Afghan has become the most successful skipper in the shortest format of the game, winning 42 matches, the most by any skipper in the game’s history. With his latest win, the third T20I against Zimbabwe, he overtook arguably the greatest skipper in World cricket Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India in the category of ‘most wins as a T20I skipper’. 

Dhoni, 40, who retired from all forms of international cricket last year, had captained India in 72 matches and won 41 of them with a win percentage of 59.28. His last game as T20I skipper was the semi-final of the 2016 T20 World Cup, which took place in India. 

Afghan, on the other hand, has captained in 52 of the 72 T20Is that he has played for Afghanistan, winning 42 and losing just nine of them. The 33-year-old also has the highest win percentage among all captains from the Test-playing nations. His win percentage of 81.73 is second only to Spanish skipper Christian Munoz-Mills, among players who captained their national side more than or equal to 10 times.  The Spaniard has a win percentage of 81.81, having lost just two of his 11 games as skipper. 

With the 47 runs win against Zimbabwe, Afghanistan also made a clean sweep of the three-match series, having won the previous two games comfortable as well.

  • Asghar Afghan
  • MS Dhoni
  • AFG
  • IND
  • ZIM vs AFG 2021

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