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Home > Cricket > Statistics

Taibu is the youngest ODI captain

Rajneesh Gupta | April 20, 2004

Tatenda Taibu became the youngest ever player to captain his side in One-Day Internationals when he led Zimbabwe against Sri Lankain Bulawayo on Tuesday.

Taibu, at 20 years 342 days, chopped Pakistan's Waqar Younis's record quite comfortably. Waqar had led Pakistan for the first time at the age of 21 years, 354 days.

One of the shortest players to play international cricket, Taibu started his ODI careeragainst the West Indiesat Harare in June 2001.

The accompanying table lists the youngest captains in One-Day Internationals:

20 yrs 342 daysT TaibuZimSLBulawayo QSC20 Apr 2004
21 yrs 354 daysWaqar YounisPakWISharjah05 Nov 1993
22 yrs 71 daysGC SmithSAIndDhaka13 Apr 2003
23 yrs 126 daysSR TendulkarIndSLColombo RPS28 Aug 1996
23 yrs 162 daysJaved MiandadPakWIKarachi21 Nov 1980
23 yrs 196 daysMoin KhanPakIndSharjah07 Apr 1995
23 yrs 249 daysKapil DevIndSLAmritsar12 Sep 1982
23 yrs 338 daysADR CampbellZimAusColombo RPS26 Aug 1996
23 yrs 358 daysSP FlemingNZ SLChristchurch25 Mar 1997

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