Following the hard-earned four-wicket victory against West Indies on Friday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became India's most successful captain in One-Day Internationals played away from home.
This was Dhoni’s 59th win as captain in away ODIs, going past Sourav Ganguly, who held the previous Indian record with 58 wins in away One-Day matches.
Rajneesh Gupta presents detailed statistical analysis of Dhoni's captaincy record in ODIs.
Dhoni as captain in ODIs:
The following table gives details of Dhoni's performance against each opponent at home. Australia is the only opponent against which Dhoni has registered more losses than wins at home.
Dhoni as captain in ODIs at home:
Dhoni as captain in ODIs away from home:
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The following table gives details of India's most successful captains at home. Dhoni is just two short of equalling Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 40 wins at home.
Most successful Indian captains in ODIs at home:
Most successful Indian captains in ODIs away from home:
Dhoni has now allowed his duties as captain to affect his batting capabilities. He averages more than 50 both at home and abroad with the bat while leading the side, which is no mean achievement. And Dhoni has to don the wicket-keeping gloves all the time as well while on the field!
Dhoni's batting record as captain in ODIs:
Most prolific captains with the bat at home (Minimum 50 matches):
|MS Dhoni (Ind)||63||2271||139*||61.37||92.35||4||15|
|Hansie Cronje (SA)||51||1652||87*||42.35||77.96||0||14|
|Mohammad Azharuddin (Ind)||58||1746||153*||40.60||86.00||1||12|
|Graeme Smith (SA)||63||2376||141||40.27||87.38||5||18|
|Ricky Ponting (Aus)||89||3093||134*||39.65||81.03||10||15|
|Stephen Fleming (NZ)||81||2249||115*||34.60||71.46||3||14|
|Allan Border (Aus)||114||2647||127*||29.74||71.54||2||15|
Most prolific captains with the bat away from home (Minimum 50 matches):
|MS Dhoni (India)||111||3595||109*||53.65||82.70||2||27|
|Ricky Ponting (Aus)||141||5404||164||45.03||84.83||12||36|
|Clive Lloyd (WI)||77||1802||102||40.04||81.64||1||11|
|Viv Richards (WI)||79||2523||181||38.81||92.11||3||17|
|Mohammad Azharuddin (Ind)||116||3493||108||38.81||75.16||3||25|
|Graeme Smith (SA)||87||3040||134*||38.00||79.97||3||19|