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Figure out captain cool Dhoni's Test career!

By Rajneesh Gupta
December 30, 2014 18:16 IST
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits out. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement will leave a huge void in Indian cricket. The right-hander made quite an impact with the bat lower down the order and also excelled as the captain in Test cricket in what proved to be an impressive career in the longer format.

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Dhoni finished as the most successful Indian skipper with 27 wins from 60 Tests for a success percentage of 45.

The only blemish was India's poor overseas record under his captaincy, with just six wins from 30 matches as compared to 21 wins from the same number of matches at home.

Dhoni was a very handy batsman down the order and was capable of changing the course of a match in a matter of a few overs. The right-hander finished with a healthy batting record of 4876 runs in 90 Tests at an average of 38, while accounting for 256 catches and 38 stumpings behind the wickets.

Rajneesh Gupta presents detailed statistical analysis of Dhoni’s record in Test cricket:

CAPTAINCY RECORD:

Country

Mts

Won

Lost

Drawn

Win%

v Australia

13

4

8

1

30.76

v Bangladesh

1

1

0

0

100.00

v England

15

3

9

3

20.00

v New Zealand

9

4

1

4

44.44

v South Africa

8

3

3

2

37.50

v Sri Lanka

6

3

1

2

50.00

v West Indies

8

5

0

3

62.50

Home

30

21

3

6

70.00

Away

30

6

15

9

20.00

Total

60

27

18

15

45.00

BATTING RECORD:

Performance against each country:

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

0s

v Australia

19

990

224

35.35

60.29

1

5

2

v Bangladesh

3

193

89

96.50

70.95

0

2

0

v England

21

1157

99

33.05

51.42

0

12

5

v New Zealand

9

599

98

54.45

59.36

0

6

0

v Pakistan

5

323

148

64.60

73.91

1

2

0

v South Africa

12

647

132*

34.05

55.96

1

2

1

v Sri Lanka

9

491

110

49.10

65.72

2

2

0

v West Indies

12

476

144

26.44

64.67

1

2

2

Home

42

2380

224

45.76

59.55

5

15

3

Away

48

2496

148

32.84

58.68

1

18

7

TOTAL

90

4876

224

38.09

59.11

6

33

10

Performance in each country:

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

0s

in Australia

9

311

57*

19.43

46.34

0

1

2

in Bangladesh

3

193

89

96.50

70.95

0

2

0

in England

12

778

92

37.04

54.40

0

8

3

in India

42

2380

224

45.76

59.55

5

15

3

in New Zealand

4

:272

68

54.40

60.44

0

3

0

in Pakistan

3

179

148

59.66

89.05

1

0

0

in South Africa

7

370

90

28.46

63.03

0

1

1

in Sri Lanka

3

128

76

32.00

58.18

0

1

0

in West Indies

7

265

74

22.08

62.79

0

2

1

Performance in each match innings:

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

0s

1st match innings

41

1609

144

42.34

60.53

2

13

1

2nd match innings

49

1917

224

41.67

59.07

4

11

4

3rd match innings

37

921

90

30.70

58.84

0

8

4

4th match innings

37

429

76*

30.64

54.92

0

1

1

 

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

0s

1st team innings

90

3526

224

41.97

59.73

6

24

5

2nd team innings

74

1350

90

30.68

57.54

0

9

5

Performance in WON / LOST/ DRAWN matches:

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

0s

in WON matches

36

2033

224

48.40

63.35

4

12

2

in DRAWN matches

30

1591

148

39.77

58.36

2

11

3

in LOST matches

24

1252

90

27.21

54.10

0

10

5

Performance at each batting position:

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

0s

3rd position

2

105

68*

105.00

72.41

0

1

0

5th position

3

54

20

27.00

66.66

0

0

0

6th position

17

1218

224

55.36

59.73

2

8

1

7th position

68

2871

110

30.54

55.96

2

20

8

8th position

11

628

144

69.77

73.53

2

4

1

Performance under each captain:

 

Mts

Runs

Hs

Avg

SR

100s

50s

0s

R Dravid

19

956

148

36.76

72.69

1

6

1

V Sehwag

1

63

49

31.50

76.82

0

0

0

A Kumble

10

403

57

26.86

45.84

0

3

1

MS Dhoni

60

3454

224

40.63

57.82

5

24

8

WICKETKEEPING RECORDS:

Performance against each country:

 

Mts

Dis

Ct

St

v Australia

19

71

56

15

v Bangladesh

3

15

12

3

v England

21

67

63

4

v New Zealand

9

33

28

5

v Pakistan

5

10

9

1

v South Africa

12

28

27

1

v Sri Lanka

9

22

21

1

v West Indies

12

48

40

8

Home

42

127

102

25

Away

48

167

154

13

TOTAL

90

294

256

38

Wicket-keeping record in each calendar year:

Year

Mts

Dis

Ct

St

2005

3

6

5

1

2006

12

44

36

8

2007

8

17

14

3

2008

12

31

26

5

2009

5

22

21

1

2010

13

48

41

7

2011

12

50

47

3

2012

8

16

13

3

2013

8

22

16

6

2014

9

38

37

1

Performance in each calendar year:

Year

Mts

Won

Lost

Drawn

Win%

2008

5

4

0

1

80.00

2009

5

3

0

2

60.00

2010

13

7

3

3

53.84

2011

12

3

5

4

25.00

2012

8

3

4

1

37.50

2013

8

6

1

1

75.00

2014

9

1

5

3

11.11

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