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My cousin was a very successful World Cup captain. My father and son both played Test cricket.
I won my first 26 World Cup matches as captain.
I was known as an innovative captain. I sent a pinch hitter to open the batting, and opened the bowling with a spinner. I led my side to the 1992 WC SF.
I may have captained only 2 matches for my country, but I'm the only player to play in the first 6 World Cups.
I only captained 1 World Cup match, but it was a classic. I pointed my bat at the bowler, only to be bowled next ball. That night my side was eliminated from the World Cup.
I am the only captain to win a World Cup Final on a home ground.
I led my side to the title in the first 2 World Cups.
I wasn't able to accomplish much as a World Cup captain, but I did break the record for the highest individual Test score, not once but twice.
I took my country to its first and only World Cup title. Before this victory, my side never had a winning record in the World Cup.
I used to play for Australia, before captaining against them in my country's first World Cup match.
I may have captained my side in a World Cup unsuccessfully, but my finest moments came as a player. In 1996 I earned two consecutive Man of the Matches in the SF and F.
I led my side to a World Cup SF. Despite not losing the match, we could not advance to the final on a technicality. I was later banned for life for my role in a match-fixing.
I played in the first 5 World Cups and captained in 3 of them. As captain, I led my side to 2 Semi Finals and 1 World Cup title, after which I promptly retired.
After losing 2 of our first 3 matches, I led my side to an undefeated run of 7 matches to win the title.
My side was eliminated in the 1st round only 4 days after the start of the tournament, and my side's head coach was found dead in his hotel room.
I was the first captain of my country in 1996, and led my side to an upset victory over the West Indies.
I led my side to the 2011 World Cup Semi Final, and was the leading wicket taker in the tournament.
I captained my country in 3 World Cups, and led my side to 2 Semi Finals. I've captained the 2nd most matches in ODI history.
I forget to add one, and it eliminated my team from the World Cup.
In 2007 my side was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.
I took my side to the 2011 World Cup final. Besides Bradman and Lara, I have scored the most double centuries in Test cricket.
I scored a century in a World Cup Final. As captain in the 1987 World Cup, my side failed to qualify for the World Cup semi final stage for the first time.
I'd like to forget the World Cup Final I captained, and remember the World Cup Final I played as a player, in which I took two wickets in two balls to lead my side to the title.
I captained in 3 World Cups and led my side to a World Cup Semi Final at home, a match which was awarded to the opposition.
I captained only 1 World Cup match. I died after being punched by a hotel bouncer outside a pub.
I was the youngest player to have represented my country in Test cricket, having made my debut at the age of 18. I led my side to the 2011 World Cup Semi Final.
In my country's first ODI, which was in the WC, I was MOM as I led my side to victory over Australia. I later went onto become coach of England and India.
I refused to wear a helmet while facing Alan Donald....and then I got hit on the head.
I led my side to a World Cup Semi Final in my only World Cup as a captain in 2003. I was also once the player of the tournament.
My only World Cup campaign as captain in 2007 didn't go well. We lost to Bangladesh, and were eliminated in the first round.
I am only the second male player of Samoan heritage to play cricket for my country.
Despite not being a Test playing nation, I led my side to a World Cup Semi Final.
I was once the #1 ranked Test batsman in the world. I wore a black armband to protest the death of democracy in my country.
Despite being upset by an Associate nation, I took my side to the 1996 Semi Final, only to lose in the final over by 5 runs.
In my only World Cup campaign as captain, I led my side to the 2007 World Cup Final, which we lost. I scored a century in the Semi Final and was the Man of the Match.
Although I'm primarily a batsman, in the 1987 World Cup Final, I came onto bowl and took a wicket with my first ball
I scored the first ODI century for my country, held the record for the highest ODI score for a time, and led my side to a World Cup title.
I played in 3 World Cup Finals, 1 as captain, and I lost all of them.
I led my side to a World Cup Final, but everyone remembers me for playing a reverse sweep in the final.
My side pulled off quite a few upsets in 2007, defeating India and South Africa.
I strongly believe my side would have advanced to the 2003 Super Sixes, but my board forced my team to forfeit one of our matches, which cost us qualification.
Before Kevin O'Brien and Matthew Hayden, I held the record for the fastest World cup century.
In my country's only World Cup to date in 2003, my side was winless. The World Cup record for best bowling figures was taken against my side.
Despite my 2011 World Cup campaign being a roller coaster, I've won two Ashes.
My only World Cup campaign as captain in 2003 went pretty well. We defeated every side except one, losing to them once in the group stage, and then again to them in the Final.
In 1999, I led my side to an ODI victory that eventually served as the basis for my side being granted Test status.
I lost a World Cup final to a side my team had forfeited a match to earlier in the tournament.
I was a wicketkeeper captain on Test debut. In my only World Cup, I led my side to the Quarter Final, where I scored 89, my highest ODI score in my career of 37 matches.
My side played all 3 of its ODI's in the World Cup, and we'll never play another ODI ever.
As co-hosts for the first time in 2011, and playing all our matches at home, my side only failed to qualify for the QF's on net run rate
I was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1993, scored the most Test runs in the 1990's, have an OBE and have gates at the Vauxhall End at the Oval named after me.
We might have lost all our matches, but my side walked in the opening ceremony wearing shorts that are famous for being from my country.
I was captain during the Pedalo incident. I was also the captain when my side regained the Ashes in 2005 after eighteen years.
I captained my side in 2 World Cups, choking in a Semi Final in one, and in a Quarter Final in another. In Test cricket I was once involved in a world record stand of 415.
I lost all my 6 World Cup matches as captain. I used to play Test cricket for South Africa, and then returned to play Test cricket 22 years and 222 days later.
I became the first person from St. Lucia to play international cricket.
In the only World Cup match I captained, my side became the first non Test playing nation to defeat a Test playing nation in an ODI.
I captained my country for 2 matches in the 2007 World Cup. We did not win any of our matches, and even lost to fellow Associates Netherlands.
Under my captaincy, in my sides World Cup debut, we tied with Zimbabwe, defeated Pakistan, qualified for the Super Eights and defeated Bangladesh.
I was a wicketkeeper captain. My side recorded its second World Cup win under my captaincy, when we defeated Kenya in 2011.
I'm currently an ICC match referee. I'm the cousin of a Oscar winning actor, and my younger brother also captained my country.
I helped my side qualify for the World Cup in the first ever World Cup Qualifier. Unfortunately my side didn't play in the World Cup again for another 24 years.
I was the captain of my side in 2003. My side recorded our first World Cup win with against Bangladesh.
I was captain for one match in the 2007 World Cup. My team took the world by surprise by qualifying for the Super Eights. I was awarded the MBE in 2010.
I captained my side to a shock victory over England and I was the 2009 Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year.
I have an OBE, but I never won the Ashes and I captained my side in the 1996 World Cup campaign where we failed to defeat any other test playing nation.
I represented New Zealand in the 2002 U/19 World Cup, before switching to the current Associate nation I play for. I captained a winless campaign in 2011.
I captained my side in the 1983 World Cup, and I'm the only captain from my country to have a positive win-loss records in both Test cricket and ODI cricket.
I held the highest individual ODI score for 8 years, a record I set in the World Cup. I also led my side to a Semi Final in the same tournament.
I am currently an ICC match referee, was Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1968 and my country's first World Cup captain. I led my side to the 1979 World Cup Semi Final.
I captained my side in the first two World Cups and also won the first ever ICC Trophy in 1979.
In my only World Cup as captain in 2003, my team was eliminated in the 1st round due to a washout against Bangladesh. I scored over 5000 runs and took 193 wkts in my career.
I am the only bowler from my country to take 100 Test wickets.
I captained my country in the 2007 World Cup, but my side was eliminated in the first round. I have a reputation for being an extremely economical bowler.
I was the captain of my nation in the first two World Cups, both of which went badly. We lost to everyone except East Africa.
I led my side to the Final and lost in the very first World Cup.
My 2 WC's as captain, both played in England, proved to be disastrous, my side never made it out of the group stage. I made an emotional and tearful speech when I resigned.
I only captained 1 World Cup match, but I was also the captain in my country's most significant achievement to date, victory over England 2009 ICC World Twenty20.
I led my side to the 1979 World Cup Semi Final, where we lost to England in the final over.
I captained my side to their first Test series win abroad, against Pakistan in 1998/99
I was Wisden Cricketer of the Year for 1978, and led my side to a World Cup Semi Final. I'm also the 2nd leading wicket taker in Test cricket for my country.
My side lost all of its matches in the 1999 World Cup. I hold the unique distinction of having captained my country in representative cricket and tennis.
I was the first captain of my country in 1999. My side has not won any World Cup matches to date. I am currently a football referee, officiating in matches in the SPL and SFL.
I led my side to a World Cup Final. I've had a career as a psychoanalyst. I published a book titled 'The Art of Captaincy.'
I hold my country's record for highest Test score and once scored 142 in a World Cup match. I also represented my country in hockey.
In 2011, my side lost all of its matches in an otherwise forgettable World Cup. In 1999, I was reported for having a suspect action and reinvented myself as an offspinner.
I was the captain of my side for the first two World Cups and captained my country to its first Test series victory in 1985.
I made my Test debut at the age of 18, and captained once in the 2011 World Cup. I resigned after my side was only able to defeat Kenya and Canada.
I was the first man to take a wicket for my country. The highest individual WC score was made against my team in 1996. I didn't win any of my 4 matches as captain and retired at 43
I never won a WC match in my 6 matches as captain, but I had a long career, and helped my side qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 1996.
An inaugural inductee into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame I was Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1975). I played 28 Tests and served as an ICC match referee.
I only captained 1 World Cup match for my side in 2007, but in 2003 I had hit headlines, when I hit a century off just 43 balls in a game against Somerset at The Grange, Edinburgh.
I led my side to a disastrous winless campaign in 2007, which included losses to Kenya and Canada.
I captained in 3 World Cup matches. I quit after the 2007 World Cup, bowing out on a low as. I dropped myself for the final match of the tournament.
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