500th Test in Kanpur: Here is full list of India's Test captains

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Kanpur, Sep 22: It was a historic match here today (September 22) at Green Park Stadium as India played their 500th Test. Virat Kohli led the side as the hosts faced New Zealand in the opening game of the 3-Test rubber.

Match scorecard; Ind-NZ series schedule; Photos

India played their first ever Test in June 1932 against England at Lord's. They started off on a losing note. Since then in 499 Tests before today, they have won 129 and lost 157. 212 contests ended in draw while 1 was tied. (Honoured to lead India: Kohli)

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CK Naydu was India's first Test captain and now Kohli is the 32nd leader of the team. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test skipper with 27 wins from 60 matches. He retired from the longer format in 2014.

On the historic occasion of 500th Test, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) honoured former skippers. Sachin Tendulkar, Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kris Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri, Mohammad Azharuddin, Anil Kumble were felicitated before the start of the Test.


Full list of India's Test captains (32)

  1. CK Nayudu 1932-34 (4 Tests)
  2. Maharajah of Vizianagram 1936 (3)
  3. Nawab of Pataudi 1946 (3)
  4. Lala Amarnath 1947-52 (15)
  5. Vijay Hazare 1951-53 (14)
  6. Vinoo Mankad 1955-59 (6)
  7. Ghulam Ahmed 1955-59 (3)
  8. Polly Umrigar 1955-58 (8)
  9. Hemu Adhikari 1959 (4)
  10. Datta Gaekwad 1959 (4)
  11. Pankaj Roy 1959 (1)
  12. Gulabrai Ramchand 1959-60 (5)
  13. Nari Contractor 1960-62 (12)
  14. Mansur Ali Khan 1962-75 (40)
  15. Chandu Borde 1967 (1)
  16. Ajit Wadekar 1971-74 (16)
  17. Srinivas Venkataraghavan 1974-79 (5)
  18. Sunil Gavaskar 1976-85 (47)
  19. Bishan Singh Bedi 1976-78 (22)
  20. GR Viswanath 1980 (2)
  21. Kapil Dev 1983-87 (34)
  22. Dilip Vengsarkar 1987-89 (10)
  23. Ravi Shastri 1988 (1)
  24. Kris Srikkanth 1989 (4)
  25. Mohammad Azharuddin 1990-99 (47)
  26. Sachin Tendulkar 1996-2000 (25)
  27. Sourav Ganguly 2000-05 (49)
  28. Rahul Dravid 2003-07 (25)
  29. Virender Sehwag 2005-12 (4)
  30. Anil Kumble 2007-08 (14)
  31. MS Dhoni 2008 to 2014 (60)
  32. Virat Kohli 2014 to present (15)

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