Ajinkya Rahane becomes India's 23rd ODI captain; Here is the full list

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Harare, July 10: Ajinkya Rahane today became India's 23rd One Day International captain when he led the side against Zimbabwe in the opening match of the 3-game series.

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Rahane lost the toss in his opening match as India's leader at the Harare Sports Club stadium. Zimbabwe's skipper Elton Chigumbura invited India to bat first.

Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane, the 27-year-old from Mumbai, joined an elite club of Indian captains on Friday. India's first ever ODI skipper was Ajit Wadekar in 1974. MS Dhoni holds the record for captaining India in most matches - 181. He is also the most successful with 101 wins.

India will play 3 ODIs and 2 Twenty20 Internationals in Zimbabwe. The selectors appointed Rahane as the captain while resting regular skipper MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina.


Here is the full list of India's ODI captains (as on July 10, 2015)

1. Ajit Wadekar - 1974 (2 matches)

2. Srinivas Venkataraghavan - 1975 to 79 (7)

3. Bishan Singh Bedi - 1976 to 78 (4)

4. Sunil Gavaskar - 1980 to 85 (37)

5. GR Viswanath - 1981 (1)

6. Kapil Dev - 1982 to 87 (74)

7. Syed Kirmani - 1983 (1)

8. Mohinder Amarnath - 1984 (1)

9. Ravi Shastri - 1987 to 91 (11)

10. Dilip Vengsarkar - 1987 to 89 (18)

11. Kris Srikkanth - 1989 (13)

12. Mohammad Azharuddin - 1990 to 99 (174)

13. Sachin Tendulkar - 1996 to 2000 (73)

14. Ajay Jadeja - 1998 to 99 (13)

15. Sourav Ganguly - 1999 to 2005 (146)

16. Rahul Dravid - 2000 to 07 (79)

17. Anil Kumble - 2002 (1)

18. Virender Sehwag - 2003 to 12 (12)

19. MS Dhoni - 2007 to 15 (181)

20. Suresh Raina - 2010 to 14 (12)

21. Gautam Gambhir - 2010 to 11 (6)

22. Virat Kohli - 2013 to 14 (17)

23. Ajinkya Rahane - 2015 (1)

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