WC 2015: Brendon McCullum becomes 18th captain to play a final, here's the list

Bengaluru, March 25: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum became the 18th captain in history to lead his team to the final of the cricket World Cup. The 33-year-old dashing batsman also became the first New Zealander to take the island-nation to the final of the quadrennial tournament after they beat South Africa in a thrilling semifinal at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday.

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Here is a list of the other captains who have played in the final of the cricket World Cup:


  • Clive Lloyd of the West Indies (1975, 1979 & 1983) [Won in 1975 & 1979 but lost in 1983]
  • Ricky Ponting of Australia (2003 & 2007) [Won]
  • Kapil Dev of India (1983) [Won]
  • Allan Border of Australia (1987) [Won]
  • Imran Khan of Pakistan (1992) [Won]
  • Arjuna Ranatunga of Sri Lanka (1996) [Won]
  • Steve Waugh of Australia (1999) [Won]
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India (2011) [Won]
  • Ian Chappell of Australia (1975) [Lost]
  • Mike Brearley of England (1979) [Lost]
  • Mike Gatting of England (1987) [Lost]
  • Graham Gooch of England (1992) [Lost]
  • Mark Taylor of Australia (1996) [Lost]
  • Wasim Akram of Pakistan (1999) [Lost]
  • Sourav Ganguly of India (2003) [Lost]
  • Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka (2007) [Lost]
  • Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka (2011) [Lost]

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