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Dhoni’s Batting Record as Captain

MS Dhoni
scored 69 in the third ODI against England at The Oval on 09.09.11 providing
his 25th half century while leading India. He became the eleventh
captain in ODIs to score 25 fifties or more. The detailed list is furnished
below.

 

Dhoni has made 4 of his 7 ODI hundreds as captain. Interestingly, his batting average as captain remains above 50 (51.83), even as his overall average has slipped to 48.48.

 

 

No

Captain

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

HCs

1

RT Ponting

Aus

228

218

22

8488

164

43.30

51

2

SP Fleming

NZl

218

208

16

6295

134*

32.78

38

3

GC Smith

RSA

150

148

9

5416

141

38.96

37

4

M Azharuddin

Ind

174

162

29

5239

153*

39.39

37

5

SC Ganguly

Ind

147

143

11

5104

144

38.66

30

6

A Ranatunga

Srl

193

183

34

5608

131*

37.63

37

7

ST Jayasuriya

Srl

118

118

5

4377

189

38.73

25

8

WJ Cronje

RSA

138

128

20

4070

94

37.68

31

9

AR Border

Aus

178

165

27

4439

127*

32.16

27

10

MS Dhoni

Ind

105

94

23

3680

124

51.83

25

11

R Dravid

Ind

79

75

12

2658

105

42.19

25

 

It is
interesting to note that this list comprises of four Indians - Azharuddin {37},
Ganguly {30}, Dravid {25} and Dhoni {25}.

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