Double Century on debut as captain (Home tests)

Double Century on debut as captain (Home tests)

Double Century on debut as captain (Home tests): Captaincy job is always considered to be the high on responsibility and pressure assignment. Some crumble to the pressure and their individual performances get hit due to the additional load of playing dual roles. The best of the players in cricket history could not make good captains. Leadership is a skill and it comes naturally, those who possess it, take up the role and translate in smoother for even being noticed. Here we have those batsmen, who got in as skippers so well that their performances enhanced even further. Captains in test cricket who have hit double tons at home on test debut.

5.Graham Dowling (New Zealand):

Graham Dowling hits the ball through the leg side for a four. (Photo Source: Getty Images)
Graham Dowling hits the ball through the leg side for a four. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Graham Dowling a former New Zealand Skipper has this rare record of hitting a double century on captaincy debut. He captained New Zealand for 19 tests overall. Graham scored 239 runs on debut as a captain in Christchurch in 1967-68 and led his team to their first ever victory over India. This unique feat was unbroken record until Shivnarine Chanderpaul broke it in the year 2005.

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