Ranking Top 10 T20 captains based on the number of trophies won
Though the game is of only 20 overs, to become a champion side, a team needs a quality leader.
Updated - Oct 4, 2020 5:39 pm
9. Misbah-ul-Haq – 2
Sometimes you don’t have to be extraordinary to fulfill your dreams because hard-work and self-belief can do the job for you. It is the perfect set of words to describe the career of Misbah-ul-Haq. The former Pakistan skipper wasn’t the best to emerge from the country, but he didn’t leave any stone unturned to become one of the best in the game.
Throughout his career, Misbah carried the batting unit of Pakistan across formats. Even in the T20s, he made a name for himself with his assured batting in the middle-order. For those who don’t know, he was Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in the inaugural T20 World Cup.
But it is not Misbah’s runs that helped him carve his legacy in the cricketing annals. It is his man-management skills that have made him an icon of the country’s cricket. His record as a T20 skipper is exemplary. He won 6 out of 8 games when he donned the captaincy hat in T20Is.
If those numbers are too small, then look at his record in Pakistan’s T20 franchise league, PSL. His win rate of 59.6 per cent in the league is the proof of his captaincy virtues. Besides, he is also the most successful captain of the PSL with two titles wins. He led the Islamabad United to championship glories in 2016 and 2018. That’s why he was even drafted by the franchise as their coach in PSL 2020.